An android constructed by a scientist falls in love with the bride-to-be of his creator.


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Credited cast:
Dr. Vaseegaran / Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Delhi Kumar ...
Vaseegaran's Father
Traffic Police
Devadarshini Chetan ...
Sabu Cyril ...
Agent Shah
Chaams ...
Shriya Sharma ...
School student
Sugunthan ...
Walkie-Talkie Inspector
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz ...
Austrian Goon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raaghav Ranganathan ...
Bad Boy Next Door


Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's fiancée Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and turns on his creator. Written by Joyojeet Pal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Love, hate, and betrayal between the creator and his creation


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Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Robot  »

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Box Office


INR 1,900,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£284,600 (UK) (1 October 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was first started in 1998 with Kamal Haasan and Preity Zinta. They both had done a photo session for the film. The film was shelved for unknown reasons. See more »


In several car chase shots, the car gets hit or has parts destroyed and in the next scene, the car is like new. See more »


School student: Why was the Robot dismantled?
Chitthi: I started to think!
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Referenced in For the Love of a Man (2015) See more »


Boom Boom Robo Da
Sung by Yogi B., Kirti Sagathia, Shweta Mohan and Tanvi Shah
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Madhan Karky
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Robo - Man, machine, magic
1 October 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

All is grand and great with 'Enthiran'. From frame one till the last, there is enough thrill, spill and chill that one would normally associate with Rajinikanth. Perhaps it is double here. The magic of Rajinikanth and the aura of Shankar have been combined well to weave a magic on screen.

Come to describe Rajinikanth in Enthiran, we may run short of adjectives and adverbs. As scientist Vaseegaran and as robot Chitti, the top actor sizzles. He is cool and suave as Vaseegaran. More intellectual and stylish, he charms one and all.

Sporting a stylish beard, Rajinikanth appears in trendy costumes in flashy colours. He has exemplary energy and enormous screen presence quite like any other films of him in the past.

Not far behind is beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed few chances before to act with Rajinikanth. In 'Enthiran', she is cool and casual. The beauty with brains lends dignity to her role.

Walking away with applause is Mozart of Madras A R Rahman. All his songs are catchy, foot-tapping and trendy. The songs like 'Kadhal Anukkal….', 'Robo Dance…', 'Boom Boom…' or 'Kilimanjaro…', all evoke thunderous applause. Rahman's mastery in blending orchestration, harmony and rhythm add pep to all the numbers. The lyrics too compliment the songs and the theme of the movie. The legend in Vairamuthu, his novice son Kargy and Pa Vijay deserve applause.

Come to master of the ship – Shankar. The man of many achievements, who brought grandeur to Tamil cinema, has lived up to his reputation. His dream project which eventually hit the screens is nothing short of fun, frolic and excitement. Known for handling mass themes with much ease, here he combines such elements with science. A theme never heard before in Indian cinema, Enthiran, is nothing but a milestone movie. Shankar has added one more jewel in his crown.

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