Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ridicuawesome Personified: ENTHIRAN

I have been looking for the opportunity to use the word mashup - ridiculous + awesome = ridicuawesome. I thought it would take years to experience a life changing moment that would justify its utterance. You must watch the trailer for Enthiran (aka: Robot) for such a life changing experience. Enthiran is a 2010 Tamil science fiction film reportedly the most expensive production in India film history (it has been called India's Avatar). It is co-written and directed by S. Shankar. The story: Dr. Vasi struggles to control his creation, Chitti, a super strong/smart/invulnerable android robot whose program has been upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and generate human emotions. Chitti is transformed! The plan backfires when Chitti (who happens to be an excellent singer and dancer) falls in love with the Dr. Vasi's fiance and is manipulated to bring destruction to the world when it lands in the hands of a rival scientist. Will Dr. Vasi's own creation destroy him? It's like super ridicuawesome.
Oh, and Enthiran's catch phrase is, "May I come in."

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