Eega is exceptionally conceived and brilliantly executed. It is all about unexpressed love, untamed lust, murderous jealousy and revenge reborn to fly into punitive action.
This is a live action cum animation film and the first Indian film in the creature cinema genre. This is also the first film in Tollywood to be made with a budget of Rs 34 crores without featuring any top hero or heroine.
Eega is simultaneously released today in Tamil as Naan Ee and in Malayalam as Eecha.
The story is based on a simple premise. Bindu (Samantha) is a social worker and Nani (Nani) is in love with her. Then there is this rich guy (Sudeep) who lusts for Bindu. In a fit of jealousy, he kills Nani who is reborn as eega, a housefly. The rest of the story entertainingly deals with how this eega takes revenge on Sudeep.
Sudeep gives an extraordinary performance exhibiting the complete range of his histrionics. Nani in his extended cameo carries his character with commendable ease. Samantha is cute, coy and cerebral in essaying her role.
But the best performer in the movie is the animated eega, which is created with attractive colours and animated excellently. The visual effects give superb feelings to this endearing house fly and its antics are humorous particularly when it teases Sudeep.
Thagubothu Ramesh is in his usual element tickling the funny bone. All others do well in their author-backed roles.
Eega is technically the most superior film ever made in Tollywood. The story is simple but narrated with a gripping screenplay. The dialogues are clear-cut and many of them are packed with punch. The episodes of the animated eega are superbly conceived and magnificently executed. Music by MM Keeravani enhances the different modes of narration.
Cinematography by Senthil Kumar and editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao are of international standards. Visual effects by Rahul Venugopal, Adel Adili, Pete Draper and their team is simply breathtaking. Of course, the stamp and style of SS Rajamouli is seen in every frame and every note in this audio-visual extravaganza.
Eega is a fabulous fantasy and a fantastic celluloid phantasmagoria! Rajamouli has done a Hollywood in Tollywood.
The scene, where Eega goes to Samantha’s house and writes “nene naani ni malli puttaanu” with tears on a glass, is simply outstanding. The car racing scenes and the background score are the highlights. The interval bang and the climax are beautifully conceived and executed with exceptional finesse.
Rush to the nearest cinema theatre now!
You will fall in love with this eega which is so endearingly created by SS Rajamouli. You may even think twice before you want to swat a house fly next when it buzzes around you!
The Cast and Crew
Nani, Samantha, Sudeep, Abhiram, Crazy Mohan, Sreenivasa Reddy, Thagubothu Ramesh and others
Written By : SS Rajamouli & Janardhan Maharshi
Lyrics : M.M. Keeravani, Ramajogayya Sastry, Ananth Sriram, Chaitanya Prasad
Music : M.M. Keeravani
Costumes: Rama Rajamouli
Art Director: Ravinder
Cinematography : K. K. Senthil Kumar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Animator: Yenumula Bhanu, Gouroju Satish Kumar,Kandukuri Rajendra Prasad, Krishna Kishore,Satish Kumar, Rakesh, Mishra, Raji Reddy
Visual Effects Supervisor: Adel Adili, Pete Draper,
Visual Effects Coordinator: Rahul Venugopal
Producer : Sai Korrapati
Banner : Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram
Presented By: D Suresh Babu, Suresh Productions
Distributed By : 14 Reels Entertainment
Director: SS Rajamouli
4 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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