Critics Review

4.00

Taste the thunder

Shankar’s Enthiran - The Robot, will make you completely surrender to power of visual extravaganza and the technical finesse. His sci-fi dream project is groundbreaking, bigger but not better. Go for it for Rajinikanth, he is in rocking form. The stunning Aishwarya Rai is good and has equal footing and brings an uninhibited joie to her role. On the downside, there are far too many computer jargons and terms, which the ordinary viewer will not understand.(more)

Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com

3.50

Shankar, Rajnikanth make Endhiran work

This is a Shankar film where he strikes the balance between science fiction and masala quotient. The presence of a concrete story also helps. But Shankar's intelligence lies in giving Rajni super-powers and explaining it convincingly. Yes, there are a few sequences that are silly, but he remains in command for most of the film and actually has brought out the best of Rajni. Just go and have a blast. (more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, Rediff.com

4.50

Swashbuckling Superstar

The festival of lights, ‘Deepavali’ is round the corner and with the release of ‘Endhiran’, the fireworks have already started! Quoting the Superstar himself, ‘Endhiran’ for the Indian audience all around the world is an ‘experience’! Don’t miss it! (more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com

4.00

Indian cinema’s pinnacle of evolution – ‘Robot sapiens’

Hats off to Shankar for the vision and the effort! He has taken Tamil cinema to a new plane on technical terms, showing that nothing is impossible. Overall, Endhiran is a ‘robotic, hypnotic, supersonic, Superstar’ experience, the first of its kind in Tamil cinema. For now, an ovation to the Endhiran team(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com

4.50

Go for it

It’s 3 hours long and has been over 3 years in the making, but it looks like Rajni-starrer Enthiran is here to stay for as long in theaters. True Rajni fan or not, if you haven’t already flocked to the theaters to buy a ticket for this movie… we guess you should be dismantled. Dot. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, galatta.com

4.00

Ambitious effort

The special effects vacillate from the terrific to the tacky. Ratnavelu's cinematography is first rate. Rahman's music is uninspired, which sounds synthetic. Aishwarya Rai looks stunning and is grace personified when she's dancing but the appropriate expression to match the situation still eludes her. The swagger in his gait, the smirk on his face and the glimmer in his eyes give you goose bumps, that's when Rajni rocks. Last but not the least you have to laud Shankar's efforts, imagination and guts to pull it off.(more)

Source: S.Shiva Kumar, The Hindu

4.00

Its Showtime folks.

Director Shankar delivers. A slender story treated well, minimal dialogues laced with humor, and a huge dose of special effects. It's a different, more seasoned Rajni that you see here. Aishwarya has shown that she can also act. Anthony's editing is good, but could have been better, since the film stretches beyond two-and-a-half-hours. A R Rahman’s background score is quite enjoyable. (more)

Source: Bhama Ravi, Times Of India

3.50

Truly entertaining movie

A technical milestone in the history of Indian cinema, "Endhiran" is one of a kind and will be talked about for months. It is one of those movies where the awe factor lives forever. The script has its highs and lows and it may appeal to everyone. But if we forget logic, it is a truly entertaining movie.Overall "Endhiran" is an awesome experience thanks to technical brilliance, gripping screenplay and good performances. (more)

Source: Aravindan DI, Nowrunning