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January 26, 2011 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Awesome !!! Nearly 10 minutes of the robot warfare. SLYT
posted by lobstah (77 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

 
What an insightful and thought-provoking documentary.
posted by him at 5:50 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are special effects in the same sense that the short bus is for special kids.
posted by DU at 5:51 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure that was the most awesome thing I've ever seen.

Why am I supposed to give a shit that the CGI is bad? They used CGI to make A BALL OF ROBOTS. Good job, India.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:54 AM on January 26, 2011 [15 favorites]


Yes, the OP is correct. That was awesome.
posted by Goofyy at 5:56 AM on January 26, 2011


I agree with XQUZYPHYR. I expected to get some sort of ironic amusement out of this, but the effects are actually quite innovative and creative. Sure, they'd be better with a bigger budget, but there's a lot more imagination in evidence here than in freakin' Avatar.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:57 AM on January 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's like T2 starring Tony Curtis.
posted by run"monty at 5:59 AM on January 26, 2011


By the way, that's part 2. Here's part 1.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:00 AM on January 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


This has made me very happy.
posted by Jofus at 6:03 AM on January 26, 2011


Never mind the effects, who dubs an entire movie with only one voice actor?
posted by PenDevil at 6:05 AM on January 26, 2011


Didn't they just annoyed they are thinking of doing more Matrix...?* they should get these guys to do it

*(Yes I know it's not true... I can dream)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:08 AM on January 26, 2011


Thanks for the Part 1 link XQUZYPHYR , " Mosquito Mode On" LOL
posted by lobstah at 6:15 AM on January 26, 2011


I could swear we've seen these wild Lotus Fivestar movies in a previous FPP, but I can't find it. (This appears to be a Russian dub of the original Hindu or Tamil or...Not sure what language?)
posted by Gator at 6:15 AM on January 26, 2011


Why am I supposed to give a shit that the CGI is bad?

Who said you were?
posted by DU at 6:23 AM on January 26, 2011


Wikipedia to the rescue. Starring Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.
posted by elgilito at 6:23 AM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Did anyone else have trouble suspending disbelief?
posted by Increase at 6:23 AM on January 26, 2011


Meanwhile, Agent Smith sits by the phone, waiting for it to ring.

"Outsourced," he mumbles as he pops another beer, "Bastards."
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:33 AM on January 26, 2011 [15 favorites]


I would like to purchase this movie. How do I do that?
posted by empath at 6:36 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


DEMAGNETIZE! SELECT ALL ROBOTS!

Unbelievably awesome, especially the cobra.
posted by stargell at 6:36 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


And Aishwarya Rai.
posted by stargell at 6:37 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I NEED TO WATCH THIS IN 3D!!!!!!!!
posted by Sourisnoire at 6:37 AM on January 26, 2011


Wow. That's the most creative action sequence I think I have ever seen in a movie.

Thanks for this!
posted by misha at 6:40 AM on January 26, 2011


A little weak in the character development, and why did such a rich guy give a damn about his sled anyways?
posted by marxchivist at 6:41 AM on January 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


Oh man, Wilhelm at 4:20.
posted by orme at 6:42 AM on January 26, 2011 [11 favorites]


Never mind the effects, who dubs an entire movie with only one voice actor?


Latvian TV, for one. If they splurge, they use one man and one woman, for male and female roles respectively.

Only on big productions is a cast brought out.
posted by Harald74 at 6:48 AM on January 26, 2011


Apparently they are releasing a 3D english version of it?
posted by empath at 6:51 AM on January 26, 2011


> These are special effects in the same sense that the short bus is for special kids.

I'll take this sort of inventiveness over Hollywood's vitrine-sealed sterility any day of the week. And without the offensive sideswipes, tyvm.

I need to see the whole movie. According to the plot synopsis, the YouTube condensed version edits out all the crucial song and dance sequences.
posted by ardgedee at 6:52 AM on January 26, 2011


This is how the agent Smiths fight should have gone in the second Matrix movie.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:55 AM on January 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


So it's The Tamilinator!

