What is Good:
There are three Rajnikanths in the film. One is a serious looking, bearded, and talented scientist. You would think he’s done a perfect job for this role. However here’s a competitor to him – Rajnikanth himself as the innocent looking, sweet, but emotionless Robot. Just look at the way he says “Hello World!” Again Rajnikanth betters himself in the same film as the Villainous ‘Chitti’. His dialogue “Happy Diwali” made the crowds go into frenzy. It is amazing how Rajni looks, thinks and acts different for each character.
Aishwarya Rai is good too as Sana. Unlike many other Shankar’s heroines Sana has got character and she holds the story together. Aishwarya impresses one and all. The other actor who deserves a tremendous applause is Danny Denzongpa!Danny makes slight variations in his expressions that make him look very dangerous.
The first half is exceptional with the way it raises seemingly simple, but extremely profound questions like - can a robot have feelings, and if so what should its responsibility be?
Even in the second half there are those small references to Ramayana and Bhasmasura story, for those who can find them! At the end of it all boils down to individual, emotional and social responsibility of a human, raised because of the Robot!
Here is a list of some amazing scenes:
1. Chitti using Electrosmagnetic powers to attract few weapons to scare few people
2. Dr.Vashee showcasing Chitti to an auditorium filled with researchers
3. When Chitti is ‘tested’ by the ADR team including Professor Bora
4. The climax fight scenes where all the robots form different shapes including the already famous huge snake and a mammoth sized robot
5. The final message in the denouement (post climax)