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142 out of 216 people found the following review useful:

Endhiran...The Greatest Blockbuster of Indian Cinema!

9/10
Author: sathish_tom from Delhi
25 September 2010

Endhiran, The Robot is definitely going to be a Biggest Blockbuster of Indian Cinema.

1. Budget is $35m, most expensive movie in Asia.

2. 2250 prints, 3000 screens, largest worldwide screening after 'Spiderman'.1400 screens in Tamil Nadu alone including 48 out of 52 screens in Chennai.

3.In three language versions, Tamil,Telugu & Hindi.

4. The special effects are as good as Hollywood movies like Terminator, Matrix, Godzilla which is composed of 1500 graphical shots.

5. Double Academy Award Winner AR Rahman has scored the music.

This is a story of android based humanoid named Chitti.The first part in Endhiran movie has lot of surprises and rest half has actions and rides.

In Endhiran, Rajni plays double role. One is a scientist and another is a Robot. Scientist Rajni creates a Robot with artificial intelligence like that of sixth sense in humans to help human beings and to the development of the country.But its silicon heart falls in love with Aishwarya Rai. Writes romantic poems and the Robot behave just like a human being. Knowing about the extra ordinary intelligence of the Robot the villains try to get control of the Robot.

The last 30 minutes of the film are literally the grandmaster of all make-believe and end up creating a whole new genre of cinema: the 'curry eastern' which stands up as a wholesome alternative to the curry western. For Rajnikanth fans, the climax is definitely a sure-fire way to lose your sanity.

For non-Rajnikanth fans, it's a sure-fire way to understand the mystique and magical allure of Rajni sir, a hero who enjoys a demi-god status in several parts of India. Why? Because there are almost a hundred Rajnikanths eating up helicopters, smashing cars, battering planet earth and creating havoc, like never before. If you thought Terminator, Matrix, Godzilla was fun, then we guarantee you'll fall off your chair with glee as our desi T2-meets-Blade Runner-meets Neo-meets-Godzilla sets the screen on fire in a crazy, vengeance bid. Spoofy, yes. But super fun too.

Robot is primarily designed as an unadulterated tribute to the charisma of Indian cinema's ageless superstar, Rajnikanth. And it's completely, wholeheartedly, joyously desi. Where else would you find a hero who literally shoots with his fingers! What's more important is the fact that you actually don't mind when the bullet whizzes out of his forefinger and hits the man in front in the head. Instant death! Ha Ha!

The high point of Robot are the super quality special effects. All the Spiderman, Batman and Superhero antics of Rajnikanth have been done with exquisite elan by the Stan Winston Studio which reportedly provided the animatrics for films like Jurassic Park and Avatar. And all the stunts have been choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping, the Hong Kong based action director who created the high-adrenalin stunts of classics like Kill Bill and Matrix. Almost 40 per cent of the film's colossal budget (Rs 160 crores) has been spent on special effects, which, at the end of the day, seems all worthwhile. For watching Rajnikanth running horizontal on a speeding train, clambering across burning buildings like Spiderman or mutating into gargantuan monsters does manage to shock and awe the viewer who's out there to have big time fun.

But Robot isn't effect alone. It has a plot too which, if you really pay attention, has a meaning and a message. The film carries forward the man-machine war through interesting twists and turns and creates a lively love triangle between scientist Rajnikanth, medico student Aishwarya Rai and robot Rajnikanth. Interestingly, the duo make an interesting pair, what with Rajni sir's sundry wigs and sideburns and Aishwarya's tribal 'Kilimanjaro-Mohenjodaro' attire. You might just overdose on the pungent masala fare. Have a blast.

For Tamil audience, this movie is a definite 10 out of 10!

