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Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | | Action , Sci-Fi | 1 October 2010 (USA)
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A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director:

S. Shankar (as Shankar)

Writers:

Madhan Karky (dialogue), Swanand Kirkire (hindi dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajinikanth ... Dr. Vaseegaran / Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Sana
Danny Denzongpa ... Dr. Bohra
Santhanam ... Siva
Karunas ... Ravi
Delhi Kumar Delhi Kumar ... Vaseegaran's Father
Cochin Hanifa ... Traffic Police
Kalabhavan Mani ... Pachaimuthu
Devadarshini Chetan Devadarshini Chetan ... Latha
Sabu Cyril ... Agent Shah
Chaams Chaams ... Barber
Shriya Sharma Shriya Sharma ... School student
Sugunthan Sugunthan ... Walkie-Talkie Inspector
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz Kriz Chris Henri Harriz ... Austrian Goon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristian Hedegaard-Petersen Kristian Hedegaard-Petersen ... Austrian Arms Dealer
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Love, hate, and betrayal between the creator and his creation See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 1,900,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$4,373,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,017,644
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sun Pictures,Utopia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The visual appearance of Chitti was based on the G.I. Joe action figures. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chitthi: No one can destroy me!
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Alternate Versions

Telugu dubbed version known as "Robo." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Aggression (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam
Sung by A.R. Rahman,Kash and Krissy
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Madhan Karky, Kash and Krissy
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Indian cinema's pinnacle of evolution – 'Robot sapiens
1 October 2010 | by prabu-maheshSee all my reviews

With a bevy of machine guns in hand; all triggers locked, Superstar delivers a resounding punch line; 'Happy Diwali folks'. Yes, it was Diwali, minutes before the start of the first show here in Chennai with crackers going off in thousands, flowers flying around and people going delirious with excitement. This is Diwali; no matter even if

the real one is still a month away, Superstar has arrived!

Overall, Endhiran is a 'robotic, hypnotic, supersonic, Superstar' experience, the first of its kind in Tamil cinema and the only one of its kind for a long time to come. It is going to take a Herculean effort to equal or better Endhiran within the confines of Tamil cinema. Let's hope the day comes soon. For now, an ovation to the Endhiran team, Sun Pictures and Kalanithi Maran for showing faith in Shankar's vision and to Hansraj Saxena for masterful execution of the project. If not for the faith, confidence and vision of these men, Shankar's ten year dream would still have been just a dream.

Do Indian cinema a favour, watch Endhiran; let a 100 other Shankars feel bold enough to dream.

Verdict: Indian cinema's pinnacle of evolution – 'Robot sapiens


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