Release Date : 12th October, 2012
Time : 133 minutes
Director & Writer : SS Rajamouli; Co-writer : Janardhan Maharshi; Music : M.M. Kreem
Starring : Sudeep, Nani, Samantha
(Hindi Dub of Telugu film, Eega, which combines live action and animation)
Don’t think I’ve seen something so innovative, original, come from within our country in a long time.
Big, bad businessman Sudeep is used to getting whatever he wants. Including women. When he catches a glimpse of pretty, young Samantha in his waiting room, he wants her. So much so, that he writes a cheque for Rs 15 lakhs for her fledgling NGO straight away. And then tries to wine and dine her. Only to find she secretly enjoys the attention she gets from next door neighbor, Nani. Sudeep, in his typical brash style, gets Nani abducted and kills him. Not before Nani, though, having learnt of Sudeep’s nefarious interest in his love, Samantha, vows to kill him. And is promptly reincarnated as a fly. How this tiny creature will seek to stop this aggressive businessman and protect his love, Samantha, from him, is the subject of the movie.
The special effects are great, the plot highly interesting and the methods adopted by the fly fascinating. Its not like Sudeep doesn’t do anything about the pesky fly. Insecticides, bullets, security guards with fly swatters, bullet proof glass, CCTV cameras and a lot more are pressed into service to counter the buzzing menace. However, our fly always seems to find a way.
We need more movies like this. Conceptual, well-executed, fun, slick. Very, very enjoyable.