Robots Are People Too

12 Aug

While Aamir Khan’s Peepli Live continues to garner lukewarm/ condescending reviews, anticipation is building around the world for an entirely different kind of project: Endhiran.

That’s right, Rajnikanth and his insane robot movie co-starring Aishwarya Rai are about to take over the world. Like, who’s not going to watch this? You hear that phone ringing? That’s your aged granny calling to ask you if the advance booking is open.



Posted by on August 12, 2010 in Celebrity, Entertainment, Movies, News, Video


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18 responses to “Robots Are People Too

  1. Empowerment Engineer

    August 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I must admit that the Peepli Live review did get on my nerves as well. I guess Orange is the color of condescension! More than 30 years after Said’s critique of “Orientalism,” I guess we still have some “Orientalists” in our midst

  2. Ava

    August 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Lovely .. I could watch the Robot.. looks fab

  3. Gradwolf

    August 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Of course! I’ve already got my Endhiran CD which came with a poster signed by Thalaivar and an Endhiran badge. More importantly, they’ve promised me a first week movie ticket for not resorting to piracy. Right now am trying to perform inception on the system so that the random(generate_first_week_ticket) gives me a ticket for first/second day.

    Also, as a fan, I request people here not to make Chuck Norris jokes, replacing Chuck Norris with Rajinikanth. They are so 1995.


  4. sachita

    August 13, 2010 at 12:20 am

    “Peepli Live will have more success with its Indian viewership, mainly because I imagine they are less familiar with the mode of social satire writer/director Anusha Rizvi is working within, and her “shocking” concept of media martyrs still has some freshness”

    Oh.. is that why Kites which crashed in India got raving responses from reviewers in US?

    Endhiran .. I want to stay out after Shivaji which was neither Rajni nor Shankar and after dasavtharam which made me feel Shivaji was better but.. all this hype will ensure I will be looking for the firstday ticket.

    Ps: Did you know quite a few tamilians(may be even 70% or more) are typical Curd rice and infact ‘curd rice’ is a term used to make fun of the vegetarians… 🙂

    • sachita

      August 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      correction: Did you know quite a few tamilians(may be even 70% or more) are ‘not’ typical Curd rice… that is what i meant.

      • Amrita

        August 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

        Bwahahaha! You mean it’s a stereotype? No kidding.

  5. apu

    August 13, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Ok – I don’t know about Peepli Live, but I defn want to see Endhiran now !

  6. Banno

    August 13, 2010 at 5:31 am

    ‘Peepli Live’ does falter in its second half, but … how does that have anything to do what an Indian audience may or may not like. Really annoying review.

    ‘Endhiran’, hmm, am not a big Ash fan, but with Rajnikanth, now that may be something else altogether. 🙂

  7. Amrita

    August 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    EE / Sachita / Banno – I get so tired of people who don’t know anything about Indian cinema other than the fact that they’ve heard about Bollywood productions reviewing Indian films. I get why she thought it was a less than successful film but did she have to patronize an entire nation while she was at it?
    It’s the flip side of people like Taran Adarsh et al who review a movie by predicting its crossover success. I feel like giving them all a giant serving of Bitch Please.

    Ava & Apu – it’s sort of disturbingly awesome 😀

    Adithya – Rajni doesn’t know where I live, but he knows where I will die.

    Sachita – yes, I did know that 😀 It was a wink at all Tamilian readers in fact!

    • Gradwolf

      August 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      More than vegetarianism, curd rice used to describe behenji types!

      • A&N

        August 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

        Or geeks like you, Adi 😛

  8. Srinivas

    August 15, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Hey!!! Leave curdrice out of it..ok???

    Curdrice with lemon pickle [the way my mom makes it] is plain heaven in a lunchbox [or wherever!!]

    So no jokes there. Thats all 🙂

  9. Buy-ology

    August 15, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Like “wolf” in “drag” up here, my hubby too conscientiously purchased the (pulse-poundingly awesome) songs (thank you, iTunes), and is now all set to drag me off to first day, first show, the rabid Rajni fan that he is. (Not that I’m complaining coz Robot is, um, ‘too BR’ for me to pass up!) 😛

    You hear that wind whooshing? That’s my aged granny (whose curd rice I sorely miss) from clouds yonder, waving the green flag for me to go see Robot with RAPT attention. 😀

  10. ramesh

    August 16, 2010 at 11:30 am

    well taran adarsh did give the movie a highly positive review (or rather the prediction of it’s box office success) and it is a grand success .. and you know reading his reviews for the past 3 years, it is really surprising to see how high is success rate is, his reviews being ‘arbit’ notwithstanding .. and boy does ash look ravishing in that trailer ..

  11. Amrita

    August 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    @ Adithya / Srinivas / A&N – ok, so that’s something I didn’t know 😀 Honestly I was just looking for a Tamilian substitute for makki di rotie or bisi bele bhaath to put in for the original “rpbot food” of the graphic. But now I’m thinking of Adi in oily plaits and it’s a lot funnier!

    @ B – I don’t blame either one of them!

    @ Ramesh – I guess its the fact that he passes himself off as a reviewer as opposed to a trade analyst that pisses me off. I’m nowhere near the president of his hate club but everytime he talks about the business side of the movies, I listen – but when he starts talking about the movies themselves, it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

    • Gradwolf

      August 19, 2010 at 2:34 am

      Heh, thanks a lot A&N!

    • B

      August 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      “Adi in oily plaits” – “drag”, South-Indian estyle? Bring it on, “Wolf”! 😛

      BTW Amrita, I HAD to report what I just saw on Namaste TV (broadcast from its NY studios, breakfast-time Saturday mornings for us here) — the Robot Mumbai audio launch clips! Particularly this Rajni quip (culled no doubt from a famous Hindi film), as he commented on how Kamal and even King Khan were considered for the role prior to his landing it: “Dhaane dhaane pe likha hai khaane wale ka naam”… WOW!

      And Ash who couldn’t stop gushing about his Style, so much so several “take twos” happened at the shoot solely coz she forgot her lines in her jaw-dropping awe of Rajni saar’s inimitable tics. I don’t blame her!

  12. sangs

    August 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    After shivaji and dasavatharam…im tempted to give Robot a miss! but my family happens to be rajni fans so im sure i’ll get dragged to watch it!

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