Eega

Eega

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Eega Reviews

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February 17, 2014
AKA Makkhi

A fantastic magical film about a man who is murdered and comes back as an ordinary housefly to seek revenge and to protect the woman he loves!

The Fly sequences are extraordinary and hilarious and that is why this film is worth your time!
February 6, 2014
original weird and it looks awesome its worth a watch
August 28, 2013
3/5 Ridiculous cornball movie, but absolutely amazing at the same time, gotta love it!
August 12, 2013
Masterpiece by an Indian director. Watch it if you don't believe!!
February 19, 2013
visually stunning but script is way to predictable.
Tony Stark
February 7, 2013
one of the best tollywood movies ever made! this has amazing visual effects, great performance by the villain but has a silly storyline which can appeal for kids! all americans out there have so got to see this it is way better than the usual shit you guys watch sometimes!
February 7, 2013
sure is entertainin:P
jackedupreviews
January 3, 2013
Eega (Telugu)

Movies are all about imagination but not necessarily all the time. Kudos to the mindset of telugu people we neither need experiments nor imagination given the masala entertainment quotient we derogatorily demand in every walk of our life. By virtue of this horrendous demand supply chagrin we rarely see some miracle flairs rise up to being "noticeable". But now the dice are starting to roll, well flamboyant enough, when one man with his gritty mind has started breaking his mold (not "the mold") to give us something to boast about with absolute pride.

S S Rajamouli - The name has two S's in it and they kinda metamorphosized in to Success square and nothing else. Of course none of this is coming to him as a throw away given his stringent and unbending passion towards cinema and the tireless efforts he puts in to his projects.

Plot:

It's a very simple, cliched, beaten to death revenge based love story. There is a guy (Nani), there is a girl Bindu (Samantha) and then there's another guy Sudeep (Sudeep). Nani is head over heals for Bindu and so is Sudeep but in a quirky way. Bindu shares the same feelings for Nani but never confesses.

Sudeep being the baddie kills Nani (yes the leading lad is pushing daisies with in 30 mins of run time) and Bindu feels her confession nerve exactly at the same moment. Rest of the story is - Bindu learning about Nani's death, the truth behind it and helping Nani exact their revenge over Sudeep.

Analysis:

Wait a minute - Nani is a dead guy. How can he exact any form of revenge? Well, he comes back as a fly! Holy bonkers - a fly? Yes, that's the key stone to this seemingly cliched plot line. The film starts off with some cute but lilting moments between the lead pair - Nani and Bindu. The director wastes no time in setting a motto for the anti hero to go for the kill. The film progresses till this point with no absolute lax in any of the departments.

The film starts booming when Nani reincarnates as a fly and is doped up with one thing - revenge for his death and protecting his love interest. CGI animation used for depicting a fly and the environment created around it, seemingly through it's eyes, is not top notch and glossy but is more than enough for it's operating budget thresholds. The adrenaline graph goes down a bit through the pre-climax and climax episodes but all that's hazy given the whirlwind tour you go through till that point.

The film has just one name written all over it - the director. If there was no Rajamouli then there's no vision, execution and impact to this film. He is famed enough for his success, hard work and dedication towards his movies but post Magadheera it's been a totally different ball game for the star director.

This film, no questions asked, is his best creative and crucial work ever and the man strikes gold yet again. Movie's directors cut sheds a lot of light on the research that went to making the film. The crew had to learn skeletal & muscular structures of a housefly, it's anatomy as a whole, various emotional antics that would help create a CGI housefly and model it very much closer to reality. Special camerawork has been used to capture these details as they are exquisitely presented on screen and cinematographer Senthil Kumar deserves special commendation for the same. Background music by Keeravani is a great asset not only to the entire plot but to each and every frame. Abundant research down to the musical annals is clearly noticeable.

Performances:

Nani as a leading hero blessed with short life and screen span is ok for his character. Samantha as the main leading lady couldn't emote a whole lot when it's needed but she just passes off with her innocent and chirpy facade.

Sudeep - baddie boy - is the performance meat for this film. Except for his lip sync everything is picture perfect about the man - looks, character behavior and antics he just aces everything on his plate. Through most of the second half he had to emote with and in imagination. There is no real fly around him but reacting to situations with a figment of imagination wrapped around him is outright demanding and the man delivers his best.

Eega - main lead hero as the film progresses touches your emotional strings with everything it does. Right from it's birth Mr. Rajamouli's imaginary character flies, laughs, feels, fights and behaves just like another real character (if any) in the film. As a tail piece it even grooves to some peppy music at the fag end of the film.

Notable pieces:

--> Initial lovable episodes between Nani and Samantha
--> Sudeep's characterization as he reels through ego and jealousy
--> Nani's death episode
--> Eega's birth and it's first flight (more colorful of all it's flights)
--> Eega's first failed tussle with the villain - tea pot episode and the fly trying to hit on Sudeep with full force
--> Eega heckling Sudeep - car accident episode with "I will kill you" warning
--> Eega revealing it's true identity to Bindu - carving "I am Nani" through her tears
--> Graphical work and cinematography through out the film especially those scenes involving the "fly"
--> Appropriate background score accompanying all key scenes and
--> Eega's view of the world around it - scared by running shows in a park, enamored by water bubbles, swayed by air, threatened by mosquito repellent, rekindled by garden hoses etc.

