Endiran Interesting Facts 

Among the highest grossing Tamil movies of all time.

According to director S. Shankar he originally written movie for Kamal Haasan, and they even made a photo shoot for the promotion of the movie. The film was originally planned in 2001, and was to star Kamal Haasan and Preity G Zintal

First Tamil film soundtrack in iTunes World Album Top 10.

Kottayam Nazir (a famous mimicry artist from Kerala) dubbed for Cochin Hanifa, who passed away before he could dub for the movie.

In July 2007, Shah Rukh Khan was signed on to be the male lead of Chitthi as well as the producer of the film. However, in October 2007, Shah Rukh Khan and Shankar officially called off the project. Khan commented that the script was "half-baked" and "dull" in comparison to his other films at the time.

Debut of music director A.R. Rahman's daughter Kathija as a playback singer. Coincidentally lyricist Vairamuthu's son Kaarki's first outing as a playback singer for a feature film.

Amitabh Bachchan, J.D. Chakravarthi, Narayan and Arjun Sarja were considered for the role of the villain.

This was director S. Shankar's dream project, which he had wanted to do since 2001.

Shooting occurred at SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Chennai from 23-27 August. There were more than 30 people dressed and made-up to look like the honorable thalaivar, Rajinikanth.

The role of Sana was initially offered to Preity G Zinta who turned it down. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Asin Thottumkal, Trisha Krishnan, Shriya Saran, Priyamani, and Nayanthara were then considered for the role before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was eventually chosen.

First Indian film for Mary E. Vogt, the costume designer for the Men in Black series and also for Woo-Ping Yuen, action choreographer in The Matrix and Kill Bill sequels.

Made on a budget of Rs.180 crores (approximately US $40 million), this was the most expensive Indian movie ever made during its time..now it will be The Mahabharata costing Rs. 1000 crores

First Indian sci-fi movie with 1,500 graphical shots.

WILHELM SCREAM: The famous stock scream sound appears in the climax fight, when a helicopter pilot is grabbed and thrown out by Chitti, who is on top of a thin tower of robots.

Depictions of cobras serve as a lucky mascot in Rajinikanth's films. Nearly all of his films featuring them in one form or another become either top-grossing films or commercially successful films at the box-office. In this film, one of the formations of Chitti's CR-army of robots in the climax fight is a giant cobra.

Miwako Fujioka, a member of the Japan-based Happinet Corporation, called Enthiran "a Bollywood Transformers type of film with a lot of Indian flavours in it."

Shown on 2,250 screens worldwide, including in China.

In a personal appreciation letter to Shankar following the film's release, the director K. Balachander described Shankar as India's James Cameron, "Enthiran" as India's "Avatar" (2009) and Sun Pictures as India's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

In Tollywood this is also a record collection movie when compared to all dubbing movies.

Acclaimed South Korean film director Jee-woon Kim praised the film and expressed his desire to make a similar kind of film with so e historical drama thrown in.

Awards Won

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy 2011

Winner Award for Technical Excellence Best Art Direction Sabu Cyril
Best Makeup Banu
Best Special Effects Srinivas Mohan Indian Artists Computer Graphics

Edison Awards India 2011

Winner Technical Award Best Lyricist Pa. Vijay
Best Art Director Sabu Cyril
Best Cinematographer R. Rathnavelu
Best Editor Anthony
Best Choreographer Prabhu Deva
Best Action Peter Hein
Best Producer Kalanidhi Maran

Tokyo International Film Festival 2011

Winner Asian Film Award - Special Mention S. Shankar



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