S. Shankar wrote and directed Enthiran, a 2010 Tamil-language science fiction action movie. This is the first instalment of the Enthiran series. Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lead inside the movie, which also has Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, as well as Karunas in supporting parts. A. R. Rahman composed the soundtrack album including the background score, whereas Madhan Karky, R. Rathnavelu, Anthony, as well as Sabu Cyril supervised the dialogues, cinematography, editing, among art direction, correspondingly.
Although Chitti’s software is improved to give this the ability to perceive and display human emotions, a scientist called K. Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth) struggles to manage his humanoid robot named Chitti (also Rajinikanth). When Chitti falls in love with Vaseegaran’s girlfriend, Sana (Rai), and is tricked into becoming homicidal by Bohra (Denzongpa), a competing scientist, the research backfires.
The movie’s filming began in 2008 and lasted 2 years after already being stuck in development for over a decade.
Legacy Effects company (which would have been accountable for such a movie’s prosthetic make-up and animatronics) made their Indian film debut with this picture. Enthiran as well as its dubbed counterparts, Robot in Hindi as well as Robo in Telugu, were released globally on October 1, 2010. This was India’s most costly movie up until that point, produced by Kalanithi Maran.
After its first release, the picture garnered mostly good reviews. Rajinikanth’s portrayal as Chitti, Rathnavelu’s cinematography, Cyril’s art direction, and V. Srinivas Mohan’s visual effects were all praised by critics.
Enthiran was the highest-grossing Indian film of 2010 and ranks among the top-grossing Indian movies of all time. Two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, seven Vijay Awards, as well as two Screen Awards were bestowed to the movie. Enthiran was followed by 2.0, a stand-alone successor that came out in 2018.
A. R. Rahman used the Continuum Fingerboard for Enthiran’s audio as well as score, an instrument he had previously worked with within the track “Rehna Tu” from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s drama film Delhi-6 (2009). Khatija Rahman, Rahman’s daughter, made her acting debut inside the movie.