Don’t miss it…

Reviews 1-Oct-2010 12:19 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Biggest ticket of this year arrives with a bigger style. The entire town was spangled with exceeding expectations. All because of the top-notching brands like ‘Superstar Rajnikanth, Shankar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, A.R. Rahman and Sun Pictures’ coming together.

To start off with, the film may be corresponded with certain Hollywood films ‘Terminator’, ‘Hulk’, ‘Transformers’ and ‘Matrix’. Incomparably, the film pioneers with outstanding panoramas and indeed keeps us intact for the next 2hours 45minutes. Fill your papers with you wish lists of ‘Enthiran’ and you are sure to get fulfilled. Thanks to Shankar for adding the best spectacular traits. Maybe, Rajnikanth’s introduction as a scientist may not invigorate your sprits, but make sure you’ll acclaim with the best applauses as ‘Robot’ walks in.

It has been a very long time; we witnessed Superstar Rajnikanth in the negative shades. Wow! He’s astounding. Watch out for his performance during last 30mins of the film, your faces sparkle with excitements and your hands painful of clapping.
Perhaps, the ‘Cigar’ factor was heavily missing or else it would have been the most powerful heroism.

On the whole, ‘Enthiran’ is a well-tailored treat for the fans of Superstar Rajnikanth and director Shankar.

Dr. Vaseekaran has spent 10 years of his life accomplishing with his dreams of inventing a humanoid robot. With ‘Puthiya Manitha’ signature theme on the backdrops, we tend to witness the new man ‘Chitti Robot’ arriving into this World (again played by Robot). Chitti tends to be the jack of all trades and arts and even helps the scientist’s girlfriend Sana (Aishwarya Rai) to pass in her exams through newfangled copycat technology. Well, it’s almost like a savior, but lacks emotions, which indeed lets it disdained by the senior scientists to be used for world advancement. But again, Dr. Vaseekaran with his striving efforts succeeds implanting the ‘Emotional quotients’. Now Chitti emotes well with cognizance that includes LOVE as well. It is a well conceptualized story by Shankar of what happens when a Robot inherits the traits of humans.

Director Shankar has tried blending his usual attributes of commercial ingredients to a gripping story. Of course, the film would have been at Hollywood standards, if he had attempted the film without songs. To be precise, none of the songs except ‘Puthiya Manitha’ travels with the storyline while rest of the songs is unwanted. Say for instance, ‘Kadhal Anukkal’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ are purposely inserted. But a Shankar film without songs is out of question. Naturally, the style of picturing of both these songs in the backdrops of exotic locales is well shot by Rathinavelu. Specifically, the desert-water beds in ‘Kadhal Anukkal’ are transfixing. Editing by Anthony is neat and best. Special thanks for avoiding his usual plug-ins. A.R. Rahman’s musical score is the biggest asset of the film. The background score during last 30 minutes (Arima Arima and Puthiya Manitha) is astoundingly marvelous. ‘Irumbile Oru Idhayam’ is really disappointing as Rajnikanth’s steps are so simple while Aishwarya Rai rocks on the floors. But keep yourself prepared for the fantabulous dance steps of Rajnikanth in ‘Chitti Dance Showcase’.

Getting on with Robot’s characterization, it is shown as a unique entity of sensing the human through its scanning traits even from a longer distance. But how is that it fails to zero down on Dr. Vaseekaran in its lab. By nature, the laughing style of the lines – ‘Who is the black Sheep?’ overshadows such minutest flaws.

The unending bizarre created by ‘Robot’ is mind-blowing and keeps you excited about the unpredictable proceedings. The climax is literally touching as ‘Robot’ incriminates human nature and proves it to be innocuous. Danny Denzongpa does justice to his role and Shankar has well crafted his characterization as a grey-shaded personality. Santhanam and Karunaas have nothing to do with the film and it looks like their portions of comedy tracks were edited out. But Rajnikanth himself tickles our funny bones with the hilarious moments.

On the whole, ‘Enthiran’ is a top-class entertainer, which is sure to offer you the best treat. Watch this film and just ignore if you even find some narrowest flaws and illogical ingredients.

What works: Superstar Rajnikanth, A.R. Rahman and all the biggest brands.

What doesn’t work: Long narration, choreography for few songs.

Verdict: Don’t miss it…

Banner: Sun Pictures

Production: Kalanidhi Maaran

Direction: Shankar

Star-casts: Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Kalabavan Mani, Karunaas, Santhanam and others

Music: A.R. Rahman

Cinematography: Rathinavelu

Editing: Anthony

Art: Sabu Cyril

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