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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[7.25/10] Robot a.k.a. Endhiran (2010)



Endhiran (2010)

Brief review:
With its $ 42 million budget, Shankar' robo comedy, "Endhiran" is not only the most expensive Tamil film to date, but also one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, earning more than $85 million worldwide. Although the story of a gifted scientist, who invents a super-powered robot, gets more and more ridiculous as the movie progresses, is hugely entertaining nonetheless, as it's filled with tons of hilarious situations, explosive action sequences, delightfully cartoonish special effects and plenty of quirky, yet likable characters. Oddly enough, the film even features 4 or 5 music videos, that are as funny and glamorously-looking, just as the actual movie itself. Pretty much everything about "Robot" is completely over-the-top. The stunts, coordinated by martial arts expert, Yuen Woo-Ping, are typically spectacular, as is the animeesque action choreography. The CGIs, while a bit cheesy and quite overdone, are fun to watch. The acting is also hilarious. Tamil "superstar" Rajinikanth is great as the super-cool robot, Chitti, and Aishwarya Rai, one of the most stunningly-gorgeous women in the entire world, overacts delightfully in her role as Sana.

Overall summary:
Outrageously silly and ridiculously over-the-top, yet uniquely-executed and thoroughly enjoyable, "Endhiran" is the perfect Bollywood sci-fi blockbuster.


Jaccstev said...

I don't know when the last time I watched a Bollywood film. Is "Slumdog Millionaire" can be considered as one? :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Partially, yes :) You know what, Jaccsy.. I've never been a fan of Bollywood movies, but I was pretty curious about this one. And it didn't leave me disappointed. It was ridiculous, overblown and overdone, but I loved every minute of it. Well, not exactly 'every', but still :)
It was released in the US, UK ans even Singapore. Give it a shot, pal... you'll have a great time. But I'm warning you... it's super-cheesy.

Jaccstev said...

That's the problem! I can't handle super-cheesy film :))

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Oh, skip it than.

Maurice Mitchell said...

LOL That looks like a lot of fun just from the poster. I thought it was about bunch of Elvis impersonators fighting robots. That alone sounds like a wild ride. The real film looks good too though.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maurice, buddy, it was hilarious, and that's coming from a Bollywood-hater. :) You got it right, the robot, Chitti, looks a bit like Elvis, but a contemporary one. LOL :)

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George Beremov [Nebular] said...

TD, it was very interesting indeed. You should give it a shot. Thanks for the comment. :)