Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bollywood does Terminator?

Bollywood, as the Indian film industry is known, has long been notorious for over-the-top action scenes and special effects (we've seen one example here before). The latest in this tradition is a film called 'Enthiran'. IMDB summarizes its plot (not always grammatically) as follows:

Location Chennai 2010 Mission Creating a andro-humanoid robot Chitti Purpose to help the society Development time 10 years Configurations Speed One terra hz, memory one zeta byte, processor Pentium ultra core millennia V2, FHP 450 motor from Hirata, Japan Special Features A human who is not born but is created. He can dance, sing, fight, is water and fire resistant. He can do all that a human can and more. He feeds on electricity. He takes instructions literally. Where a human can lie to save himself this andro-humanoid robot Chitti cannot lie. Troubleshooting Where he has a razor sharp memory and can memorize an entire telephone directory by just running through the pages, he cannot understand human emotions. Dr. Vasi upgrades Chittis processor and simulates human emotions without realizing the repercussions. Chitti gets transformed. He can now feel, and the first feeling that he discovers is love. Will this love come in the way of Dr. Vasis purpose of creating Chitti? Will Dr. Vasi's own creation destroy him?

The trailer for the movie is pretty spectacular. I particularly like the robotic snake (or is it a worm?) that can eat cars! (The trailer occupies the first 1 minute 22 seconds of the clip, and is followed by a few shorter clips from trailers in other Indian languages.)

Hmm . . . if we blended this with one or two of the 'Terminator' movies, just think of the fun we could have!



Anonymous said...

It's a cobra.

Now let's all dance!


Anonymous said...

I wanna see it!