Just as the world is impressed with 'Robot' (the movie's grossed over 1.56 million dollars in the US), Amitabh Bachchan is quite impressed with his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai's looks in the movie and describes her on-screen presence as "smashing".
Director Shankar's bilingual film - 'Robot' in Hindi and 'Endhiran' in Tamil, which has Rajnikanth playing the male lead, opened to rave reviews.
"Aishwarya looked smashing and danced like she had never danced before. Rajni…what can one say for this man. He is just unbelievable. The film is a roller-coaster ride of fun and ecstasy and events of mammoth proportions," Amitabh posted on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.
He saw the movie on October 4 at a special screening organised by Rajnikanth in Mumbai for the Hindi film fraternity.
"There was a large turn out from the industry - directors, producers, artists and all were simply blown to pieces by the product and its presentation. When you go to see a Rajni film, it's not the film that you wish to see. You see the film for the experience of it. And in this one, the experience is incredible," he added.
The sci-fi thriller, apparently made at a whopping budget of Rs.175 crore ($38 million), boasts of a lot of special effects and they wowed Big B.
"Merely putting his thoughts on paper must have been an exercise so desirable for the director Shankar. What and how did he think up all these ideas for the script from his mind is reason to envy and lament.
"Aamir (Khan), after the show was over, wanted to 'eat his brain' - Shankar's that is - to find out how he managed to conquer that world that he so effectively portrayed on screen."
"An incredible experience it was and I sincerely urge all those that reside in the world of Chennai to go see it first day first show. Rajni was incredible, Aishwarya was colourful and danced like a dream and content and delivery was simply extraordinary," he added.