Robot (Endhiran), a Sun Pictures Film by acclaimed director S. Shankar, comes to Virginian Beach December 4th.
Robot features India’s superstar Rajinikanth; loved, admired, and craved by Indian fans, he is unmistakably brilliant as he plays both Dr. Vasi and the robot, Chiti. Dr. Vasi is a scientist who tests the limits of technology when he creates Chiti, an andro-humanoid robot, and infuses him with human emotions. As Chiti begins to think and feel, however, he becomes uncontrollable, falling in love with Dr. Vasi’s fiancé Sana (Aishwarya Rai). Dr. Vasi attempts to destroy him, but Chiti rises from the ashes and mobilizes an unstoppable army of machines leading all of India into mayhem.
Since the film's theatrical release on Oct. 1, 2010 it has become a sensation in both the east and west, pulling in over 80 million dollars, scoring record high revenues for an Indian film and becoming the most widely-distributed Indian film ever. It boasts the biggest budget for an Indian film (40 million plus), thrilling costume design by Mary Vogt (Men in Black, Batman Returns) a musical number on Macchu Picchu, animatronics by Legacy Effects (Iron Man, Avatar), and action sequences choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping (Kill Bill, The Matrix).
What local Virginians will find interesting about the film's production is that this joint venture of Hollywood and Bollywood was initiated by local production company executive Jack Rajasekar of Fusion Edge Media (Virginia Beach). Rajasekar worked for several years on the project bringing in the best of Hollywood to collaborate while overseeing and supervising the joint venture. The fact that great things that are happening in the movie industry from Virginia Beach is clearly evident in this film.