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Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 now set for release on 29 November

The long overdue sci-fi film will be released a day ahead of Sara Ali Khan's debut film, Kedarnath.

Mayur Lookhar

It has been a long wait indeed for Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar fans for 2.0.

The science-fiction drama directed by Shankar has been through quite a few release announcements and postponements because of the delay in the extensive visual effects required for the film.

Fans will now be hoping there are no further delays after the producers announced 29 November 2018 as the release date. 

“With great pride and immense excitement, announcing the release date of our magnum opus 2.0 — November 29, 2018. Gear up to view the ultimate clash Good or Evil,” Lyca Productions tweeted today. 

The makers had early on decided against calling 2.0 a sequel to Enthiran / Robot (2010). Instead, they have termed it a 'spiritual successor' to the blockbuster.

The film has been shot in Tamil and Hindi simultaneously. It is also the only film to feature superstar Rajinikanth and Hindi film star Akshay Kumar together.

While Rajinikanth returns to reprise the roles of Dr Vaseegaran and the robot Chitti, Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist in this film.

The film also has Southern actress Amy Jackson and Adil Hussain in the supporting cast.

The film is rumoured to be the most expensive Indian film yet, with a production budget of Rs500 crore.

If 2.0 is indeed going to be released at last on 29 November, will Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor shift his film starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan?

There is also the Karan Johar production Student Of The Year 2 scheduled for release on 30 November. Will Johar make way for his friend Akshay Kumar?

Johar's Dharma Productions is also producing the Akshay Kumar-starrer period film Kesari. It sure seems like there will be a scramble for screens in the last week of November.