Release year: 2012
Director: S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana
Screenwriter: Ashwin Gangaraju, S.S. Kanchi, S.S. Rajamouli
Starring: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Hamsa Nandini, Crazy Mohan, Santhanam, Adithya Menon, Chandra Sekhar
As the arrogant Sudeep (Sudeep), used to getting his way with women, finds out his latest interest Bindhu (Prabhu) has feelings for Nani (Nani), he murders the young man in his way. Nani is reincarnated as a fly and seeks to avenge his death.
Makkhi is one of those movies you should just watch without any expectation, because no matter what you hear, it cannot describe this Indian gem of a movie. What starts out as a romance with splashes of Bollywood turns out to a crazy action comedy where the main character of all things is… a fly. The special effects are good and inventive, but it is the story and great written characters which ensures you are surprisingly captured by the tale of a tiny fly to a degree where you are emotional invested in the outcome of the insect. Sudeep (Kempe Godwa, 2011) delivers a power presentation as the arrogant villain tormented by something as seemingly insignificant as a fly, perfectly capturing the greed as well as the growing insanity while Prabhu (U-Turn, 2018) is his opposite; sweet, innocent, warm and stunning. However, as strange as it may sound, the main star is the fly! Nani (Gentleman, 2016) performed various emotions through body language for the animation team to work with and the result is an expressive animated fly character that almost, but only almost, makes you forget to miss the warm human it was in its previous life. The shots are amazingly beautiful. Colourful and breathtakingly beautiful at first it turns into an action-packed roller coast of the world through the eyes of a fly. It is part romance, part action, part comedy, part fantasy or maybe, maybe it is just completely its own. Any which way, this is an unmissable gem to watch for anyone who enjoy something rare and out of the ordinary. Not as much a movie as a movie experience! Don’t miss out!
The idea for Eega originated in the late 1990s in screenwriter K. V. Vijayendra Prasad’s mind. At that time, he was joking about a housefly seeking revenge on a human in a conversation with his son S. S. Rajamouli.