Directed by S. Shankar.
Renu’s Take: It rained Rajini!
You are lucky if your American City has a theater showing a Bollywood movie! Even lucky, if it shows Tamil movie one single show, days after the actual movie releases, with an audience of approximately one-third of the hall capacity! Comes along one special movie, that plays for 4 consecutive days, at 2.5 times the original ticket price, and day 1: HOUSE-FULL! Day 2 and day 3 are pretty close to being that with all online tickets sold out! And mind you, the movie is also showing in two other languages.
Mind-blowing, right? Wait, we haven’t even talked about the movie yet!
The most-expected Tamil movie for a long time now, with rightly-called SUPERSTAR, Rajinikanth 🙂 by Tamil’s “SUPER-Director” (?) Shankar; ENDHIRAN came out today, Oct 1 in India. The plot by now is general-knowledge to all – Rajini1-Dr Vasi is a scientist who creates “Chitti” – Rajini2, a Robot. Chitti blows us away with his talents and powers until he falls in love with Dr Vasi’s girlfriend, Sana after his first upgrade with hormone simulators. Then, with an upgrade to 2.0(yeah!), all hell breaks loose with Robots taking over the city. Let me make it clear, I am not a die-hard Rajini fan, was never even a fan, but his movies are the best entertainers one can ever watch, its a one-man show that only, only and no one else but Rajini can pull-off. One Rajini is a pleasure to watch, but here you see two, and even more Rajini’s. Its simply delight! Shankar’s plot of Rajini vs Rajini is the ultimate we can get! With all the cool graphics, the scenes in the second half were like watching a spoof of all Hollywood movies in one! Even in the non-action scenes, like the chitti dance show (PrabhuDeva? ), the Mariatha transformation, the effects had me in awe and splits! I simply loved it! Shankar is always known for his stunning song-dances, always a perfect fit to ARR’s music. This movie, he does it again! All the songs were beautifully put into scenes and my pick: “Irumbile oru Idhayam”.
Finally, a work about Rajini and Ash. Chiiti and Ash had better chemistry than the doc and Ash! Ash was much better than in Raavanan, with a better voice-over! It was a feast after the 2.0 upgrade and you get a feel of the Rajini of 80’s-90’s (Watch his laughs, and the point where he says “Robo”)! For someone who is 2-movie-old as a Rajini fan, I thoroughly enjoyed! You will do too, unless you wanna-be picky about rules, laws, and details! Thats’ not Rajinism, you see..