Mumbai: Director Shankar’s Endhiran (The Robot) starring Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles has gone on floors on 8 September in the US.
AR Rahman has composed two numbers to which Rajinikanth and Aishwarya will be shooting in the first schedule of the film.
The movie is being produced by Ayngaran International and Eros International. Cinematography of the film is by R Ratnavelu, art by Sabu Syril, lyrics by Vairamuthu, editing by Anthony, choreography by Raju Sundaram and costume design by Manish Malhotra.
Additionally, Mary E Vogt, who designed scientific outfits for each character in Men in Black (MIB), Batman Returns, Inspector Gadget etc, is to design the Robot’s outfits. On the other hand, Stan Winston Studio (USA) who did animatronics for Predator, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbour, Iron Man, Terminator and I-Robot, will do the same for Endhiran. Yuen Woo Ping, who handled stunt for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Matrix and Kill Bill, will also be working for the film.
Hollywood companies like ILM, Tippet, Café EFX and Hong Kong companies like Centro and menford are working on the VFX of Endhiran. The film is being produced by K Karunamurthi and C Arunpandiyan, whereas the executive producer is K Vijayakumar.