It is rumoured that superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film 2.0, which has been directed by Shankar and produced at a whopping cost by Lyka Productions, would be pruned down to run for just 100 minutes so as to make it more interesting!
In the black-and-white era of yore (during the forties, fifties and sixties), films had a length of not less than 150 minutes (two-and-a-half hours). Some films even ran for three hours and more and they had two spells of intermission during one screening. Hollywood films are, however, very different in nature as they always had a length of 90 minutes to 120 minutes (except the honourable exception of Titanic).
It now appears that Kollywood is following the Hollywood style in terms of the length of the film and not in terms of the quality with which Hollywood films are made. Recently released Saavi was just 62-minute long film. Shankar usually makes films of length of 150 to 180 minutes. He has now wrapped up the shoot of Rajini’s 2.0 whose shoot commenced late in 2015.
The film’s release has already been postponed twice and is now scheduled to hit screens worldwide in April. It now turns out that Rajini and Shankar want to surprise fans and audiences by pruning down the length of the film by an hour to run for just one hour and 40 minutes by attempting some ‘crisp’ editing. Keep watching this space for further update on the matter!