- Awesome Music: courtesy of A R Rahman.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: A couple of the songs, particularly the one filmed on location at Macchu Picchu. It's best to regard them as mini-intermissions in typical Bollywood fashion.
- A rare non-musical one with Chitti negotiating with mosquitoes.
- Crazy Is Cool: The non-stop crazy wirework and CG action around the climax of the film had reached memetic levels of fame.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Sana's Near-Rape Experience on a train - not only did something like this happen for real, but the victim is in critical condition - and they've sent her for treatment in the same hospital in Singapore that Rajnikanth himself had to be sent to some years ago! Alas...
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Rajnikanth has already had a following for some time in Japan, a country that also loves its big-budget FX movies and its robots. Do the math on that...
- Narm: What should have been a dramatic turning point when Chitti delivers a baby (see below) is ruined by the CGI people actually rendering the foetus. Seriously. At least they make up for it by getting a live baby in the scene.
- Squick: When one of the pregnant women at Sana's shelter faces a difficult delivery, and the folks at the hospital aren't even qualified to carry out a C-section, Chitti brings up an archaic delivery method involving flexing the pelvis open by hand. You don't even need to be a woman to see where that's going...
- Tear Jerker: After Chitti deliberately fails a military evalutation, Vaseegaran hatefully destroys his creation. The reactions Chitti has during this scene are utterly soul-crushing to witness.
- Chitti: Spare me. I want to live, I want to love... I love Sana.
YMMV / Robot