ROBOT fever grips Japan
Robot released to a thunderous response in Japan last month. The film was re-edited to two hours to suit the people there. However, it became a rage in the country, so much so that on popular public demand, the 3 hour version of the film is being screened at 1300 theatres across the country. Four weeks gone and still going strong, it is still competing with mainstream Japanese films. The song Irumbile/Naina Miley has become an anthem and the Japanese are humming to it despite the language divide.