Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and South Indian superstar, Rajinikanth, finished the shooting of Endhiran on July 7, 2010 at Sun Studios. The movie is slated to release in theatres on September 3, 2010 during Ramadan and Vinayaka Chaturthi weekend.
Endhiran is a magnum opus movie in every aspect. Directed by ace Tamil director, S. Shankar, who specializes in directing big budget movies, Endhiran paired up Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajinikanth for the first time.
S. Shankar worked with both of them previously, he directed Rajinikanth in Sivaji: The Boss, which went on to become one of the highest grossing Tamil movies of all time. He also directed Aishwarya Rai Bacchan in Jeans in 1998 which went on to become another major hit movie.
Blue Hindi movie, which was released last year, had a production cost of Rs.1.1 billion. It is considered to be the most expensive Indian movie till date.
In 2008, when the production of Endhiran started, the cost of the movie was touted to be a Rs. 1 billion and then it was said to be Rs.1.2 billion. After Sun Pictures took over, the production cost shot up to Rs. 1.5 billion. The recent buzz is that the overall production cost is Rs.2 billion. If this figure is to be true then Endhiran is going to be the most expensive movie ever made in
Endhiran will be released in 2000 screens worldwide making it the Tamil movie with highest number of theatre releases around the world.