No Spoilers !!
I cant think of any movie that was being as eagerly awaited as this one and why not, just look at the names of the People Behind the Movie – Rajnikanth , Director Shankar, Aishwarya Rai , A. R. Rahman , Yuen Woo Ping as the stunt coordinator , Stan Winston Studios (special effects) and not to mention the Production house SUN Pictures which backed the whole project with a whopping 160 Crores (and for the worldwide publicity) . And when names like these come together its natural to have an expectation beyond imagination.
Its not everyday, that your friend calls you for a movie like Enthiran saying that he has got tickets for weekend night show, at possibly , the best theater in the city. You dont get luckier than this . And It is even more unlikely that during a time like this when you are high on mood waiting for the spectacle to began you realize that you are sitting on the Very First Row of the theater . You just feel like standing on the seat and to Cry out loud.. “MAAPU !!! Vichitaaan da Aaapu” . I guess this was only thing i regretted for the next 3 hours.
The movie sure ,unlike the other movies in the past, has lived upto its expectations (i mean my expectations ) . Before seeing the movie i had got a little “not so” promising remarks about the first half of the movie but i believe it could not have got any better. All Credits to Director Shankar for believing in his script and waiting for almost a decade for making this Historical movie Which might well be the opening for Sci- Fi Movies in the indian Cinema. The Sheer flamboyance of Shankar’s direction can be seen in movie everywhere right from the Scene one. The locations for the songs couldn’t have been better especially the ” kathal Anukkal “ which has been shot GOD KNOWS WHERE (please enlighten me ). I have never seen Special effects of such Quality in indian cinema ( Mind you, i am a big hollywood fan so i wont compare it to hollywood standards ) although i feel , had the movie been under Hollywood Productions , the special effects could have been even better with even more budget . Stunt sequences were awesome ,the train one in particular ( leave alone the ROBO rajni running on the train ) and I am really tired of actually saying that the music is good . When A.R . Rahman is the Music Director, it has more or less become a default compliment associated with him .
Rajnikanth politely declared in Enthiran why he is still acting at 60 . Although the movie is not exactly the Stereotype movies he normally selects , he has carried the whole movie and taken it to a different level altogether . Sometimes it is really irritating to find people mocking rajni and his so called exaggerated stunt scenes . Yes, he might have done something overboard but everyone in the industry too have done that at one point or the other, so why pick this man out. Better than mocking i think all those people should consider watching his old movies :X . Anyways lets come back to the review, Rajni obviously stole the show through his ROBO character ” CHITTI ” . Honestly , there was nothing much in the movie when we talk about the performances. Almost 80 percent of the scenes has Ranji in it . I just felt as if there were just 3 characters in the whole movie (two of them being Rajni ). Unbelievable but true. There aren’t many Indian movies where you would actually be enjoying a villain’s character and i can assure you that this one is one such kind .
Songs although wonderfully shot, sometimes appear to have been introduced just for the visual treat, like the “kilimanjaro” which seem to have no proper reason of being there. Some action sequences in the climax too appear baseless but in indian cinema you are bound to watch those even though u dont like it and yeah the funniest of all where Rajni talks to a mosquito ,it is actually not something that i expected from shankar’s movie .
Inspite of those things that i mentioned above i wouild still rate the movie 7 out of 10. Please do watch the movie just to witness -the flamboyance shankar has given to the indian cinema, life that Rajni gave to the ROBO character called Chitti , Music that was equally complimented by the superb locations they were shot and may be, on a lighter note , even for the kisses Aishwarya Gives to Rajni (almost double her age) .
My Friendly advice for those who love to watch a movie just to find logic behind the scenes is just avoid the movie rather than lamenting later and yeah, once again for all those Who dont like Rajni, you should start watching his earlier movies first .
And I being a Rajnikant Fan would be surely watching it once again ( atleast )
PS: Did I say that one of scenes in the movie was shot at My office (Olympia Tech Park, Guindy )
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