2.0 budget: Shankar's 2.0 which is a sequel to highly successful 2010 film Robot, is set to surpass Baahubali as India's most expensive movie ever.
Indian cinema has taken some giant steps in last few years, both in terms of film production and investment. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali was a fine example of this. It set a new standard for the Indian filmmakers by investing a huge amount. Now, Shankar’s 2.0 which is a sequel to highly successful 2010 film Robot, is set to surpass Baahubali as India’s most expensive movie ever. According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, 2.0’s budget is above Rs 400 crore which makes it the costliest film in Indian history till date.
Earlier, media reports had suggested that the budget of 2.0 can be in the range of Rs 300-350 crore but it seems that it’s much more than that. Even Baahubali series was made in less than Rs 300 crore. The movie stars superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. It is being shot with the help of 3D cameras taking the viewer experience to the next level. A video of 2.0 in-the-making was shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Saturday evening on his Twitter handle.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 7, 2017
Even though 2.0 is being made over such a massive budget, the makers would just not recover costs but would even make healthy profits. The first part of 2.0, Robot, was highly successful and moreover, the blockbuster success of Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion earlier this year has given confidence that a South film with mass-appeal can work wonders at the box office.
The second part of Baahubali which released earlier this year, went on to earn more than Rs 1000 crore worldwide. Even the Hindi version of the film earned over Rs 500 crore and if the buzz has to be believed, 2.0 can achieve something similar.