Endhiran (2010)



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Chennai, India 2010, the mission on hand: Create an Andro-humanoid robot -- CHITTI -- whose purpose is to help humank kind and society wih a development time of 10 years. In effecti, Chitti is a human who is not born but created. He can do all that a human can and more. He has razor sharp memory and can memorize an entire telephone directory by just running through the pages, yet he cannot understand human emotions. Dr. Vasi decides to upgrade Chitti's processor and simulate human emotions. Now, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: S. Shankar, Sujatha
In Theaters:
Box Office: $1.5M
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Critic Reviews for Endhiran

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Shankar has been working on getting this film made for the past decade, and he clearly is so thrilled to get Robot into theaters that his enthusiasm is infectious. Filmgoers with a taste for the absurd will be richly rewarded.

Full Review… | April 20, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
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Endhiran -- The Robot provides maximum bang for its reported $34 million budget with a sensationally overstated and overwhelming mash-up of American-style, f/x-driven sci-fi spectacle and exuberant Bollywood-style songs, dance and romance.

Full Review… | October 10, 2010
Top Critic

A melodramatic kitschy Indian musical about a robot built for national defense but who discovers his human side.

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
Orlando Sentinel
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Imagine the worst bits of Alex Proyas' I, Robot and Robert Greenwald's Xanadu, cobbled together with a dash of Shaw's Pygmalion, and you get some grim picture as to what S. Shankar's grating extravaganza Robot has to offer.

Full Review… | April 20, 2015

Far too creative and imaginative to be passed over by discriminatory viewers turned off by the massive musical numbers.

Full Review… | October 28, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Imagine the worst bits of Alex Proyas' I, Robot (2004) and Robert Greenwald's Xanadu (1980), cobbled together with a dash of Shaw's Pygmalion, and you get some grim picture as to what S. Shankar's grating extravaganza Robot has to offer.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

Audience Reviews for Endhiran


Although this was my first Bollywood movie, I had learned a bit about the genre previously, so I wasn't as surprised as some other people were by the extravagant music video style song and dance numbers. I actually thought they looked really cool, but some of the songs weren't that good. This movie has a lot going on, though, not just music. It's a sci-fi, action, romance, comedy, musical movie, which I thought was a cool mix of genres. But then again a lot of the CGI reminded me of American action and sci-fi movies today, meaning it was overblown and got boring towards the end. Overall this movie was fun, but it could be a lot better, especially if it were shortened (and yes, I know Bollywood movies are long, but it got on my nerves).

Aj V

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S. Shankar doesn't hold back with Endhiran, as it delivers anything and everything.Unsurprisingly, the film runs a lengthy 2 hours and 40 minutes and that includes the 20-30 minutes of musical numbers. The plot advancements are rather slow in the early going, but the film manages to hold itself together by placing the major characters in comical situations.The visual effects are mediocre; however, given the nature of the film it doesn't feel that out of place. The action sequences are also over the top. They get a little violent and destructive at times, but overall they tend to be rather humorous. The transformation segment in the final act is noteworthy.The music sequences employ some good robotic dance choreography, along with some colorful sets, locations, and costumes. As for the songs themselves, they are good enough to get by.Rajinikanth pulls off 2 major characters. His performance as Chitti, the android, is a highlight. The stunning Aishwarya Rai showcases many dance moves and outfits to go along with them. She looks gorgeous in each one.Overall, Endhiran has got the Bollywood style and then some. "Cash, check, credit card? Gun."

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

If I really try to write down everything that sucks in this film, I'd probably end up writing a PhD dissertation.
A 60 year old grandpa, who can barely move a limb in his body, plays the role of an invincible cyborg - who is programmed with hyper-human dance skills (beat that King MJ..), super-cool KungFu moves, who can outrun an express train , who goes mano-a-mano with every mosquitoe who bugs his "GIRL FRIEND" (You heard that right.. He happens to be quite a romantic sensitive cyborg!).. and a lot more...

This is the most expensive Indian production till date.
What it delivered? Some childish fantasy computer graphics, corny emotional scenes and more reasons for critics to laugh at Mainstream Indian Cinema.

Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

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