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Eega Reviews

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May 8, 2017
Underrated Movie... must watch
January 22, 2017
Ridiculous and hecka cheesy, but amusing nonetheless
September 13, 2016
A tragic love film can be so painful, you wonder if pain leaves a permanent scar or unforgettable memory with the lovers who experience every positive and negative emotion in human life - and you may also wonder if reincarnation into the next life, well not exactly as a fly, but certainly human with permanent youth and health on a new paradise Earth with a multi-talented, multi-educated global society that has no socio-economic problems, war and government corruption. I only need to see this movie once to remember it all, as comedy and fly visual effects become too ridiculous to the point that it becomes a permanent fossil-like frozen moment of one's life in your mind ;;
½ August 22, 2016
Before Ant-Man, Bollywood's own Fly-Man (not a superhero) already zig-zagging it's way to please their crowd.
The villain killed our hero over jealousy, and somehow he's reincarnated into common fly, and starts plotting for vengeance.
Cheesy and silly, yet it's quite entertaining to watch a fly terrorized his enemy.
CGI was not bad either...
½ June 12, 2016
My Grading Scale:
100-90= Top-notch, must see (4.5/5 and 5/5)
80-90=Good Movie, guaranteed entertainment(4/5)
80-70=Some flaws, but still above average (3.25/5 and 3.75/5)
70-60=Strictly or slightly above average, missing major qualities (2.5/5-3/5)
60-50=Don't bother watching (0/5-2.25/5)

Overall Score (94/100)

Story: 10/10 - Novel and ridiculous and simple, but interweave revenge, love and obsession/villainism (Sudeep) skillfully with heartbreaking emotion - one of the best fantasy stories ever

Theme/Entertainment Factor: 10/10 Powerful themes of love and revenge and reincarnation, while also playing out the archetype of heroism and winning underdogs with a love story and a cunning villain; all of these elements create a wildly entertaining and emotional flick

Screenplay: 9/10- Tight and fast paced, juggles playful scenes and serious scenes very well while introducing important plot points with poise

Characterizations/Acting: 9/10- Great characters, ranging from the best acting and portrayal of a villain ever (kudos to Sudeep), to a heartbroken lover (Samantha), to a playful, innocent man (Nani) that is reborn as a fly motivated by revenge

Art Direction: 10/10- Excellent and beuatiful, whether it is a city, the villain's manor or even small scaled sets that the fly occupies

Sound Design: 8/10- Dazzling sound, I recommend surround sound for home viewing

Cinematography: 10/10- Masterful, audience members really see the world at small scales and travel through the film's universe as a fly

Action: 10/10- Unique, creative, violent, maniacal, stylish all at the same time, audience members begin to empathize with a fly's motives to kill a man

Songs: 8/10- Infrequent, but flow with the plot and entertain

Background Music: 10/10- Powerful and emotional, great asset
Super Reviewer
½ September 15, 2015
What can you really say about a film about a man that is murdered who is then reincarnated into a housefly. Once he's reincarnated he decides to get revenge on the person who killed him, because the woman the villain was lusting after was in love with our hero. It's about as silly as you can imagine. I will say, however, that, despite the film not being good or anything, Jani, the hero, driving the villain crazy with various antics was certainly amusing and sporadically funny. I will admit that there are certain scenes in the film that made me laugh. The problem with the film is, simply, that it just feels like a one-note experience. While there are a variety of ways that Jani fucks with the villain, it's not like there's much to the movie outside of this. Jani finally convinces his beloved that he is, in fact, a fly and she starts to contribute to his plan to kill the villain. But it's not like there's much other than that. You can't really build a romance between a human and a fly. I mean, I guess you could, but it's particularly difficult when there's no way the fly can speak. I guess they could have him speak, the fact that Jani reincarnates as a fly is already unbelievable enough. So, what the fuck, might as well have him speak? Thankfully this isn't one of those insufferable Bollywood films that lasts 3 1/2 hours. There's absolutely no way that I would've watched this film if it was over 3 hours long, there's just no fucking way. And, thankfully as well, there's only one segment where they sing and dance. There are songs spread throughout the film, but they're mostly the characters' thoughts instead of them actually breaking into a song a dance, which would have been silly. One of the things I didn't like was the bad sound design. It was actually downright terrible. Some of the characters would yell and it would feel like there my speakers were blown out. It's just downright terrible. The film started out entertainingly bad, I was actually laughing at its badness, but then, after Jani is reincarnated as a fly, it just stops being entertaining and becomes kind of a boring movie to watch. Again, while there are some amusing moments where the villain acts like a fool, it's pretty much 2 hours of a fairly uninteresting story. I suppose there's a certain sweetness to the ending with Jani showing that he would do absolutely anything for the woman he loves. But, of course, they ruin it by having Jani reincarnate into a fly a second time. It's also kind of a really stupid ending in the sense that Jani comes back in order to threaten a guy who's flirting with his beloved, whose name I forget. So, essentially, this woman is supposed to spend the rest of her life without pursuing any relationships because Jani won't allow it. What a selfish asshole. The acting is a little bit hammy, it's what's to be expected from this type of film. The writing is one-dimensional and uninteresting, there's no narrative to speak of, just a collection of hi-jinx. It's not a terrible film, and there are some amusing moments, but there's no way that a film with this thin of a concept should've been close to 2 hours. I wouldn't recommend this movie in the least. I mean there's some people that will enjoy this, but I just didn't like it that much.
May 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 8, 2014
original weird and it looks awesome its worth a watch
October 27, 2013
If you can get passed the less than stellar CG in this film Eega is sure to delight! The story about a man who is killed and is reincarnated as a fly only to seek revenge on the one who killed him is absolutely brilliant! Taking a journey through one genre after another the film starts off as a musical romance film, the standard of Bollywood/Tollywood. Then there is a moment of gangster film which is quickly turned into an adventure film once the fly emerges. Next we are witness to the action/revenge/comedy for the later half of the film. Tons of fun and truly original (especially for north american audiences), Eega is one film worth tracking down.
Fans of Tollywood films will find many of the standard tropes in this film but that should not change the fact that the film is pure entertainment through and through. Zany, over the top, action packed and full of heart, Eega is a huge recommend in my books.
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.
February 8, 2013
I haven't laughed this much or been this delighted by a movie in years.
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!
½ February 7, 2013
sure is entertainin:P
½ January 9, 2013
Entertaining but overlong revenge flick...did i mention it's about a man who is reincarnated as a fly who irritates his killer to death.
½ 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.
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.
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!
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