Thursday, October 7, 2010
Enthiran - from my eyes
I sincerely advice the die-hard core fans of Rajnikanth not to proceed reading this post further. The post also has some spoilers – Read it on your own interests.
The last time when I watched Rajni’s movie was such a great experience. The movie was Sivaji and it was my first ever experience of watching a movie on the first day first show. I accompanied my cousin and I guess I was the only girl in the whole movie theater. But watching Enthiran was not that easy for me. I tried booking tickets for the Friday evening show but to our great dismay, I could get only 4 days later. The day was Tuesday – not a weekend to enjoy the movie first of all. I was little tired when I stepped out of office. Thanks to the day’s traffic, I managed to reach the multiplex well ahead in time. The expectations from my end to any regional movie are really high after watching some really good movies in English. But I don’t want to miss the fun in hearing to my native language comedy and dialogues written by late Mr.Sujatha. On top of it, who doesn’t wish to see Shankar’s movie.
Coming to the movie, did I enjoy it? --- Yes I did like the first half of the movie. About the second half, I got little tired of watching machines ruling the world. If a man controls a machine no matter, how sophisticated the machine is – I can watch it. But if one and only a machine is acting on its own – please spare me. I cannot watch it and I have avoided watching so many English movies because of this reason. I cannot think that it is the man who made that machine when I watch the machine doing all sorts of magic. A human touch is what I wish the movie should have.
I accept that the visuals were great and the animations and the new technology implementations were brilliant. And as per the story I can also admit that the movie is totally a science fiction and I am not ignorant to ask questions like -- Why this? How could it be? What is the logic? -- for any incidents happening in the movie. But I cannot stop myself to ask why does a Robot which reads Rig Veda, all the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, the rights & wrongs of the world cannot think twice before starting to love Sana, the fiancee of its own creator. Thanks to the writer who justifies this act of Robot in the scene when Chitti tries to kiss Sana and he says that it is not betrayal but only love and instead it asks Dr.Vaseegaran to do a sacrifice for his research. After all the same old saying – All is fair is love and War is given as the answer.
Again, no one else can answer to the not so simple question of – “Does God exist?” As simple as how it is answered in this movie. It was really wonderful to hear to such a rational reply. I should also admit that the pre-intermission sequence when Robot doing a complicated pregnancy got me goosebumps. But the non-stop fights and the hundreds of same face were quite tiring and I can’t resist myself to look at my fastrack more than necessary. It is just a one-time watch to know what the hype is all about and nothing more than that. I wish to watch more movies like Inception in which I am bound to use my brain and not like Enthiran for which I can simply leave my logic bound mind behind at home. It is true that I hooted and howled just like any other Rajni fan for the opening sequence but it is also truer that the movie did not impress me as much as I wished it for.