The Rajini hysteria is spreading like fire and there is no stopping it. The fact that the first show of Endhiran opened at 4 am to a packed house is proof enough that rapchik Rajini never fails to impress his devotees. But what are the critics saying? Is Endhiran worth the hype? Will it sustain the mass hysteria?
The word is out! Reviewers are enjoying every bit of Rajini mania as well. Nikhat Kazmi, film critic and reviewer writes, "If you thought Terminator, Matrix, Godzilla was fun, then we guarantee you'll fall off your chair with glee as our desi T2-meets-Blade Runner-meets Neo-meets-Godzilla sets the screen on fire in a crazy, vengeance bid."
And why not! After all there are hundreds of Rajinis snacking on helicopters, robots romancing Aishwarya with élan, battering earth and creating havoc like never before.
Interesting thing to note is that film is not solely riding on cutting edge, putting Spiderman and Batman to shame special effects. As Kazmi writes, "Robot isn't effect alone. It has a plot too which, if you really pay attention, has a meaning and a message. The film carries forward the man-machine war through interesting twists and turns and creates a lively love triangle between scientist Rajnikanth, medico student, Aishwarya Rai and robot Rajnikanth."
2250 prints, 3000 screens worldwide, 1400 screens in Tamil Nadu alone including 48 out of 52 screens in Chennai, Endhiran ensured a huge opening response.
True to Rajini style, the climax of the film is being touted as the mother of all climaxes. Taran Adarsh, trade analyst write, "While the film is a super ride from start to end, it's the penultimate 25 minutes that leaves you awe-struck and speechless. You can't imagine a Hindi film having such an out of the world climax. There will be pandemonium inside theatres when the climax unfolds, I am sure."
In the whole Rajini fanfare, one international name that we all are forgetting is that of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Did she stand her ground in front of the South superstar? Adarsh writes, "Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning and acts most convincingly. But truly Endhiran is a Rajnikant show from start to end."
As the country overdoses on Rajini fever, miss it at your own risk!