Enthiran (2010)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 54 mins

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Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's fiancée Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and turns on his creator.
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Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajinikanth

Crew: Shankar Shanmugham (Director), R Rathnavelu (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director), Jayant Vajpayee (Audiographer)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 01 Oct 2010 (India)

Tagline: Love, hate, and betrayal between the creator and his creation

Tamil Name: எந்திரன்

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as Dr. Vaseegaran / Chitti
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Dr. Bohra
as Vaseegaran's Father
as Pachaimuthu
as Ravi
Supporting Actor
as Agent Shah
as Siva
Supporting Actress


First Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Production Company
Executive Producer
Production Manager



Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Sound Re-recording Mixer



Art Director
Set Designer
Assistant Art Director


Assistant Choreographer

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator Assistant
Stunt Double


Special Thanks

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
CG Supervisor
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Music Label: Think Music

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Vijay Prakash, Shreya Ghoshal

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: AR Rahman

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Pravin Mani, B Yogi, Pradeep Vijay

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Chinmayi M Rao, Javed Ali

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Tanvi Shah, Swetha Mohan, B Yogi
Love, hate, and betrayal between the creator and his creation
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Ra.One (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Robot (Telugu)
Followed by: 2.0 (Telugu)
Followed by: 2.0 (Hindi)
Followed by: 2.0 (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Robot (Hindi)
Referenced in: Maryan (Tamil)
Spoofed in: Singam II (Tamil)
Audio/Video Mismatch
It seems Danny Denzongpa delivered all the dialogs in Hindi. The Tamil dialogs were dubbed on top (with lip movement in Hindi)

In several car chase shots, the car gets hit or has parts destroyed and in the next scene, the car in like new.

Crew/Equipment Visible
During the song sequence of Kadhal Anukkal, the light reflectors and the crew are visible through the reflections that come from Rajini's sun glasses in many shots, especially in the shot at the beginning of the song where Rajini sits with the guitar in his hand.

After the initial demonstration and charging, when Dr Vaseegaran transfers data (before Aishwarya drops at the Lab) the monitor shows "Nueral Schema" instead of "Neural Schema" - a spelling mistake in "Neural".
Kamal Haasan was credited with a special thanks in the film.

Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Hassan and Ajith Kumar were all approached for the role of Dr Vasigaran/Chitti.

The role of Sana was initially offered to actress Preity Zinta who turned it down. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Trisha Krishnan, Shreya Saran, Priyamani, and Nayanthara were then considered for the role before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was eventually chosen.

Amitabh Bachchan, JD Chakravarthi, Narayan and Arjun were considered for the role of the villain.

According to director Shankar, he had originally written the movie with Kamal Hassan and Preity Zinta in mind, and they even made a photo shoot for the promotion of the movie.

This movie was released in as many as on 2,250 screens worldwide, including China.

The soundtrack of this movie became the Tamil film album to find its place in the iTunes World Album Top 10.

This is the first Indian sci-fi movie with 1,500 graphical shots

As for now this movie will be the last film that Rajini will play a youthful character, confirmed by Rajini that in future feature he will chose roles closer to his original age.

This is the eighth occasion in which iconic music director AR Rahman and director Shankar have teamed up.

This movie is lead actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 5th Tamil film, coincidentally all of them had AR Rahman's Music.

R Rahman's daughter Kathija makes her debut as a playback singer and is coincidentally lyricist Vairamuthu's son Kaarki's first outing as a playback singer for a feature film.

After reaching an astounding levels of success, this movie was calculated to have become the highest grossing Indian movie of all time.

Famous mimicry artist Kottayam Nazir had dubbed for Cochin Hanifa, who had passed away before he could dub for the movie.

Rajnikanth as the evil robot plays the villain after nearly 30 years. The last time he played the villain was in Netri Kann.

This was India's most expensive film at the time it was made.