The much anticipated Rajnikanth movie, Enthiran, hit the screens in early October, to wide spread acclaim and rave reviews from the fans. While some have been less than impressed with the clichéd story, all have had to accept that the technical wizardry and action sequences make this a movie to remember from 2010.
The story is that of a robot, created by a scientist (both played by Rajnikanth), who falls in love with the lover of the scientist. The man versus machine story revolves around the drive to control the robot and to deal with the humanization of an automaton. Aishwarya Rai and Danny Denzongpa provide support but this is in effect a film driven by the superstar himself.
Woo Ping, action choreographer in the Matrix and Kill Bill sequels, coordinates the stunts and produces some excellent action scenes. And having the animation visuals effects coordinated by a Hollywood firm pays off.
Endhiran “may well be declared the magnum opus of popular South Indian hero, Rajnikant,” declared worldof22.com, adding that the director, Shankar, has merged a concept with “stunning visual effects and captivating action scenes”.
“From frame one till the last, there is enough thrill, spill and chill that one would normally associate with Rajinikanth,” reported southdreamz.com.
And full kudos to director Shankar, who has exceeded expectations and maintained his reputation for always delivering. “His dream project which eventually hit the screens is nothing short of fun, frolic and excitement,” reported southdreamz.com, adding “Known for handling mass themes with much ease, here he combines such elements with science.”