One of the most anticipated films of , 2. The song was released in Hindi simultaneously. According to reports, the makers spent over Rs 20 crore on the song. Director Shankar, who is known for his extravagant picturization of songs in his films, wanted the entire song to be shot directly with 3D cameras. He plays Dr. Richard or Crow-Man, the antagonist. This is also the first time he is sharing the screen with Rajnikanth. In a recent media interaction, Akshay Kumar said that he was extremely thankful for everything he learnt from the superstar.
Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2. The most awaited movie of the year, 2. The budget of the film is reported to be over Rs crore which makes 2. The reason behind such a high cost is the technology used in the film.
On April 8 T-series had released their new song 'Masakali 2. The song is a remake or it is safe to say a remix of the original song 'Masakali' from the Rakyesh Om Prakash film 'Delhi-6'. The original was one of the most popular songs of its time and the song has aged very well among the fans. When the new version dropped, there was a disappointment among everyone that it does not match the original anywhere and many felt that it ruined the essence of the song. It got mixed reactions, while few liked the pairing of Sid and Tara, many despised the lyrics and the tune. But what came as an unexpected turn was AR Rahman taking to twitter and showing his dissappointment over the song. Everyone seemed surprised as the legend is usually silent and speaks only when he is asked something, but him coming out and posting this shows the major unhappiness with the song. Earlier when one of his songs 'Ishwar Allah' was remade he expressed his disenchantment by saying that 'They bastardised the song'. His other iconic numbers 'Humma Humma' and 'Urvashi' have also been remixed in the past.
Rahman composed the feature film soundtrack and background score. The lyrics for the songs has been penned by Madhan Karky , Na. Muthukumar in Tamil. Rahman was chosen to compose the songs, during the post-production works of the film in December The recording process for the songs and original score, took place for nearly four years. The soundtrack album was launched at a promotional event held on 27 October , at Burj Al Arab , Dubai , where the film's cast and crew and other celebrities attended the event. Two songs from the movie was released in Tamil, and also the dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi , on the same day and A bonus track was released on 6 November , in Tamil as well as the dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi.