Enthiran Film Review

Okay, how do we know Rajinkant is a superstar? Well, because the opening titles misspell Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s surname, and the Bachchans haven’t boycotted the film. Because he is the only who can have 112 missed calls from such a beautiful woman. And because only he can shoot with his finger.

A Rajni film is not just a two dimensional experience. It’s a 360 degrees experience which involves getting plugged into the energy source. There are three Rajni’s for the price of one, well actually, a 100 in the extended climax. This is a film that makes Bollywood look puny in both its imagination and intent. It has special effects that have never been seen before on Indian screens–a shape shifting giant, a snake, a human train. Just think, and Shankar does it.

It also has powerful emotional scenes, surprisingly involving the scientist and his creation, Chitti, who can dance like Prabhudeva, fight like Bruce Lee, and love like Rajni. There’s a big moral dilemma at the heart of the film, about man and machine, and what makes us human (love, of course, especially if the object of our affections is Aishwarya Rai).

Enthiran Film Review

Enthiran Film Review

We know Rajni is the rational, thinking scientist, because he reads Freakonomics and Stephen Hawking, because he speaks in English when he gets angry (irresponsible idiots, shocking surprise, he says) and because he doesn’t have time to reply to Aishwarya Rai’s emails (silly man).

Rajni can do anything. He wears big wigs and short wigs, goes bald and sports a white streak, dances and plays the guitar, gets kissed by Aishwarya and has her kissing him back. The robot is a delight–unlike the rival Danny’s robot, he doesn’t confuse a bun with a gun. Little wonder then that Aishwarya calls him her toy friend, not boy friend. But my personal favourite is the third Rajni, the one who can float like the Green Goblin and fight like Darth Vader. He snarls, clones, laughs madly and grabs Aishwarya as if she was a luscious fruit (she looks particularly beautiful here, a fitting queen for a king).

So anyway, Rajni walks sideways, runs on trains, flies, sprouts wheels, even talks to mosquitoes. He also tells us in a wonderful scene what humanity is all about. There’s a me too 3 Idiots scene involving the birth of a child and lots of wasteful footage involving giving of roses and showering of praise, but the film’s climax is worth the wait. Rajni tells us why robot sapiens are superior to homo sapiens. It also tells us that it’s Happy Diwali, folks.
Enjoy.

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5 Responses to “Enthiran Film Review”

  1. VERY GOOD MOVIE – excellent movie which i have not seen before super star Rajnikanth acting is awesome and aishwarya rai is very beautiful – only one suggestion is to add some more comedy tracks

  2. VERY GOOD MOVIE – excellent movie which i have not seen before super star Rajnikanth acting is awesome and aishwarya rai is very beautiful – only one suggestion is to add some more comedy tracks

  3. film is superb.no need to worry about comedy tracks.aishwarya is simply marvellous.ragini’s acting is also marvrllous.hats off to a.r.rahman’s music,shankar’s direction and the technician who made the graphics.i simply loved the movie than any others.

  4. Rajini’s overall acting is spectacular. Aishwarya Rai is still as beautiful as ever. Hats off to Rajini. Eagerly waiting for his next movie.

  5. Rajinikanth ‘s acting was super!! also Ashwarya rai dance was amazing, she very lovely lady. This is the best sci-fi movie i ‘ve ever seen !! I like when rajini builds and teaches his robots and also i like the part when the robot rajini fight dance and saying funny things. It made me more shocking and exiciting when the 100s of rajinikanths transform into ball and a snake. Rajinikanth worked well on this movie on tis movie and I loved the film.

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