Rajinikanth's upcoming '2.0' is the costliest film made in the history of Indian cinema, with an unheard budget of $75 million. The Shankar directorial is a sequel to 2010's much-loved 'Endhiran'. According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, 2.0 has had a record-breaking advance booking. Even before the release, the movie has amassed a whopping Rs 120 crore just in advance booking. With this, it has become the first film in Tamil cinema to go past Rs 100 crore.
The film was announced three years ago, and it took the makers all this time to complete the magnum opus. The trailer that was released early this month went viral on the internet within minutes. Director Shankar recently opened up about the budget of the movie. He said, “Lyca Productions, the production house, knows the exact amount. I narrated the entire story before we went on floors and they sort of knew how much money would be required to complete the film. They agreed to fund the project, knowing how much it would cost them. Beyond our calculations, we had some unexpected expenses for the VFX.”
He elaborated, “As far as I know, the budget stands between Rs 400 to Rs 450 crore for the film alone. In addition, the producers have spent a huge chunk for the publicity and other production costs.”