Endhiran

This is a “trailer” for Robot (“Endhiran”), a movie 10 years in the making, starring Rajinikanth as both a scientist and evil robot type thing. Not only is India’s most expensive film, but it also enjoyed the “largest worldwide opening for an Indian film.

This isn’t a trailer so much as 10 minute splicing of action scenes. I beseech you to watch it, though, because it’s worth every damn second.

Via Balloon Juice

Endhiran

Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra

Well, that was longer than necessary. Chandra seems to have set out not to write a novel, per se, but a sweeping portrait of contemporary Mumbai/Bombay and India in historical context, which means we get chapter-long digressions from the putative main storyline. Still, if you can get past the fact that the primary mystery is solved and resolved essentially as an aside, it’s a well-written book.

Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra