Not many days ago, popular subtitlist Rekhs accused Lyca production for not paying her due for working in Rajinikanth’s magnum opus 2.0. The last tweet of her which was posted day before yesterday said “Today is Day 14 after I was forced to bring it out in the open: Lyca owes ‘rekhs’ for subtitling 2.O from Nov 2018, when the final was delivered to Qube as per their request. Kindly RT in this thread Appreciate your invaluable support, rekhs🙏🤗💛”
#Lyca2payrekhsfor2pointO #Day14: Today is Day 14 after I was forced to bring it out in the open: Lyca owes 'rekhs' for subtitling 2.O from Nov 2018, when the final was delivered to Qube as per their request. Kindly RT in this thread Appreciate your invaluable support, rekhs🙏🤗💛 pic.twitter.com/wmL6UyOWkf— rekhs (@rekhshc) August 26, 2019
With a massive budget of around Rs 600 crore, superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2.0 is considered as one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018. Rekhs, a crew member of the movie who did subtitling for the film in two languages has alleged few days back that Lyca failed to provide her pay for the work she done.
Rekhs who did subtitling for more than 500 films, in her first tweet said “can @LycaProductions pls let me know when my team & i will be paid for #2pointO we handed over all reels, both langs in good faith, trusting u won’t let us dwn. Sadly my last resort but i strongly feel cast & crew shd b paid. i cn u/s delay but not this silence 2my calls/mail 😶”
can @LycaProductions pls let me know when my team & i will be paid for #2pointO we handed over all reels, both langs in good faith, trusting u won't let us dwn. Sadly my last resort but i strongly feel cast & crew shd b paid. i cn u/s delay but not this silence 2my calls/mail 😶— rekhs (@rekhshc) August 12, 2019
Now Lyca Production has made a press release in which it opened on this issue for the first time. In the press release Lyca has said that it allotted only 50,000 for subtitling initially but Rekhs demanded 2 lakhs. The statement also made clear that Rekhs completed the work out of her own will by saying that the compensations can be discussed later.
Then the required amount from her after finishing the work was not acceptable for Lyca. This is when Rekhs started to accuse Lyca for not paying her. However, the production house has said that it is ready to pay 1. Lakh which is above the payment they do usually. This is because of the delay they made. “It is very easy to defame someone by a simple tweet” said the statement.
Check out the tweet from Lyca here :
Check out some of the reactions here :
Well, this was not required at all. Anyways, neat clarification from your end.— Anees H (@Anees_Offl) August 28, 2019
Next time around give the job to me. 😀I will be completing it in 2 weeks time with better choice of words on the subs.
Bro it's not like that, subtitler ku idhan charge nu solt industry standard rate irukkum, top 3 stars padangal eppome high budget aaga reason ennena there are more people working than a regular films avlo dhan, mathappadi sambhalam ellaam ella padathleyum equal ah irukkum— rajasekaran (@raJ399_raja) August 28, 2019
Instead of publicly defaming each other, pay her the money,all she asked was 2 lakhs. Her subs were d reason many foreigners understood d movie n even d reason why it's being released in China🙏when u can spend it on other stuff, might itself spend it on d most important, SUBS 😎— Priyangka (@deviarunassalam) August 28, 2019
Paying 100 crores for the actor but couldn't pay 2 lakhs for subtitling the 2.28 hrs long movie. What an irony— killer (@Vignesh_AV24) August 28, 2019
2.0 is one of the high profile film delivered by director Shankar whose long-time dream to deliver a quality science fiction film and put India on a global map. What do you think on this press release of Lyca ?? Comment your views below !!