And finally someone said it!
When director Sankar took a risk by portraying Rajnikanth as one of the boldest and possibly the biggest superheroes the country had ever seen, albeit, in an android robot version named Chitti, it found favour with both critics and trade analysts and got zealously lapped by the Indian audience. Not only was Enthiran (2010) conceptually novel and entertaining, Rajnikanth’s earnest and inspiring performance became the talking point of the film, helping it gross millions worldwide and making it one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of all time.
Eight years later in 2.0, the director seems to have strategically doubled (or perhaps tripled) the embellishments that made Enthiran a raging success – from the magnificent imagery to the VFX to the masala leaving oil at the sides to a hundred or so Rajnikanths sitting atop robotic VFX-inspired pigeons – but without the predecessor’s plot, ingenuity or character graphs…
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