A film, armed with spectacular visual effects (by Indian standards), about a man in love who gets murdered by an eccentric billionaire and reincarnates into a housefly to take revenge.
The film begins with a blossoming love story between a simpleton Nani (Nani) and a micro-artist Bindu (Samantha Ruth Prabhu). The guy has been relentlessly trying to woo the girl for two years, merely by staring at her through the window and lending a helping hand, whenever required. Bindu, who has been playing hard-to-get all this while, also runs a foundation for unprivileged children. She approaches the suave business tycoon Sudeep (Sudeep) for a donation to her organization. Sudeep, who thinks he can charm any girl except his own wife that he murdered, falls for her at first sight. He donates a whopping amount of money just to get close to Bindu. However, things go awry when he learns that a love story is already brewing between Nani and Bindu. He decides to take matters in his own hands and strangles Nani to death. It is at this moment where Nani gets reincarnated into a fly. How the fly makes Sudeep’s life hellish, hereon, forms the crux of the story.
The performances of the principal star-cast are excellent. Nani excellently plays the charming lover boy, while Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who looks stunning, acts brilliantly. However, Sudeep (who has acted in films such as ‘Rann’, ‘Rakhta Charitra’ and ‘Phoonk’) steals the show with his menacing looks and an even more intimidating performance! Villainy comes naturally to the actor, and he impresses yet again. However, the best performance in the film has been given by another element altogether. More on that later!
The concept of the film itself is very interesting. To have a fly as the protagonist of the film is a risk that very few makers will be willing to take. The writer-director S.S. Rajamouli has, come up with a novel idea, excellent dialogues (albeit they are subtitled) and extracts lovely performances from the cast. The art direction (S. Ravinder) and the cinematography (Senthil Kumar), is first-rate. Even the editing has been neatly executed. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout its 2-hour duration. The star of the film is ‘Visual Effects’. The Makuta VFX team come up with mind-blowing visuals. The animation along with the computer-generated imagery (CGI) is absolutely enthralling. The audiences are going to cheer on, as the fly takes on the baddie. The music by M.M. Keeravani is hummable. The scenes involving the Eega and Sudeep are hilarious. Romance, Drama and Action too, are strongly inherent in this wholesome entertaining film. Kudos to the makers for supporting such a ‘risky’ film! The Hindi film industry should take a cue from such films. In any case, looking at the curiosity that the film has generated, it looks set for a Hindi remake.
An interesting plot, brilliant performances and path breaking CGI (according to Indian standards) make this film a must-watch! The only downside is the language. Unfortunately, the non-Telugu speaking audiences will have to cope with the subtitles. Otherwise, ‘Eega’ is THE film to watch! (First Posted in MSN)