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Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 1 October 2010 (USA)
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Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend.


(as Shankar)


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Credited cast:
Dr. Vaseegaran / Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Dr. Bohra
Delhi Kumar ...
Vaseegaran's Father
Traffic Police
Devadarshini Chetan ...
Agent Shah
Chaams ...
Shriya Sharma ...
Sugunthan ...
Walkie-Talkie Inspector
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz ...
Austrian Goon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Austrian Arms Dealer


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


Action | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


INR 1,900,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,166,178, 3 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


First Indian film for Mary E. Vogt, the costume designer for the Men in Black series and also for Woo-Ping Yuen, action choreographer in The Matrix and Kill Bill sequels. See more »


When asked the robot replies that there are a finite number of primes of the order of 4 billion, however it has been known since the Ancient Greeks that there are an infinite number of primes. See more »


Chitthi: Task Incomplete.
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Spoofed in Singam 2 (2013) See more »


Kadhal Anukkal
Sung by Vijay Prakash and Shreya Ghoshal
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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Robo - Man, machine, magic
1 October 2010 | by 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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