Tail Piece:

Eega is most probably the highest imaginative piece of work in telugu films and just like any imagination it sans logic and must do so just to be more definitive and abstract at the same time.
Jack L.
December 27, 2012
Eega (Telugu)

Movies are all about imagination but not necessarily all the time. Kudos to the mindset of telugu people we neither need experiments nor imagination given the masala entertainment quotient we derogatorily demand in every walk of our life. By virtue of this horrendous demand supply chagrin we rarely see some miracle flairs rise up to being "noticeable". But now the dice are starting to roll, well flamboyant enough, when one man with his gritty mind has started breaking his mold (not "the mold") to give us something to boast about with absolute pride.

S S Rajamouli - The name has two S's in it and they kinda metamorphosized in to Success square and nothing else. Of course none of this is coming to him as a throw away given his stringent and unbending passion towards cinema and the tireless efforts he puts in to his projects.

Plot:

It's a very simple, cliched, beaten to death revenge based love story. There is a guy (Nani), there is a girl Bindu (Samantha) and then there's another guy Sudeep (Sudeep). Nani is head over heals for Bindu and so is Sudeep but in a quirky way. Bindu shares the same feelings for Nani but never confesses.

Sudeep being the baddie kills Nani (yes the leading lad is pushing daisies with in 30 mins of run time) and Bindu feels her confession nerve exactly at the same moment. Rest of the story is - Bindu learning about Nani's death, the truth behind it and helping Nani exact their revenge over Sudeep.

Analysis:

Wait a minute - Nani is a dead guy. How can he exact any form of revenge? Well, he comes back as a fly! Holy bonkers - a fly? Yes, that's the key stone to this seemingly cliched plot line. The film starts off with some cute but lilting moments between the lead pair - Nani and Bindu. The director wastes no time in setting a motto for the anti hero to go for the kill. The film progresses till this point with no absolute lax in any of the departments.

The film starts booming when Nani reincarnates as a fly and is doped up with one thing - revenge for his death and protecting his love interest. CGI animation used for depicting a fly and the environment created around it, seemingly through it's eyes, is not top notch and glossy but is more than enough for it's operating budget thresholds. The adrenaline graph goes down a bit through the pre-climax and climax episodes but all that's hazy given the whirlwind tour you go through till that point.

The film has just one name written all over it - the director. If there was no Rajamouli then there's no vision, execution and impact to this film. He is famed enough for his success, hard work and dedication towards his movies but post Magadheera it's been a totally different ball game for the star director.

This film, no questions asked, is his best creative and crucial work ever and the man strikes gold yet again. Movie's directors cut sheds a lot of light on the research that went to making the film. The crew had to learn skeletal & muscular structures of a housefly, it's anatomy as a whole, various emotional antics that would help create a CGI housefly and model it very much closer to reality. Special camerawork has been used to capture these details as they are exquisitely presented on screen and cinematographer Senthil Kumar deserves special commendation for the same. Background music by Keeravani is a great asset not only to the entire plot but to each and every frame. Abundant research down to the musical annals is clearly noticeable.

Performances:

Nani as a leading hero blessed with short life and screen span is ok for his character. Samantha as the main leading lady couldn't emote a whole lot when it's needed but she just passes off with her innocent and chirpy facade.

Sudeep - baddie boy - is the performance meat for this film. Except for his lip sync everything is picture perfect about the man - looks, character behavior and antics he just aces everything on his plate. Through most of the second half he had to emote with and in imagination. There is no real fly around him but reacting to situations with a figment of imagination wrapped around him is outright demanding and the man delivers his best.

Eega - main lead hero as the film progresses touches your emotional strings with everything it does. Right from it's birth Mr. Rajamouli's imaginary character flies, laughs, feels, fights and behaves just like another real character (if any) in the film. As a tail piece it even grooves to some peppy music at the fag end of the film.

Notable pieces:

--> Initial lovable episodes between Nani and Samantha
--> Sudeep's characterization as he reels through ego and jealousy
--> Nani's death episode
--> Eega's birth and it's first flight (more colorful of all it's flights)
--> Eega's first failed tussle with the villain - tea pot episode and the fly trying to hit on Sudeep with full force
--> Eega heckling Sudeep - car accident episode with "I will kill you" warning
--> Eega revealing it's true identity to Bindu - carving "I am Nani" through her tears
--> Graphical work and cinematography through out the film especially those scenes involving the "fly"
--> Appropriate background score accompanying all key scenes and
--> Eega's view of the world around it - scared by running shows in a park, enamored by water bubbles, swayed by air, threatened by mosquito repellent, rekindled by garden hoses etc.

Tail Piece:

Eega is most probably the highest imaginative piece of work in telugu films and just like any imagination it sans logic and must do so just to be more definitive and abstract at the same time.
RJG Ratings
December 24, 2012
this movie is not even worth reviewing.Its an insult to the senses.
This is its story:
Guy loves girl ,villain loves girl ,villain kills guy ,guy reborn as Housefly, fly irritates villain (revenge) ,fly tells girl that hes her lover and villain killed him, girl falls in love WITH FLY ,girl and fly attack villain ,fly suicides inorder to kill villain. R.I.P Fly.
Epilogue:Fly reborn AGAIN ! This time as blue colour housefly!!Girl & Fly happily in Love!

Filled with cheesy scenes ,its a tough movie to sit through without getting brain freeZe
November 25, 2012
Naan EE (T) is Amazing, Beautiful, Lovable, Touchy, Fantastic, Incredible, Breathtaking and Stunning. Naan EE is not a movie, It's a living MASTERPIECE! Fascinating concept & a must be seen cannot be described with words!

Naan EE became one of my favorite movies of all time! Hats-off to SS Rajamouli, yes, finally we got an Indian Cameron!
November 1, 2012
SS Rajamouli turns the entire idea of revenge on its head by showing a man being reborn as a fly and tormenting his murderer. Samantha Prabhu is serious eye-candy, while Sudeep is brilliant as the evil businessman with eyes for her. I do have reservations against that half-dazed, half-chimp-like, dreamy-eyed expression perpetually plastered on Nani's face.
October 27, 2012
As usual Rajamouli's signature entertaining style.
October 23, 2012
This is the First movie i think so, with out any hero just only by the name of Director this movie creates sensation in INDIA
October 19, 2012
MAKKHI'S so irritating...its Sudeep who saves d film frm being a disaster
October 16, 2012
a brilliant & entertaining entry into the 2012 club of excellent cinema..
October 14, 2012
Innovative film...Awesome entertainer...
eshwar_movies
October 13, 2012
To say this is a creative wonder of Indian Cinema is an understatement for the word understatement. I say this because, if you read the synopsis for this movie before watching it - the ridiculousness of the plot will leave you thinking how did this ever get made. There are a thousand ways this movie could have easily gone bad, but to come out of each scenario in flying colors is itself a huge achievement. I have seen all movies of the director S.S. Rajamouli and would have never guessed he was capable of this level of creativity, story structure and most of all subtlety. Considering the limitations that plague all the big movie houses of Indian cinema when it comes to visual effects, what Rajamouli achieved here is marvelous.

Nani (Nani) is in love with Bindhu (Samantha) which she does not reciprocate though she has a soft spot for him. When Sudeep (Sudeep) who is a millionaire and always gets what he wants has his eyes on Bindhu, realizes that she is in love with Nani. Sudeep kills Nani to clear his way to make advance on Bindhu. Nani is reborn as a housefly and vows to avenge his death and protect his love.

Let us first try to dissect the ridiculousness of the plot. The fly (Eega in Telugu) does not have any telepathic, telekinetic or healing powers. It is just a common housefly but with a determination. How can it possibly affect a bull of a cruel intelligent man with everything at his disposal defines the innovative script. Rajamouli throws in a healthy bunch of ideas on what all ways that a housefly can give literally sleepless nights to the antagonist well helped by accepted norm of coincidences in Indian cinema. Adding to that the lead female character is a micro artist who extends her expertise to equip the housefly with a mask and weoponized gloves.

When it comes to a default Rajamouli movie there is a certain pattern that he normally follows. The protagonist is a regular guy who gets placed in an extraordinary circumstance while inducing all the commercial elements of song and action sequences in the precise positions delivering a guaranteed hit with the masses. Here he sheds off everything that made his earlier blockbusters (well most of it) and comes up with a fresh presentation that works wonders. A special commendation to Sudeep, though he plays your default villain of Telugu cinema - does it with comic book style panache. Background score by M.M. Keeravani is as usual elevated for Rajamouli movies, cinematography is excellent especially in the stages when the fly is just born. Samantha has an important but a very simple role to play and she does a decent job. The extended climax is completely unnecessary and it is intended especially for Telugu audience craving for a happy ending. Another important aspect to be considered here is that, when taken into account of other creature based movies like 'Finding Nemo' or 'A bugs life' or even 'Wall-E', all these characters have a well defined face (at least eyes and eye brows) which help the animators show real expressions which was not possible here. The animators have to rely on just body language to show all the emotions where they do an excellent job.

Original, creative, audacious and ridiculous.
September 25, 2012
With the technology that doesn't need famous animating studios, the movie is made worth watching. Director S.S.Rajamouli has made his mark again in tollywood with this. Hero nani though lasts in movie for short time has done stylishly,heroine samantha ruth prabhu is as usual cute and gorgeous.sudeep is amazing in this movie.
September 7, 2012
Mind Blowing!!!!!!!!
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