Movies

Robot a visual treat

MUMBAI: Rajnikant is back with a bang as an endearing robot, portraying the age-old formula ‘good vs evil‘ in a new avatar.


Robot, built on Rs 1.6 billion, begins with scientist Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) creating a humanoid, (Chitti), looking exactly like him to serve the purpose of defence of the country. On the other hand, Vasi‘s guru, robotics scientist Dr Bohra (played by Danny Denzongpa) who heads the committee that would approve Chitti‘s induction in the army, cites Chitti‘s inability to differentiate between good and bad as a reason to deny Chitti‘s inclusion in the army.


Dr Vasi now trains different chores of life, teaching Chitti the value of human relationships and ability to understand emotions. He succeeds, but his plan goes haywire when Chitti falls in love with Sana (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Vasi‘s girlfriend.


What follows is a love triangle between Sana, Dr Vasi and Chitti. As the creator and his creation are locked in a jealous battle against each other. Meanwhile, Dr Bohra plans to misuse Chitti for his wrong objectives.


Dr Bohra, who has been trying to create his own set of robots that would cause more destruction than do good, fails in his act. In Chitti, he sees the opportunity to fulfill his dream. What follows is mayhem.


From here, the mind blowing special effects and awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping action takes over. And the result is one that can give any Hollywood film a run for their money.


The director and Stan Winston Studios have served a relishing dish with a little bit of iRobot, mixed with bits of Iron Man, Matrix, and Terminator type climax that results in a mindboggling entertainment fare.


The choreography, the camerawork and editing complement the film and so does the art direction. AR Rahman too has done a decent job with the background score.


The film has many engrossing moments. But the best scene of the film is when Dr Vasi, told to do away with his creation Chitti, asks the latter to dismantle himself. And in doing so, Chitti gets tears rolling down the cheeks.


Rajnikant gives his innumerable admirers something to cherish about in Robot. Aishwarya gives an equally good performance and the chemistry of both the lead actors have to be seen to be believed. Danny is efficient as usual in his role, in what is said to be his last feature film.


Robot, a mix of substance and visual effects, does amazingly well.
 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/01/two%20%281%29.jpg?itok=EUIhkmNG
Sony Pix to celebrate World Wildlife Day with a line-up of films

This World Wildlife Day which falls on 3 March, Sony Pix plans to give its viewers a chance to get close and personal with the environment in the most entertaining way. With back to back films centred on the beautiful theme, the channel plans to amaze the viewers with the true beauty of nature.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/rangoon%20%281%29.jpg?itok=rW4ckPbJ
Period films don’t work in India

MUMBAI: Period films, whether fantasy or based on real events, don’t work in India. They usually spell disaster at the box office. Rangoon adds to the list of recent disasters like Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam (2011), Kunal Kohli’s Teri MeriKahaani (2012) and Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet (2015). Just...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/24/burnt%20%281%29.jpg?itok=060rAWNJ
Cooper's 'Burnt' on Romedy NOW! on Sunday

Ever felt like kitchen is the only place you’ve ever belonged to? If yes, then Romedy NOW is set to treat everyone from excellent chefs to foodies and movie lovers, with the Indian TV premiere of comedy-drama movie Burnt. The movie will be aired on Sunday, 26 February, at 1:00pm and 9:00pm.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/24/rangoon%20%281%29.jpg?itok=7XP4XlhH
Rangoon... What a debacle!

Every filmmaker wants his own ‘all time classic’ and it is best not to confuse such a filmmaker with a realistic, practical maker with business sense. This lot is usually pretentious and indulgent kind. He wants his own Gone With The Wind, a Doctor Zhivago, Mary Poppins, Sholay, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/21/ghazi-800x800.jpg?itok=Mb7dq7bT
Tax concessions would have boosted 'Attack On Ghazi'

The past week saw a variety of new releases. `The Attack On Ghazi’, was a rare war film for the Indian audiences and an underwater film about war between an Indian and Pakistani submarine, Ghazi. The film, based on the 1971 war, was painstakingly made. The other film, `Irada’ --- film’s title did...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/21/Amar%20Kaushik-800x800.jpg?itok=WPfYtYdK
Berlin Festival: Amar Kaushik's 'Aaba'wows audience

MUMBAI: Indian filmmakers never cease to amaze the global audience with their storytelling and filmmaking skills. As the Berlin Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday, Indians had a reason to rejoice. Debut filmmaker Amar Kaushik’s short film, Aaba bagged the prestigious award at the 67th Berlin...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/20/Sony-Le%20%281%29.jpg?itok=hyfMHMUo
Sony Le PLEX HD to air tribute-movies of Hollywood actors

This February, Sony Le PLEX HD will pay tribute to those well-known actors who passed away too soon into their career. From Heath Ledger to Paul Walker, Hollywood has lost some gems too early, leaving fans and critics disheartened and wanting for more. `WatchIt’s 9O’Talk themed ‘The Tribute’ will...

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/20/Sultan.jpg?itok=dv1fl9eF
How Sultan and Naagin are being pirated in Russia

MUMBAI: Here’s some food for thought for Indian TV channel broadcasting executives zapping their channels via satellite, cable TV or VOD services into Russia or onto and syndicating content to Vladmir Putin’s land. And this includes movies such as Sultan, and super popular shows such as Naagin.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/irada%20%281%29.jpg?itok=Nv-MjIot
Irada....Docu-thriller?

The title Irada comes across as B-grade 1970s and it has little relevance to the theme of the film, which is honourable. The film is about an ecological problem, almost a disaster. The issue dealt with here, though, is not as infamous or as well known as the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories