Enthiran (Robot) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language science fiction film
written and directed by S. Shankar. Produced by Kalanithi Maran, it
stars Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (both pictured). The story
revolves around a scientist's struggle to control his creation, an
android that can comprehend and exhibit human emotions. The project
backfires when the robot falls in love with the scientist's girlfriend,
and is manipulated by a rival scientist into becoming homicidal.
Enthiran received praise for Rajinikanth's performance and for its
cinematography, art direction, and visual effects. It emerged as the
top-earning Indian film of 2010 and is among the highest-grossing South
Indian films of all time. It won two Indian National Film Awards, three
Filmfare Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Screen Awards. It has
spawned parodies and homages. Enthiran was followed up by a standalone
sequel, 2.0, released in 2018.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enthiran>
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