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122 out of 177 people found the following review useful:

Will make history in the Indian Cinema

10/10
Author: prem-citit from India
30 September 2010

Enthiran movie is going to make history in the Indian Cinema. The south Indian superstar once again gonna rock in the Indian theaters as well as in the foreign theaters where superstars fans assemble to witness his extraordinary acting with his attractive style. The ace director Shankar has did his best to make his wild imaginations to come into reality by using his technicians and the Stan Winston studio in US which no other Indian film has made its entry into it. Superstar Rajinikanth is in the negative role again after decades which is going to entertain and fulfill the hype and expectation to all his die hard fans around the globe Aish, Oscar winner AR Rahman have given the best to ensure this movie to make history. The action sequence in the movie is going to keep the audience at the tip of their seats till the end of the movie. Sit relaxed and enjoy the movie!!! Wishing the Superstar and his unit a grand success by making the first Indian Sci-fi movie to compete with the Hollywood blockbusters.

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103 out of 146 people found the following review useful:

Robo - Man, machine, magic

10/10
Author: kimian from India
1 October 2010

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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107 out of 156 people found the following review useful:

Rajini...the one and the only SUPERSTAR

9/10
Author: Mahesh Kothamangalam from United States
30 September 2010

Can you always get the best results with the best ingredients? The answer is YES, YOU CAN. Provided you have an actor/superstar who listens to his director, an actress/global celebrity who just glows on screen throughout the movie and if the big budget is totally justified.

All the credit for this extravagant movie goes to Shankar Shanmugam. The man is an absolute genius. His creativity reaches great heights with this movie and elevates the Indian movie standard to an all time high. With every movie of his, the scale of movie-making grows tremendously. He got the best technology money can buy. Looks like the majority of the budget is spent on Animatronics and this movie has got plenty of that.

Rajinikanth is magnificent in this movie. In fact, he is the movie. He adds life to every single frame created by Shankar. Aishwarya does what she does best, look GORGEOUS.She has some pretty slick dance moves in the songs.

The Animatronics are the best you could find in any movie so far and not just an Indian movie. The songs are spectacular. Shankar shows the audience some of the best places in the world all for a few bucks. The locations are mind-blowing and totally unique to this movie. Shankar handpicked the locations for the songs and they are shot on a grand scale. The music is haunting and highly entertaining.

This movie will surely become one of the biggest movies ever made in India and without a doubt bring in a lot of moolah to the producers, distributors and the exhibitors all around the world.

Rajinikanth redefines super stardom. Truly, a legend of a man.

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82 out of 112 people found the following review useful:

Superb action packed movie with stunning graphics

10/10
Author: mithesh2020 from India
1 October 2010

Enthiran will keep u by your seats till the end.The movie plot is decent and the superb directing by Shankar along with our superstar Rajini's acting makes this a masterpiece.....

I saw this movie on first day at pondicherry and i never seen a crowd like this before.

The film's story revolves around a scientist's struggle to control his creation, an android robot whose processor was upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and generate human emotions, from further sociological mishaps. After setting its eyes upon a beautiful woman, the robot develops love for her, who also happens to be the love interest of the scientist, which creates a conflict between the two. It released worldwide on 1 October 2010...........

A must see film...............

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98 out of 150 people found the following review useful:

BEST SCI-FI Movie in Asia - Rajini Rocks...

9/10
Author: Rajeev Nambyar from India
1 October 2010

I just came out from seeing the first day first show....Endhiran at Kasi theater in chennai. The movie started early morning at 4:30. Never seen a huge crowd like this ever before in chennai for a movie, that too early before even sunrise. The movie is 100% adrenalin rush action with Rajini's and Aiswarya's stunning performance. The graphic sequences are awesome. Its very difficult to distinguish graphics from reality. Last 1hr of the movie reminds us of 'the matrix'. The songs are picturised in a spectacular way. The movie is a super-hit in all possible angles. See it before others do. I mean to say watch it to believe my words.

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87 out of 132 people found the following review useful:

Not a Master Piece but a Path Breaking with its Breath taking Visuals.

10/10
Author: Arjun PS (ps.arjun@gmail.com) from Chennai, India
1 October 2010

Rajini Kanth

Magic: Whats Magic? Its a Power to make you sit and watch a Person is doing and here it is... Its Sheer magic of Rajini. He had given us a Completely new Indian film. This Movie will prove in all ways, who is the super star of India.