(I feel a sequel coming on, if at the end they leave dangerous robot parts ON DISPLAY IN A MUSEUM)
posted by chavenet at 6:56 AM on January 26, 2011


This is the most original thing I've seen in a while. I liked the part with the robots.
posted by drezdn at 6:58 AM on January 26, 2011


Are there musical numbers in this movie?
posted by empath at 7:01 AM on January 26, 2011


The answer is yes, there are musical numbers in this movie.
posted by empath at 7:05 AM on January 26, 2011 [10 favorites]


Bollywood's clearly been using the Axe Cop method of screenwriting - find a five year old, ask them what's awesome, and then film it.

"What's awesome today, little Gignesh?"

"Tractors are awesome! They should do stunts."
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:31 AM on January 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


This just posted on Twitchfilm: "INDIAN BLOCKBUSTER ENTHIRAN (ROBOT) NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER ON DVD!!"
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:37 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I for one welcome our Combat Katamari overlords.
posted by procrastination at 7:38 AM on January 26, 2011


I appreciate how much more civil south-Asian Terminators are than their western counterparts. A T-800 will just pull open the door and yell "Get owwwt!" while hijacking your vehicle, whereas a Tamil-speaking model will politely ask "May I come in?" beforehand.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:38 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Never mind the effects, who dubs an entire movie with only one voice actor?

Russians often do, just as they did in this case. It's usually done in monotone, which works very well for dialogue-heavy movies: "Hello hello pleased to meet you pleased to meet you how are you good please sit down thank you."
posted by Behemoth at 8:11 AM on January 26, 2011


Hooooly shit.
posted by cashman at 8:21 AM on January 26, 2011


Fake
posted by thinman at 8:28 AM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


> Never mind the effects, who dubs an entire movie with only one voice actor?

Steve Oedekerk?
posted by StarmanDXE at 8:36 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought the name sounded familiar. Wikipedia had it listed on ILM's slate for 2010 which left me with a distinctly "WTF?" feeling.
posted by Molesome at 8:37 AM on January 26, 2011


Every movie ever made that isn't this one should be ashamed of itself.
posted by ND¢ at 8:53 AM on January 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Holy shit, that was amazing.

The answer is yes, there are musical numbers in this movie.

I had been afraid it couldn't get any better.
posted by brennen at 8:54 AM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Never mind the effects, who dubs an entire movie with only one voice actor?
They do that in Vietnam too (though there are some fully dubbed movies now). I'm pretty sure that the same actress dubbed all the characters for all foreign movies until recently. For the Vietnamese, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker sound all like a 30-something woman from Hanoi. To be fair, it's more a voice-over than actual dubbing.
posted by elgilito at 9:01 AM on January 26, 2011


If that's what the hive-mind is going to become, I don't think I want it.

Awesome movie, though.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:04 AM on January 26, 2011


I hate to be a spoil sport, but something seems a tad off with the physics in some of those stunts.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:13 AM on January 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


Brown Elvis just punched a helicopter with another helicopter while standing on his own shoulders. I'm alright with this.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:16 AM on January 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


Is there such a thing as too much? I kept thinking this might've been better as a cartoon. It reminded me of how, in the ancient Dr. Who (with the 15 foot scarf) they would get into an unsolvable problem and K-9 would pull some freaky thing out of his metal butt and fix everything. Not to say I didn't enjoy this immensely and immediately send a link to my son, as well...
posted by Redhush at 9:32 AM on January 26, 2011


MECHA SHIVA! MECHA SHIVA!
posted by loquacious at 9:33 AM on January 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Apparently this was playing in a local movie theater a few months ago. Now I am sad, for I did not get to see this (and the dance numbers!) on the big screen when I had a chance to do so, probably because Fandango described the movie as follows:

A scientist constructs a gifted robot that sets out in the world with amazing results.


"Amazing results," indeed.
posted by daikaisho at 9:39 AM on January 26, 2011


I hate to be a spoil sport, but something seems a tad offawesome with the physics in some of those stunts.

