incapable of what?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #21
What can't he/it do?
What is he/it incapable of? What can’t he/it do in the scene depicted?
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UPDATE and solution (28 March 2012):
Frankly, I do not have the faintest idea of how he could know that, but Alexander Rabitsch correctly stated that the movie is Endhiran [aka Enthiran, original title: எந்திரன்] (Shankar 2010). In India there are two large movie industries; the Hindi-language one bases in Mumbai, formerly Bombay (‘Bollywood’), and the Tamil-language one, based in Chennai, formerly Madras. Endhiran, meaning ‘robot,’ is a 2010 Tamil-movie starring Aishwarya Rai. It’s pure cyberpunk, and at the same time a pure Indian movie—get a taste of it at the official website.
    And here is the solution to the question. The evil scientist makes a test of his creation, the mean looking robot. He activates him and gives him commands:
 
Scene from 'Endhiran' (Shankar 2010)
But the robot acts clumsy, even hits a table, and the evil scientist exclaims: ‘Shit!’ The machine takes that for a command and replies:
 
Scene from 'Endhiran' (Shankar 2010)
The clumsiness goes on and finally the robot, after firing a gun, falls to the floor. His creator is upset and makes clear that he doesn’t think much of him:
 
Scene from 'Endhiran' (Shankar 2010)
Which is returned by quite a tell-tale stare …
 
Scene from 'Endhiran' (Shankar 2010)

SHANKAR. 2010. Endhiran (aka Enthiran aka The robot, original title: எந்திரன்) [motion picture]. Chennai: Sun Pictures.
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  • Bryan Alexander Monday, 26th March 2012 at 20:13

    That’s a new one on me.

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 26th March 2012 at 21:10

      Oh, how I do love to hear that from you :D

  • Alexander Rabitsch Monday, 26th March 2012 at 20:38

    He can´t either lie nor understand human emotions …

  • Alexander Rabitsch Monday, 26th March 2012 at 20:39

    neither/nor .. sorry for this type mismatch ….

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 26th March 2012 at 21:13

      Don’t worry about the typos ;) … to be honest, I do not really know if he can’t lie or if he can’t understand human emotions, but I think he can, even develops emotions himself, judging from how the scene goes on. Anyway, that’s not what he can’t in the scene—it’s quite profane, though …

  • S.A.S. Monday, 26th March 2012 at 23:01

    to me it seems that he can’t close his eyes…

  • Alexander Rabitsch Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 07:18

    xD

  • Alexander Rabitsch Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 12:01

    He can´t pee? :D

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 13:12

      Strange as it may sound, but that’s close. Very close.

  • Alexander Rabitsch Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 14:44

    As you said, quite profane … The robot fell in love with his creator´s wive … My guess: he cannot have sexual intercourse with the woman he fell in love with….

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 15:28

      That in a way has the required level of profanity, but no ;)

  • Alhambra Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 14:51

    Okay, if eye-closing and peeing are so close – what about crying?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 15:31

      I did not say that eye-closing was close … and, no, it’s not crying. You all will get to the solution of, well, that scene of quite ‘straightforward humour,’ but the decisive question will remain: which movie? :D

  • Alexander Rabitsch Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 16:06

    Enthiran/Endhiran/எந்திரன்

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 16:10

      This is absolutely correct! Congratulations! I am more than impressed! Pray, tell us how you got that.

  • Alexander Rabitsch Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 16:17

    Keeping eyes and mind open … you´ll get a lot of info this way (lots o´garbage too) :D

  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 28th March 2012 at 14:31

    >>I can´t shit<< hillarious!