Jan 09

Shankar announced Endhiran project in 2001 with Kamal to star against Preity Zinta. It was given up then. Later, there were going lots of news that Ajith Kumar would act in the movie. The news went on air then. A year ago, Shankar announced the project with Sharukh Khan, but it didn’t last longer. News claimed that both had some differences and canceled the project.

Once again, Shankar joins hands with the India’s veteran actor Rajinikanth to develop the 120 crores film in Kollywood. For the first time, Bollywood top actress Aishwarya Rai co-stars with Rajinikanth in the movie.Rajinikanth confirmed his mass hero role in Endhiran, and the team with Shankar, Aishwarya Rai, and A.R.Rahman.The project is estimated to go ahead for next two years.

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  • The whole Sivaji team with Shankar, Rajinikanth, A.R Rahman, Vairamuthu, K.V Anand will continue working in Endhiran. The team misses the famous writer Sujatha who passed away recently. Balakumaran will replace Sujatha’s work in the movie.
  • A tamil daily claimed that there would be more than 10 assistant-directors working for Endhiran, including director Bharathiraja’s son and actor Manoj.
  • The close Source says that ”90% joint ventures finished and ready to be Display, The movie is expected to be released by April 2010.”

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    Dec 14

    The most prominent actor and called as "Superstar" by the Tamilnadu people, actor Rajinikanth celebrated his 60th birthday with the Endhiran Team in pune. He was born on December 12, 1950. Inspite of his tight schedule on that day, he spent the whole day with the Endhiran team. Huge fans of Rajinikanth in Pune visited Rajinikanth and wish him on the Endhiran shooting spot.

    Happy Birthday Superstar!

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    Nov 25

     

    The shooting of Endhiran film commenced last September 2008. The shooting had taken place in South Africa, Goa, Delhi, Karnataka, Hyderabad and Chennai. Rajni has donned two roles. One is Robot and the other one is scientist  is being directed by Shankar. The budget of this film has crossed Rs 100 Crores.

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    Sequences where Rajni creates the Robot and introducing the Robot to the international scientists were shot in an engineering college in Chennai. The first half of the film is comedy and the second half of the film is filled with action.

    Since this film is being made on par with the international standards, the Oscar winner sound engineer Rasal Pookutty is taking care of the sound mixing. 85 % of the shooting is over. The shooting of the talkie portion is over.Only two songs is remaining to be shot. One song is to be shot in Poona and the other one is to be shot in a foreign location Dubbing and computer graphic works have begun. Rajni will dub for 20 days. He has already dubbed for three days. It is not yet known that who will dub for Aishwarya Rai. Kanika had dubbed for Shreya in Shivaji. This film will be released on the 14th of April 2010.

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    Nov 23

    A scene in Endhiran which robot Rajini’s car being burnt was also shot inside the college campus.A risky stunt sequence choreographed by stunt master Peter Haynes was shot on a magnificent set.

    The whole team of Shankar’s ‘Endhiran’ was in Raja Rajeswari Engineering College, Maduravoyal from 10th of November to 12th.

     

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    Director Shankar happened to see an over bridge that is under construction in Maduravoyal ring road near Mugappair. That is the Chennai High Speed Circular Transportation Corridor, an urban road transit in the form of elevated concentric beltway planned for Chennai. This particular over bridge is being designed so well that it looks like some foreign location. So the director had planned to shoot the car chase of ‘Endhiran’ in this location.

    The shoot will go on there for few more days and the next schedule is planned in the beautiful East Coast Road.

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    Oct 27

    Shooting of Endhiran, the much awaited movie, directed by Shankar having Superstar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai on the lead role is going to wrap-up soon. It seems there are only few scenes to be shot more.

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    There are some fight sequences in the climax to be shot which is scheduled at VIT College. Endhiran making started with the song sequence in Peru and it has reached this stage with shooting in Goa, Chennai and Vellore. According to the source 90-95% of the shooting is over.

    This film is expected to break many records. This is believed to be the highest budget film ever made in Tamil cinema, most probably Indian cinema.

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