Fixed
posted by drezdn at 9:44 AM on January 26, 2011


It's like the Wicker Man gone...insaner.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:57 AM on January 26, 2011


I liked the bit with the robots.
posted by alby at 9:57 AM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I must thank you for how much more awesome this made my day.
posted by Fleebnork at 9:58 AM on January 26, 2011


That there is an action movie master class.
posted by milkfish at 10:05 AM on January 26, 2011


Apparently he can talk to mosquitoes.
posted by gottabefunky at 10:11 AM on January 26, 2011


In contrast with Wikipedia, the IMDb entry for this movie does not list ILM. However, it does list several Indian special effects houses (and a couple of Hong Kong ones). Recall, also, that Kung Fu Hustle had most (all?) of their special effects done in HK. The future is now and it's pretty cool.
posted by mhum at 10:24 AM on January 26, 2011


Can I buy you a drink? Thank you for this. Absolute joy.
posted by jnnla at 10:44 AM on January 26, 2011


Here's the previous FPP on Rajni.
posted by yaymukund at 10:56 AM on January 26, 2011


Apparently he's also pretty popular in Japan. I posted this already but if you want some cultural WTF, look at this Japanese show where a contestant impersonates Rajni.
posted by yaymukund at 11:19 AM on January 26, 2011


Tony Curtis? No. Elvis? No.

Roy Orbison!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:30 AM on January 26, 2011


The freakin' robot was made out if robots!
posted by From Bklyn at 11:33 AM on January 26, 2011


I'm getting ready to start up an "awesome foreign movie night" here at my office, and the first films on our list are this and Dhoom 2 -- I always assumed we'd start with Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (Turkish Star Wars) first, but these two are just amazingly over-the-top.

My friends and I were actually pretty humbled by Dhoom and Dhoom 2, we went in expecting ironic "fast and furious / mission impossible / oceans eleven" badness, and instead got a legitimately good action series with well-written characters, incredible stunt work, and some seriously badass music.
posted by jake at 11:59 AM on January 26, 2011


He forces a mosquito to apologize. That is one badass robot.
posted by chemoboy at 12:17 PM on January 26, 2011


Wikipedia had it listed on ILM's slate for 2010 which left me with a distinctly "WTF?" feeling

Yeah, cuz it's Tamil cinema. ILM: Indus-Trial Lights and Magic.
posted by Hoopo at 1:38 PM on January 26, 2011


"Ladies and gentlemen... ah, who am I kidding? Just gentlemen. Are you ready to robo rumble?!"
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:54 PM on January 26, 2011


The damn thing is over 2.5 hours long! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRaWoN6lRiI
posted by OwlBoy at 2:30 PM on January 26, 2011


Chuck Norris should be very afraid...
posted by raising_arizona at 2:43 PM on January 26, 2011


I was kind of expecting him to vault off the convertible and use the momentum to kick the police van that he had just launched in the air (and how excellent is a movie that provokes that hypothetical?), but the rest of it was awesome.

Also, I'm pretty sure that gold doesn't respond to electromagnetism, but maybe the implication was that the gangsters' bling was gold-coated iron, which is actually pretty amusing.
posted by A dead Quaker at 5:57 PM on January 26, 2011


Omg, that was tropetastic! A transforgasmatron! I especially loved the IBM Selectric ball of robot action!

The Russian 'dubbing' just added to the surreal hilarity of it all. My brain has confettified.
posted by nickyskye at 8:15 PM on January 26, 2011


And those bots obviously downloaded their software from this guy.
posted by nickyskye at 8:23 PM on January 26, 2011


That was... amazing.
posted by Sibrax at 10:46 PM on January 26, 2011


I read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia* and it actually sounds like a pretty good movie.

* apologies, Jonathan Lethem.
posted by Ritchie at 2:33 AM on January 27, 2011


Note to self: if designing army of robots which for some reason must have a self-destruct function, do not also implement a "select all" function.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:45 AM on January 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Replace the robot guy with Michelle Rodriguez and you've just made the next Tarantino.
posted by Harry at 6:39 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


do not also implement a "select all" function

I only wish he had triggered it by pressing Ctrl+A.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:28 PM on January 27, 2011


Rajinikanth is a fucking god. Worth saying twice.
posted by chunking express at 4:52 PM on January 27, 2011


If you think the clip is awesome, the full movie is nothing short of wonderful. It is rather long but it's more than worth the investment of your time. I'm not a huge fan of Bollywood but the musical numbers (there are several) don't get in the way at all. How many songs about Isaac Asimov do you know? Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
posted by scalefree at 7:33 PM on January 28, 2011


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