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Chinese fans disappointed over Rajinikanth's "2.0" delay

  • 28 Jun 2019
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The sequel to Shankar's 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran", "2.0" has seen huge success in other countries and has been released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi so far.

China-based distribution house, HY Media, had acquired the Chinese dubbing rights of India's costliest film and it was supposed to be released as "Robot 2.0: Resurgence".

It was to be Rajinikanth's first film to have a large-scale theatrical release in China with HY Media planning to release the dubbed and subtitled versions in 10,000 cinemas with a whopping 56,000 screens, including 47,000 3D screens.

It was also supposed to be the first Indian film screened in this summer.

But now, all the grand plans have been put on hold to make way for another potential giant money maker - Disney's live version of "The Lion King" which will be released worldwide next month.

Although China has turned out to be a lucrative market for Indian films in recent years, with Aamir Khan's films consistently doing well there, HY Media is being cautious as their previous Indian release in China, "Padman" starring Akshay Kumar, was not a commercial success.

The film, which features Rajinikanth playing multiple characters including a scientist and a robot, also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey. Akshay Kumar, making his southern debut, plays the antagonist.

Article Source: Times of India

Photo source: Variety