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The Hindi dubbed version of Rajinikanths 2.0 is nearing the Rs 150 crore mark. After 8 days, it has earned Rs 139.75 crore. Directed by Shankar, 2.0 also stars Akshay Kumar as the villain Pakshi Raja. The films music has been composed by AR Rahman.
2.0 is the spiritual sequel to Enthiran (2010). Rajinikanth reprises the characters of scientist Vaseegaran and the android robot Chitti.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the films figures. He wrote on Twitter, “#2Point0 has an EXCELLENT *extended* Week 1… Week 2 holds the key… Will give an idea of its *lifetime biz*… Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 11.50 cr, Wed 9.50 cr, Thu 7.75 cr. Total: ₹ 139.75 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”
2.0 received mixed reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars. She wrote, “2.0 is dull as ditchwater in the first half, perking up a little in the second, with a half-way watchable Akshay, and a Rajini coming into his own right towards the end, for a bit. There are some oh-wow moments, but on the whole, the film is not worth all the sound and fury.
“Will there be a 3.0? Give that a thought while I deposit my 3D glasses by the door,” she added.
2.0 is now the highest grossing Hindi dubbed film. It beat Baahubali: The Beginnings lifetime business in just 6 days.
Despite mixed critical reception, 2.0 is unstoppable at the box office. It recently crossed the Rs 500 crore mark at the worldwide box office.