Endhiran, the most awaited movie of the year, has hit the halls. After seeing the movie one could well feel that the wait is worth!
It is a triple treat to Rajini fans with the superstar handling three different characters. The fascinating sci-fi story, crisp dialogues, awesome music, music, effective editing, and breath taking special effects and smooth sailing screenplay provide the viewers with virtual treat on screen. Rajini unmatchable magic and Aishwarya’s grace add immense value to the film and as a result the film rocks.
The storyline goes like this: Dr Vaseegaran (Rajni) is a scientist working for ten long years to develop a robot (Chitti) that is almost like a human being. He applies for a patent but his professor and former teacher Bora (Danny) refuses it by proving to the panel that the robot is unfit to be let loose among humans, as it lacks discrimination like human beings.
Dejected Vaseegaran is determined to make amends by adding emotions and discriminating powers to Chitti. He succeeds in his efforts but it backfires, as Chitti starts falling in ‘love’ with Vaseegaran’s girlfriend Sana (Aishwarya rai Bachchan). He tires to make the machine understand the flaw in falling in love with a human being but Chitti is so adamant that it defies its master’s command. Worse, its obsession with beautiful Sana spoils Vasee’s decade long effort to present it to the military force. Vasee has no other go than dismantling his pet creation.
Another twist in the story comes in the form of destructive ideas of Bora, who is jealous of Vasee’s success with making a Robot. Dismantled Chitty falls in Bora’s evil hands and becomes an evil force by design. Chitti replicates itself into hundreds of similar robots, abducts Sana and creates disaster in the city. How Vaseegaran saves Sana and the city forms the climax.
Rajni magic powered by Shankar’s touch makes the movie enjoyable. Chitty’s power and innocence steal the show. Shankar’s usage of technology provides a stunning experience on screen. The graphics work is on par with international standards. Chitti’s innocence and villainous traits in the second half are depicted marvelously by Rajini.
Aishwarya looks gorgeous and handles her part well. Her grace in the song sequences is outstanding. Danny in a small role is competent while Santhanam and Karunas are almost wasted. With Rajini doing hero, comedian and villain roles, no one gets anything to do much.
The music by Rahman is a treat to the ears. The songs, which are already popular, have been picturised well. Kilimanjaro, Arimaa, and Kathal Anukkal stand out for the visualization and rendition. Ratnavelu’s camerawork is marvelous. Anthony’s editing keeps the story move fast.
Shankar has maintained the human touch in a story that revolves around Robots. However, the graphics scenes towards the climax seem to be over dosage of technical aspects. Some of the scenes showing the romance of Chitti could have been done away with (the mosquito scene for example).
The first half is a fast paced fun ride but the second half drags a bit. One feels that the script could have been tighter. But the pace picks up soon and ends in a fitting climax.
The movie has international standard in almost all the aspects thanks to the meticulous work by Shankar and his team.