We've awarded "Robot of the Week" to all kinds of smart machinery for all sorts of reasons, but never for wreaking havoc on one's fair city. In a first for evil robots everywhere, Chitti has smashed through that barrier (and an entire division of Indian assault officers) to secure this week's honors. Frankly, we're afraid to award them to anyone/anything else.
While Chitti is the fictional subject and eventual villain of the Terminator-esque Tamil sci-fi flick Enthiran (it translates simply to "The Robot"), and while it's not actually real, it is really cool. Since its release in October, Enthiran has been explosively popular on the Indian sub-continent, turning into both the biggest Tamil and the biggest Indian film of all time. Both Stan Winston Studios (of Terminator fame) and Industrial Light and Magic were involved in the production, and yes, the English dub (and the 3-D version) is in the works.
The plot revolves around a scientist who creates an artificially intelligent robot and then (spoiler!) loses control of it (both scientist and superbot are played by Tamil superstar Rajinikanth). Don't believe the hype? Withhold judgment until you've seen Chitti's over-the-top acrobatics and multi-bot configuration combat in the video below. Enthiran no Salvation, but we think you'll agree it's at least better than Rise of the Machines.
That is the greatest movie of all time!
the number of robots keeps changing, but otherwise, it's like a cross between terminator and matrix.
and frankenstein (if you look it up)
That was so comically absurd. . .and AWESOME!
The robots form machines like the replicators. (Stargate)
The combining of humans is like zombies.
Replicants, unite!... and fuck everyone up.
I don't like dubbed films, but when this comes out on DVD with English subs, I'll definitely torrent it... I mean, buy the DVD :P .
In through the back window, grab a guy, out through the windshield WITH THE GUY, all while moving at automobile speeds and before ever hitting the ground. I would not want to mess with that thing... those things... The Robot.
-IMP ;) :)
This is one of the most awful and simultaneously awesome clips I've ever seen! I couldn't stop laughing!
Oh yeah, I'd buy this DVD if it ever comes to the USA. This is a keeper!
LOL Instant cult-classic! How completely ridiculous and at the same time the concept is pretty cool... got to love the high-vision, low budget (US-standards) film making :)
I had to post another comment:
At 1:13, the robot somehow manages to pop-a-wheeley on a Benz!
This is so awesomely bad! Oh, how I wish MST3K was still on!
If that isn't the best B rated movie ever then I don't know what is.