The Bollywood robot epic Endhiran (formerly called Robot) hasn't even finished filming, and it's already spawning copycats. And it's easy to see why, based on what we're hearing about the crazy S. Shankar project.
Indian movie star Asin is set to star in a new big-budget movie that's "based on" the still-filming Endhiran, according to producers Usha Venkataramani and Mahadevan Ganesh of GV Films. Not much is known about the film, except that it'll be a "quickie" for the actress, who has designs on Disney and Warner Bros. projects in the U.S., and it'll be made simultaneously in both Hindi and Tamil, to maximize its bankability. (The Hindi version will co-star Ranbar Kapoor.)
Why does Endhiran sound like such a great movie that people are already dying to rip it off? It could be the star, Rajnikanth, or the action coordinator, the famous Yuen Wo-Ping. Or it could be the fact that it has llamas dancing with showgirls. Or could it be the storyline, about a guy who makes a robot companion for his kid, and then the robot goes insane? Nope. It's all to do with director S. Shankar. Here are the plots of the bugfuck crazy movies he's made before: