Song : Irumbile; Movie : Endhiran -Robot (Tamil 2010)
Ahaaa…its promotion time again !!!
My last attempt at promoting a movie (Whats your Rashee??) went down the drains; not my fault though. I knew it wouldn’t work! The film was horrible and was a torture to sit through for 3.5 hrs watching 12 Priyanka Chopras. Harman, surprisingly, was better in the movie as compared to his sci-fi debut :P.
Aaah, who cares, atleast my first promotion (Wanted) worked well at the box office ! 😀 😀 😀
Well, this time, I am sure about the success of the movie. For crying out loud, its ENDHIRAN (ROBOT), how can I ever go wrong with the promotion for this movie?? Can a movie get bigger than this ? Going by the looks of the promos, this is definitely Indias best sci-fi movie ever ! Never has graphics looked good on screen for an Indian movie before and Endhiran, for sure, will be treated as a benchmark for all the sci-fi that comes out of our country henceforth, oh yeah, even for SRKs Ra.One !
FYI, this is my first attempt at a techno song and also my first attempt at getting my voice digitalized ( in the portion that goes ‘iRobo un kaadhil, I love you sollatta’). Originally sung by the maestro himself along with Kash’n’Krissy who handles the rap portions. During the final editing, I added an extra echo effect at the end of a particular high note in the song. Apparently, it isn’t there in the original, but since that extra effect turned out good in my version, I decided to include it. You will realize the difference only when the song is listened through a headset or an earphone. Anyway, lemme know how it is. And please, I am not fishing for compliments, but yes I am, for opinions and suggestions ! 😀 😀 😀 😀
- Please wait till the entire song streams.
- Try using a headset/earphone for the best sound clarity
Coming back to the movie, there are a few negative thoughts about the movie that I wanted to address, like :
1 ) A.R.Rahman music is not upto the expectations. I personally feel that the music is simply perfect for the movie. And this is not because I am his ardent fan. I hated the music of Raavan(an) and was quite vocal about it. It’s a sc-fi movie and I don’t think one should expect a ‘Kadhal Rojave’ (Roja Jaaneman) or a ‘Humma Humma’ here. Except for a song that goes ‘Boom Boom Robo Da’, I am in love with the rest and I am pretty sure all the songs will ignite the screen along with its picturisation. We should consider the fact that ARR would’ve had a lot of creative restrictions while composing the album like keeping the superstars image and fan base in mind, to not go overboard with his music so that the masses and classes could enjoy them equally and also make it commercially viable. Some may argue that ARR had given better music in the past and he has lost his magic now; but if you had noticed, his music has always been in sync with the screenplay and has never failed to provide a gem if the screenplay demanded so. However, my pick from the Endhiran album is ‘Pudiya Manidha’ and not the one I uploaded here! ‘Pudiya Manidha’ has the living legend S.P.B, A.R.R and Khatija Rahman (ARRs daughter) handling the vocals and the song transports me to sci-fi world each time I listen to it. There is a particular line in the song that gives me goosebumps– ‘Karuvil Piranda Ellaam Marikkum, Arivil Pirandadu Marippadey Illai’ (Anything born out of cells die, but something that’s born out of creativity never die) How true, isnt it?
(((((((( While we are still at ARR, how many of you actually understood the dig I made at the maestro in my previous post? Very few, I believe, ‘cuz two of my fav readers couldn’t make it out and I had to explain it to them (insult) 😀 😀 😀 I am referring to these lines :
CB (whispering from the backstage) : psst..psst…vimmuuu….what are you doing? You are supposed to be humble when you accept an award.
Vimmuuu (covers the mike with his palm) : oh, I am sorry. Can I say something in my regional language and talk about my mom and god? Would that be humble enough?
Connect the above with what ARR said at the Oscars and you will know what I meant.
Phew !! )))))))))
2) The lead actor, Rajnikanth. Its become a fashion these days to make fun of Rajnikanth. The jokes are good and I appreciate them too, but my blood boils when anybody teases his appearance or his acting capabilities. They generalize him based on the role he chooses these days, his on-screen mannerisms and gravity defying stunts (on which I will come back later). Agreed, he is an actor with limitations, but I am sure that people who generalize him on the aforementioned have not watched any of those movies where he has proven himself as a reasonably good actor. Soon after the first poster of Endhiran was released in 2008, many, including me, felt that Rajnikanth is perhaps too old for the role and it should’ve gone to some of the younger stars. But I take back my words now, especially after watching the recent theatrical promo! As actor Abbas states in the movie ‘Padayappa’, “Whaaat a man!!” 😀 😀 😀 😀 Only Rajnikanth could pull it off and the role is tailor made for him, no doubt! To be honest, I am not a great fan of Rajnikanth myself, but I just can’t take my eyes off him when he appears on screen. The guy is above 60 years of age and one just can’t ignore his screen presence and charisma even today. That’s what we call a superstar, right?
3) Endhiran will be just another Indian movie of no logic, bad graphics and with people flying all over. I shouldn’t be commenting on this for the obvious reason that I haven’t watched the movie. But then, if people can judge a movie based on its promos, I guess I can speak in defense for the movie too. If the movie delivers what it promises, then I am sure to like it. Personally, Rajnikanths ‘Sivaji’ didn’t work for me. I felt the movie failed big time for all the hype that was generated and set its expectations too high with the unique combination of Director Shankar, A.R.R and the Superstar (oh, btw, I am indebted to the movie, for it’s the review that I had written for Sivaji that got me to the blog world!) Again, I had issues only with the loop holes in the screenplay and nothing else. But I have to admit, I am more matured as a movie watching person than I was three years ago. I now feel that a movie should be watched knowing what it is all about. If you expect logic in a David Dhawan or a Priyadarshan movie, then its your fault. If you expect an entertaining movie from a director like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, then you are to be blamed. Endhiran is a sci-fi movie and if somebody expects the movie to be realistic and logical, then that somebody should be watching a sci-fi whenever Shyam Benegal or the likes ever plan to direct one. A few of them I know are already nitpicking the love angle of the Robot in Endhiran (yes, Rajnikanths Robot Avatar falls in love with Aishwaryas character). Some of them were found laughing at the scene where the Robot Rajnikanth pulls out 1000 guns; they say, “how is it possible even for a robot to do such stuffs?”. But what I fail to understand is that, the same folks can appreciate a Rambo killing thousands of militants without having to face even one bullet, or a movie where cars turn into huge robots, or a movie with a cyborg coming from future to save some kid, or a movie where dinosaurs are recreated from the DNA of mosquitoes! We are hypocrites, lets face that first. We do not know how to appreciate our own movies and go ga-ga over the ones made in any other country. We speak volumes on movies made in Korea, Iran, Seychelles, and Uganda, but do not care for the ones made in India; and yes, India is not Bollywood alone, there are a lot of other regional movies too. And it really irritates when people compare our movie to the ones made in Hollywood in terms of graphics. The amount those guys spent on their CGI is equal to one movie that we produce here and the Hollywood biggies recover their costs easily since they have a larger audience. We applaud a ‘MATRIX’ (oh, the audience loved it when people fly all over in this movie) or an ‘INCEPTION’, but call Anurag Kashyap a crazy man for a well made ‘NO SMOKING’.
Anyway, I am all thrilled for the D-day; Oct 1st, but watching the movie first day first show will only remain as my dream now 😦 😦 How many of you lucky souls are watching it atleast in the first week ?
Btw, I hope you all listened to that poor song thats uploaded up there ! 😀 😀
So, what are you waiting for?
The V-mphony page on this blog is updated with the song.