As days went by, My priorities in life changed and my fanatic craze towards Rajni decreased, but still I loved the style, the punch dialogues and the effect that he had on the audiences. When Shankar finally decided to release the Rs. 162 Crore budget project "Endhiran" (Robot) in the big screens, the hype that the movie created drew my attention once again towards Rajni. This write-up is not exactly a review on the movie Endhiran. This is gonna be my personal opinion about the movie.
A scientist (Rajni) creates a Robot (Rajni) and they both fall in Love with Sana (Aish).
The Cast and Crew
Sandhanam and Karnas : They were supposed to play the comedy role in the movie. A friend of mine told me that they were not utilized much in the movie. But my opinion was that these two actors should be thankful that they at least got some 5 minute role in the movie ( I have nothing against their talents). If it is a super star movie, it is a super star movie. Period.
Aishwarya Rai : At 37 years of Age, she still has the grace and charm that she had when she won the Miss World title 16 years ago. She looks young, fresh and she has done enough justice to her role. She has danced like a dove and she is the perfect choice for the role.
Danny Denzongpa : He plays the negative character in the movie. He has played his part well. But Shankar could have selected some other person for this role.
A.R. Rahman : I am not eligible to comment on his music skills. As a fan, all I could say is that he has done many movies better than this. Robot is not his best. Still two songs (Kaadhal anukkal and Kilimanjaro) would leave anyone spell bound because of brilliant cinematography.
Rathnavelu : Popularly called as Randy, he yet again proves why he is India's best camera man. He has made everyone look good. Some of his aerial shots are mind boggling. Rahman's songs have more added meaning because of Randy's works
Shankar : This guy has a magic touch. If he could think of such a subject ten years back, I have to admit that this guy indeed has brains. He has indeed taken Indian cinema to the next level
- Rajni has acted like a director's hero. A Rajni fan would surely miss the punch dialogues, the sound effects and the popular introduction scene that we are so much used to. Though Rajni has donned the role perfectly, as a Rajni fan, one would surely expect punch dialogues. As there are no punch dialogues in the movie, fanatic fans have ended up selecting one word "DOT" as apunch line from this movie. This word is used more than once by the Robot in the movie.
- Technically, one cannot find much fault in the movie; but if more money had been pooled in , this movie would have been a techincal beauty.
- The climax was lengthy. How ever Rajni fans would enjoy the climax because of the presence of 100 Rajnis on screen. The ending could have been better.
When the movie was released in India, Terror Romeo Rajendhiran created a stir when he said that Shankar has dedicated the movie Endhiran to him by naming the movie after his name
The author of this page also got hold of a 3 minute clip of the original climax of Endhiran. Check this video to see the original climax of Endhiran.