Endhrian Movie Review

You would have heard about Western Style, Western Movie etc.. Now, here after there is one more, That is Eastern, its Eastern Style, the RAJINI Style. Rajini and Shankar will always be remembered as the Persons responsible for making a movie that will literally reduce the gap between Hollywood and Indian Movies. They are responsible for the Giant Step Tamil Film Industry had taken.

Endhiran is Indian and is Desi meets western and let we call the new genre of film making as Eastern.

The Highlight of the Endhrian is its Special Effects, that you can match this movie with any Hollywood movies. Yes this movie is - perhaps the first Indian Science Fiction movie which is successful and high in Special EFX. Here all Spidar Man, Hancock, Hulk, Superman become one man and its amazing that for the first time we are going to accept an Indian Desi Hancock. Its hard to identify Special Efx used in most of the Scenes. The Special Efx in the last 45 Minutes is breath taking and very creative, not taken or inspired from any Hollywood movies like Blade or I Robot or Spider Man or Hancock. He had introduced a new Genre and which is going to be repeated in the future, this movie is going to inspire many and many Future Indian film Directors.

The Movie is Big, Grand and Explosive. Final 15 or 20 Minutes will keep you at the edge of your seat. You will witness the greatest ever SP EFX Indian Movie or even Asian movie.

Dialogues: Dialoges are very good and easy to understand for anybody. Its simple and convey the message easily. Eg:

Person 1: Do God Exist? Chitti: What you mean by GOD? Person 1: Our Creator. Chitti: Then, Yes, (Pointing Vaseegaran) he is my God, my Creator.

On the whole: The Movie is going to break all kind of Indian Box Office records. The movie has everything, whatever the Team had promised before. Great achievement by SUN Pictures and S Shankar.

Look out for the Final 20 Minutes, the Magnetic EFX, the Giant ROBO, The Snake, Rajini's Dialoges and his Face expressions in the last quarter.

This movie is not a Masterpiece but is Path Breaking with its breath Taking Visuals. The film is a Visual Treat and technically way ahead of any Indian Movies.

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84 out of 132 people found the following review useful:

Get Ready Folks!!!

10/10
Author: doomsdaycs from India
1 October 2010

When was the last time, you watched a movie and came out of a theatre and then continued to talk about that movie for ages to come? If you have an answer, you have another opportunity and if you don't, you have your first 'experience' here!

If you are that die hard fan of Rajnikanth, you wouldn't need a review but you'd still want that loads of lines praising heaps on the Superstar! But here, you'll regret one thing – the invention of the dictionary! You won't really find one word to describe the true charisma and the on-screen persona of Rajnikanth, the undisputed Superstar of Tamil, oops Indian cinema!

The Gist of the Story:

Rajnikanth is a scientist, Vaseegaran who develops his brainchild, a robot. Names it 'Chitty' and teaches every single thing that this universe can hold. 'Chitty' is programmed to learn and know everything except for human emotions and when that is taught, how would you expect a machine to react? Watch 'Endhiran' to know how!

Dialogues:

The Superstar's fan following ranges from the villages to international cities and this being a movie talking about technology, one would expect totally technical jargon in place. But that's only a myth, because the dialogues in 'Endhiran' are simple and convey the message quite crisply making sure all the sections of the audience understand every aspect of technology and science. Now did that sound serious? The movie is neatly infused with comedy dialogues that will make you giggle and when rendered by Rajni himself, you'll just scream laughing!

Visual Effects and Editing:

The teasers and trailers stimulated the curiosity thanks to the splendid visual effects by international technicians. Examples of the dynamic effects are a plenty to talk about in the movie but sample this – a robot with unimaginable powers confronts goons with his electromagnetic property and attracts their weapons, and voila, you get to see, a spectacular scene that probably idolizes Goddess Kali! You'll have to watch it to understand and realise, it is verbally impossible to describe that scene and many other visual effects! Editing by Antony is crisp. Had the length been a little longer, the party would have been a little annoying!

Stunts:

Not just for visual effects, Shankar has also used the services of international expertise for the stunts in his movie. Yuen Woo Ping, who worked on 'The Matrix', etc, has designed stunt scenes that will make your jaws drop! Our very own Peter Heines has also done his part. A sample to tease your curiosity – an intense car chasing scene with our Superstar making a 'donut' in his Mercedes Convertible! Exhilarating!

