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Eega Reviews

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November 11, 2012
Day: Friday
Date: 9 Nov 2012
Time: 9.30 pm.
With: No One
On: Laptop
½ 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.
½ 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
½ October 21, 2012
the special effects are really cool
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...
½ 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.
October 2, 2012
Creative, funny, touching and very original. A sort of movie I haven't seen in the Tamil cinema.
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.
½ September 11, 2012
Man is killed. His spirit enters a fly (yes, a fly) to take revenge. And guess what, he (or it) succeeds. Crazy premise but the director was able to eke out a few laughs out of it. Passable if you leave your brain aside while watching it.
September 7, 2012
Mind Blowing!!!!!!!!
August 5, 2012
smashes all notions about tollywood movies.
½ July 30, 2012
s.s rajamouli is one and only true identity of south indian cinema.
½ July 21, 2012
wonderful concept...griping movie hats off SSR
½ July 21, 2012
Extraordinary film in Telugu cinema which made of graphics and VFX .Not a big hero .Audience wellcome the movie with two hands
July 21, 2012
Really slick ! Well made movie with creative scenes and dialog .
½ July 20, 2012
S.S.Rajamouli, the Director of this movie has undoubtedly proven his capability in dealing with Science fiction movies with utmost efficiency and artful cinematography. Many science fiction movies highly budgeted and excellent script have gone completely wrong, in making up to the standards and audience expectations. You will definitely enjoy the way the movie shows you, an epic battle between a fly and a human. Added to this are the Sudeep and Samantha performances that built the success of this movie.
July 19, 2012
Tollywood's best product.
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