This Chinese film beats Rajinikanth’s 2.0 as Asia’s costliest film

The film is said to be loosely based on Buddhist mythology and marks the directorial debut of Peng Zhang, a popular stunt choreographer in Hollywood. The film is produced by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures Group, Ningxia Film Group, Zhenjian Film and others. The first look posters of the expensive film in Asia were released recently. But, China’s forthcoming epic fantasy film, Asura, is Asia’s costliest film with a budget of $100 million. There is no question that 2.0 is India’s costliest film. The film is a trilogy and its first part is scheduled to hit the screens in 2018. The filmmakers have roped in Hollywood filmmakers for the project to expose the local Chinese film industry to international practices in filmmaking. Written by Manoj Kumar R
| Bengaluru |

Updated: November 22, 2016 3:58 pm

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is India’s expensive film
At 2.0 first look launch event in Mumbai on Sunday, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar kept reminding the audience and the media that the upcoming Rajinikanth film is the most expensive film ever produced in Asia. The Chinese filmmaker is known for his work in films like Ant-Man, The Twilight Saga and Scott Pilgrim vs the World. The makers have spent a whopping Rs 350 crore on this south Indian film, even as the budget of the biggest Bollywood films with big star cast rarely touch the Rs 100 crore mark. While his statement about the film is correct to a certain extent, it would be accurate to say that Enthiran sequel is Asia’s second biggest film in terms of budget.