Rajinikanth's ROBOT 2 (ENTHIRAN 2) Starts Shooting | Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar

By Joyline Rego

ROBOT 2 (ENTHIRAN 2) - RAJINIKANTH - AMY JACKSON - AKSHAY KUMAR -  AR RAHMAN

Mumbai, Dec 17 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The sci-fi phenomenon returns to Indian Cinema with a powerhouse combination of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Five years ago, Kalanidhi Maran's Tamil blockbuster Robot (Enthiran) directed by S. Shankar swept Indian cinema away. Introducing Asia's second highest paid actor and superstar Rajinikant as an android and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Tamil cinema, the film became a game-changer in visual effects and presentation in Indian film. Oscar winner Allah Rakha Rahman directed music for the most expensive film made in its time (somewhere around Rs. 180 crores were spent on it).

Robot 2 / Enthiran 2 - the sequel - has now gone on floors yesterday. British actress-model Amy Jackson has the challenge of appearing opposite Rajinikanth this time. Akshay Kumar is also in the star cast. A R Rahman directs music again. The producers tried to rope in Terminator series Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger to debut in Indian cinema with Robot-2, but the antagonist's role ultimately went to Akshay Kumar.

Scientist Dr. Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth) created android robot Chitti (also Rajinikanth) who looks like his creator
cientist Dr. Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth) created android robot Chitti (also Rajinikanth) who looks like his creator

Akshay Kumar is expected to play the bad guy / android in the film, according to reports. The story-line is a modern day Ramayana.

ROBOT-2 / Enthiran-2 Actress Amy Jackson (WBRi File Photo)
Amy Jackson

In Robot, android Chitti was developed over 10 years. The specs were: speed one terra hz, memory one zeta byte, processor Pentium ultra core millennia V2 and FHP 450 motor from Hirata, Japan. Surely an upgrade will be seen in Enthiran-2?

Watch the theatrical trailer of the original Enthiran / Robot while we wait for more news of the new Rajini film.