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Friday, October 1, 2010

Robot Review

Overall Rating: 3.68/5
  

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
Unlike so many bloated sci-fi adventures we've seen, particularly in Bollywood, "Robot" has a clear plot to hook the viewer in place rather than impress with empty special effects.In the first half, it's difficult to fault Robot with the fun it packs in."Robot" lags when it sidetracks into the romance between Vaseegaran and Sana. It's jarring, as is the film's never-ending second-half.Ultimately, if there's anything that eats into the fun you have watching this movie, it's the length. Almost three hours long, "Robot" gets rusty with too many songs and a handful of unnecessary sequences that play spoilsport. Still, I'm going with three out of five for Shankar's "Robot". If you enjoy spectacle in your cinema, "Robot" is an adventure waiting for you at the cinemas.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia 


Want to see what mainstream Indian cinema actually means? Go, watch Robot. The last 30 minutes of the film are literally the baap (grandmaster) of all make-believe and end up creating a whole new genre of cinema: the `curry eastern' which stands up as a wholesome alternative to the curry western. For Rajnikanth fans, the climax is definitely a sure-fire way to lose your sanity. For non-Rajnikanth fans, it's a sure-fire way to understand the mystique and magical allure of Rajni saar, a hero who enjoys a demi-god status in several parts of India. Why? Because there are almost a hundred Rajnikanths eating up helicopters, smashing cars, battering planet earth and creating havoc, like never before. If you thought Terminator, Matrix, Godzilla was fun, then we guarantee you'll fall off your chair with glee as our desi T2-meets-Blade Runner-meets Neo-meets-Godzilla sets the screen on fire in a crazy, vengeance bid. Spoofy, yes. But super fun too.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

ROBOT, directed by Shankar, is a Rajnikant Express that transports you to a world you can't envision. Rajnikant's feats are legendary by now. In ROBOT, he goes a step further. The Robot in ROBOT not only follows orders of his creator, but also cooks, fights, romances and wonder of wonders, has a lengthy conversation with a mosquito and scan loads of books/magazines and an entire telephone directory in a second. Yes, you read it right! On the whole, ROBOT is a crowd-pleasing and hugely mass appealing tale of android revolution with a thrilling plot, rich and imaginative screenplay, super action, astounding effects and most importantly, Rajnikant, who is the soul of the film. It's the Big Daddy of all entertainers. Miss it at your own risk!
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

If Robot the film was a person, it would be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Parts of the film are superbly entertaining – the scale is spectacular, the story is ambitious and the special effects are impressive. But parts, especially in the second half, are so needlessly stretched and cacophonous, that you’re just waiting for it to end.Still, I strongly recommend that you see Robot, to partake in writer-director Shankar’s prodigious imagination and to revel in the sheer force of nature that is Rajinikanth.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Krishnakumar Padnabhan Site:Rediff

The movie is not so much science fiction as much as it is about finding the right excuse to enable Rajni do what he usually does, and make it look plausible. The film's first set piece takes some time coming, but is well worth the wait. From then on it is relentless action, culminating in a climax that will be hard to better for some time to come. In the end, this movie is as much about special effects as it is about Rajni. Overall, they may not be Avatar good, but they will definitely hold their own when compared with regular Hollywood action movies. And remember, while a Matrix cost $200 million, this was made for $30 million. But the effects are by a distance the best we have seen in Indian cinema.So, if there is just one Rajni movie you will ever watch, this is it, this is it, this is it.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

Robot is the flawless combination of biggest superstar and best special effects ever on the Indian screen. The visual effects take a cue from Hollywood films like Terminator, Spiderman, The Mask and Godzilla but amplify it to gigantic proportions and full-blown sequences. And despite the action and effects, the movie never gets too intense and keeps amusing you through its amazing and unusual sense of humour. If you are expecting just two Rajnikant in Robot, think again. The climax has a hundred Rajnikant prototypes who come together to bring to you the best special effects witnessed in any Indian film till date. And you still can’t get enough of him. That’s the charisma of the superstar.
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 Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

Robot, simply put, is one of the most entertaining Indian films – across all languages – ever made. Do yourself a favour, and go watch Robot.But super fun too.The film has an outrageous plot to begin with. The robot runs sideways on a train, talks to mosquitoes when he’s in ‘Mosquito mode’ [hilarious] and develops ‘feelings’. But what makes them work is director Shankar’s ability to involve these within the confines of the story, and to pull them off in the most entertaining way possible.The creepy laughter, body language, the sneer under the heavily made up face all create an effect that leaves you spellbound. This a Rajni fest all the way, and it’s not to be missed.Chulbul Pandey can move over, Robot is here. And he’s here to stay.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi 

Shankar has come up with a very different story line. Writers Shankar, Sujata Rangarajan and Karky Vairamuthu deserve distinction marks for thinking up an engrossing screenplay which has masala for the audience and yet is not frivolous.Shankar’s narrative skills are legendary and he lives up to his reputation in this film. His direction is splendid, to say the least. Right from the concept of the subject to the scripting and to the execution, his efforts deserve distinction marks.On the whole, Robot may have taken an average start but it has the potential to pick up by exciting and positive word of mouth to ultimately prove a winner. The original Tamil version has the germs to become the biggest ever Tamil blockbuster.
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