Dec 25, 2008
Shankar completed a shooting schedule for Endhiran in the verdant campus of VIT. And as always, he successfully followed the stealth policy! The VIT shooting schedule was kept under wraps and no one from the media got wind of it. It was completed even while media persons were trying to? Extract? News about the Endhiran shooting at Ennore. But the crew apparently vanished from Ennore one day and surfaced at the VIT campus on Christmas Eve!
As usual, no one had a clue as to what was going on in VIT. Shankar and his crew arrived on December 24th to make all the arrangements; Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai arrived next day at 8:00 a.m. and the shooting took place amidst tight security. It is heard that the crew held its filming in? Technology Tower? A building considered one of the structural marvels of VIT, a jewel in its crown.
The shooting spot inside the VIT premises soon turned into a picnic spot. A crowd of nearly 10,000 people came to the shooting spot to have a glimpse of the Rajinikant and Aishwarya Rai. It soon became a law and order issue, and the cops had a tough time managing the shoot. Rajini and Aishwarya stayed at the luxury guest house of VIT.
Nobody seems to know the venue for the next shooting schedule. It will not be a wonder if Chandrayan sends images of Endhiran shooting on the moon! Even if that happens, we will come to know about it only when the crew returns and is busy shooting elsewhere! No one knows how on earth Shankar manages to keep his shooting spots a total secret despite the media being on high alert!
Dec 22, 2008
The superstar was on his way to Ennore port in north Chennai , where ‘Endhiran’s filming was going on , when rajini’s car got stuck in a traffic jam. Since there was no sign of the traffic snag getting cleared, the superstar got in touch with Shankar.
Shankar, not at all willing to waste time, sent bikers (his stuntmen) with a long coat and a helmet to bring the superstar. Rajni, without any hesitation, agreed to ride pillion, put on the long coat and the helmet, and arrived for shooting on time! The bikers were given strict instructions by Shankar not to allow Rajni to ride the bike,
The crews, including Aishwarya Rai, were shocked to see the superstar reaches the shooting on a motorcycle,
Dec 20, 2008
One of the scenes in Rajinikanth’s Shankar directed Endhiran was shot in a beauty salon in Adyar. And as the case with all Rajini movies, the shooting spot was completely inaccessible for anybody else.
However, we have for you what took place that day. It’s known now that Rajini plays both the scientist and the freak robot he creates himself. The scene was such that the scientist brings the robot for a hairdo similar to his.
The Robot, also played by Rajini, being humored by the guys at the salon is what forms the rest of the scene. A scene to explain his mechanical capabilities, the Robot would complete any book given to him to keep him occupied in the salon, including the 300-page book that one would give him.
Shoot for Endhiran- The Robot has resumed in the city from Friday. Aishwarya Rai is expected to join the shoot from next week, after she completes her Ooty schedule for Mani Ratnam’s Ravana
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 17, 2008
SUN TV Network Ltd One of India’s largest entertainment conglomerate today announced that it would be producing the movie titled “ENDHIRAN (The ROBOT)”. “ENDHIRAN” is India’s biggest project in terms of grandeur, splendor and Star Cast.
It is Superstar Rajinikanth’s next live action movie. This 165 crore project is to be directed by Shankar, Aishwarya Rai stars along with Rajinikanth, Music is by AR Rahman
The film will be released simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and other languages by the end of year 2009. Sun Pictures, the movie division of Sun TV Network Limited will be handling the production. This project promises to be the first of its kind in terms of CG (Computer Graphics), Special effects and Stunt Sequences. Top Notch technicians from Hollywood are being roped in for this movie making this project truly global.
Sun Pictures today officially announced the project with Superstar Rajinikanth, Mr. Shankar and Sun TV Network Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Kalanithi Maran. Sun Pictures Chief Operating Officer Mr. W Hansraj Saxena and the cinematographer of the film Mr. Rathnavel were also present.
Mr. Kalanithi Maran said “This is a big moment for Sun Pictures as we feel this is going to be India’s biggest movie. We are very happy and proud to be associated with Superstar Rajinikanth, Shankar and A R Rahman, Aishwarya Rai. With this Sun Pictures shall scale greater heights internationally”.
Mr. Shankar said: “I am proud to be associated with Sun Pictures and join hands with Mr. Kalanithi Maran, working with super star Rajinikanth is a pleasure. Already there are high expectations for this project and by joining hands with Sun TV the hugeness of the movie will be further highlighted”
Mr. Rajinikanth said: “This is India’s biggest movie and I am very happy and honored to work with Sun Pictures and Mr Kalanithi Maran”.
