Movie Review

Endhiran (2010)

Didn’t want to get in the mad rush, pay any premium and watch this movie in the early days of release. So nearly after a month I booked online and went for this movie today at Inox, Chennai. Had limited expectation about this much-talked about movie of the decade.

Overall, the movie is a bold attempt for Tamil (Indian) Movies & enjoyable. Rajni has performed well, he rocks on the Villain Robot scenes. Unlike in Raavanan, Aishwarya Rai looks beautiful (again) in this movie and is gorgeous in the songs.  Anyone having read (Late) Sujatha’s novels like En Iniya Endhira can clearly see his signatures everywhere in the movie. This is full and full a Writer Sujatha and Rajni movie. Nowhere you could see Director Shankar’s touches – for which I thank him, we are saved from one more of his RobinHood themed repeat storylines.

Many of the Robot sequences in the movie are clearly inspired by Hollywood movies Terminator & Transformers (The climax where the Robot transforms into a snake and other characters). The struggle of the Robot in understanding Human feelings, emotions, the Humanoid concepts all seem to be inspired by Star TrekData” character.

On a lighter note few unanswered questions: Where did the Robot all the raw materials needed to make so many hundreds of his clones?. Who is paying for Scientist Rajni’s research, someone rich enough to be funding research and also a Mercedes-Benz Car. When 80% of Software Projects fail backed with a team of developers, testers, Project Managers; how is it possible for one scientist individually to write millions of lines of code in few years?

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