Are you waiting to watch this year’s biggest blockbuster? Then go for it because Robot is totally worth the ticket price. The movie is like a roller coaster ride which does not allow you to blink even once. Robot has a brilliant storyline, superb graphics, outstanding action sequences, excellent camera work and the superstar – Rajnikanth.
What is it about?
Dr. Vashikaran (Rajnikanth) has created the world’s first robot (Chitti) with human qualities, an andro-humanoid for the Indian Army. Chitti is not less than any superhero. He has more strength than 100 men, can dance, drive, read books within seconds and knows almost all the languages in the world, but unlike any other machine or device, Chitti also has feelings and emotions and falls in love with Vashi’s girlfriend, Sana (Aishwarya Rai).
Taking advantage of the situation, Denny Denzongpa (Vashi’s guru) fits a chip inside Chitti to sell him to foreign terrorists. The chip is programmed to destroy everything and annihilate the human race and the robot uses this power to achieve Sana.
Although Robot is a very long film, every bit of it is entertaining. There are many spectacular scenes shot by Shankar. The first action sequence in which Chitti uses magnetic attraction to pull off knives, guns and swords from the goons is superbly shot. The train sequence where Chitti beats up the gang will take your breath away. Even the last 30 minutes in which hundreds of Rajnikanth lookalikes (robots of course) take the shape of a sphere, snake and a giant robot to fight the cops is mind-blowing.
Other reasons to watch Robot
Besides the breathtaking action and graphics, you have to watch it for brilliant performances. Even at the age of 61, Rajni proves that he can act, dance and do action better than actors half of his age. Aishwarya Rai also did a decent job, though she tried hard to justify her character. Danny in the role of a mad scientist has also performed well but if you want more then watch Robot for great compositions by A.R.Rehman and stunts by international artists.
On the whole, Robot will break records and prove that India can produce big budget movies with better action than other foreign sci-fi films.