Dec 15, 2008
With director Shankar in no mood to compromise on the production cost of the movie, the extremely high advance amount that Eros International had paid to some of the top actors and actresses from Bollywood for future projects and the overall global economic meltdown, are the other factors attributed to their inability to support Endhiran any further.
The Eros International had produced two Bollywood flicks Drona and Yuvvraj recently. But these films did not do well at the box office and the production house was reeling under severe financial pressure ever since these releases. It is said that the producers were looking for a suitable “buyer” to sell Endhiran, as they could not continue with the project.. The producers probably did not want to waste this all-important call sheet and therefore settled for a quick solution.
An official announcement is expected from Sun Pictures
Nov 5, 2008
This appointment comes as a big boost to the young Santhanam who is already making waves with his comic way of acting. Director Shankar hitherto used the services of Vivek was the comedian in the films ‘Boys’, Anniyan’ and ‘Sivaji’and Vadivelu in ‘Kadhalan’ and ‘Mudhalvan’
The opportunity of acting with Rajinikanth in ‘Endhiran’ might just propel the talented Santhanan to absolute stardom.
Nov 1, 2008
As per the original schedule the Enthiran the Robot shooting should go on KuluManali but because of change in plan now the Enthiran the Robot shooting was going in Chennai ECR road the reason for this is the heroin AishwaryaRaj is in kerala Mani Ratnam’s Ravana and Ashokavanam .
So director Shankar decided that he will go ahead with the portions involving only Rajinikanth without waiting AishwaryaRai. Shankar feels grateful to her for agreeing to act in his film, so Shankar is making quite a lot of adjustments in Endhiran’s scheduleShankar always have plan B, if one plan goes down, there is always a plan B or C for him and they have all been planned previously. But every one in the industry is surprised as this could be the first time a Rajinikanth film is facing change of schedule due to a heroine’s non-availability
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 2, 2008
The buzz is that some action sequences are going to be shot at Goa for this movie. Ranini along with Endhiran team goes to Goa and surrounding areas starting from October 7th to shoot for a song and some stunt sequences for his forthcoming magnum opus film Endhiran.
According to Rajini 's close associate Satyanarayana, the superstar will be off to Goa, as director Shankar has decided to film a few songs and scenes in the scenic location with Rajini and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starting from October 7th.
Enthiran (The Robot) director Shankar's dream project with Superstar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai has generated a lot of interest among the fans. Shankar is planning to shoot a song and some stunt sequences around 10 days in Goa and surrounding areas. Rajini and Shankar who boast of having a superhit formula have grouped in a exceptional team for this Endhiran Movie.
Music director A R Rahman and ace cameraman Rathnavelu also form the part of Shankar’s creative team.
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
The first outdoor shooting of Enthiran- the Robot took place in
According to the reliable sources, the song was shot in
Shankar never mentioned anything about the exact location or region
According to our sources, the song was choreographed by Raju Sundaram with stylish dance movements, as rajini danced with Aishwarya and the buzz is that rajini even did a Spanish salsa dance movement. Ragava Lawrence is going to choreograph second song in
Cast: Superstar Rajinikanth , Aishwarya Rai Bachan
Producers: K. Karunamurthi / C. Arunpandian
Production: Ayngaran International Films Pvt Ltd., and Eros International.
Executive Producer: K. Vijayakumar.
Music director: A R Rahman
Choreographer: Raju Sundaram, Ragava Lawrence.
Art: Sabu Cyril
Lyrics: Vairamuthu, Pa. Vijay
Costume Design: Manish Malhotra
The animatronics :Stan Winston Studio (USA), (which was responsible for the impressive animation sequences in movies such as Predator, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Iron man and the Terminator),
Scientific Outfit Designer: Mary E Vogt (who has worked in Hollywood movies like Men in Black, Batman Returns and Inspector Gadget will be designing the scientific outfits)
Stunt director: Yuen Woo Ping, (who made audiences gasp with his stunts in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Matrix and Kill Bill)
Sep 3, 2008
The important aspect that we came to know through the design is Rajini’s appearance without his manly mustache. But an insider from Shankar’s camp reveals that the director is having some novel ideas to show Rajini in a completely different style which is to be a revelation to Superstar Rajini’s fans.
The heroine’s name appears equally in the publicity designs with Rajinikanth this is first time in the history of Rajini’s films,
Rajini himself who asked the director to give equal importance to the heroine AishwaryaRai.Rajini personally asked the director to give equal importance to the former Miss Universe and number one among Indian female artists.
There are two powerful characters in the film. The yet to disclosed secret is that our superstar is going play both the roles, one is the human and the other one to be a powerful robot. Jeano, the Machine Dog plays an important character to entertain the children; Nila will be name of the heroine character. The original story was written by Sujatha