Music:

AR Rahman, the Mozart of Madras, we've seen the response for the music right after the launch! But on screen, 'Kadhal Annukal' and 'Kilimanjaro', not to forget 'Arima', they take you by storm. The background score's decent and tries to receive your attention effectively! The rerecording in the movie is near perfect and sound capture by Oscar winner Resul Pookutty is A1.

The Cast:

Your eyes are predominantly set on the Superstar but pave way for the other leads. We'll come to the beautiful Aishwarya in a little while but before that it is going to be the gracious Danny Denzongpa, the wily villain of the movie. He is old but he is got grace and is a refreshing change from the usual villains. He adds a lot of freshness to the script, a brilliant choice of casting.

The next, comedians Karunaas and Santhanam, though they don't quite have lengthy screen presence, they still manage to receive appreciation for their comic timing. Santhanam will be a proud man to have shared screen with the superstar.

Aishwarya Rai – The Miss World, is amazing and truly an epitome of beauty! She forms an important part of the script and hence you'll spot her throughout the movie, perhaps for the first time a heroine is receiving considerable importance in a superstar's movie! The marvellous costumes add to her allure and she's just majestic in few scenes!

Rajnikanth aka Superstar:

Saving the best (or the ultimate) for the last, Rajnikanth is one man who will not cease to amaze you! If your 6 or 60, doesn't really matter because you will be in awe of the man! you will be in awe of the man! In a movie which shows signs of visual effects riding in the driver's seat, the Superstar dominates every bit to walk away with appreciation! No favouritism here, you just can't stop talking about him, once you come out! As the scientist Vaseegaran, he plays his part uncharacteristically Rajni without Punch dialogues or fights but as 'Chitty – the Robot' you are bound to follow or even turn an addict!

Sample this – as a gentle Robot he is precise in acting and when it comes to the evil side, the incredible Rajni has made sure he doesn't waste his opportunity! His evil laugh, his characteristic slick walk, that body language and the dialogue delivery in 'Endhiran' remind you of the golden Rajni time! Look out for the amazing dance moves by the superstar, given his age, a few moves are stunning, credits to the choreographers!

My Verdict:

The festival of lights, 'Deepavali' is round the corner and with the release of 'Endhiran', the fireworks have already started! Quoting the Superstar himself, 'Endhiran' for the Indian audience all around the world is an 'experience'! Don't miss it!

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63 out of 92 people found the following review useful:

Its Rajni at his best.

8/10
Author: eas-rao from Chennai, India
1 October 2010

Amazing, extravagant, intelligent, beautifully conceived- executed treat for all fans of Rajni and people who understand and enjoy the Indian masala movie!!!! Shankar has hit the jackpot, the mother lode this time with this stunning film which is going to open huge vistas for Indian cinema. Rajni is the soul of the film and my god he delivers and HOW!!! The last 45 minutes are simply cracking for his enactment of the anti hero as only he can and does.

My only regret in the film was that they seemed to have required not 200 but 400 crores to really deliver in the stunt sequences in the 2nd half! But even still, magnificent achievement with an absorbing story line which keeps you engaged and rollicking in your seats till the last frame. Aishwarya seems to get more attractive with each passing year! This is the only event (Rajni) apart from cricket in India where absolute strangers on the road, in the theatre ask each other questions on how the movie was and talk like long lost friends on any subject under the sun.

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50 out of 76 people found the following review useful:

9/10

10/10
Author: Vikram Aravamudhan (vikram.markiv@gmail.com) from Hartford, CT
30 September 2010

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The movie starts without the usual powerful entry sequence that Superstar Rajini gets. Highly unusual but there's a first thing for everything. A nice sci-fi food for the Tamil audience. Haven't really seen this kind of a story in any of the movies so far. Nice screenplay. Stunts were a bit too much, as-usual, but not ridiculous at the same time.

Though the storyline is in sync with that of I-Robot at times, there seems to be lot of original touch to it. Absolutely lovable songs. The graphics are very decent and the work in climax scenes are damn good. Worth a watch !! Even twice. Even thrice.

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