Film: “Eega”; Cast: Sudeep, Naani, Samantha, Toogubothu Ramesh, Sreenivasa Reddy, Karthick; Producer: Suresh Babu; Writer and Director: S.S.Rajamouli; Camera: Senthil Kumar; Music: M.M.Keervani; Rating ****
After the phenomenal success of his previous movies, director S.S. Rajamouli once again comes up with an exceptionally innovative and technically brilliant film like “Eega”.
The film is about a reincarnated housefly (computer generated in the film) taking revenge from his cold-blooded murderer.
With the use of state-of-the-art technology in animation and computer graphics, Rajamouli creates a new benchmark for the Indian film industry. Kannada actor Sudeep also comes out with flying colours with his role as an antagonist. The film will also release in 3D version towards the end of the year.
An innocent boy, Naani is in love with Bindu and tries to please her all the time. Bindu also falls for him, but quite later. In the meantime, Sudeep who owns a chain of companies, is smitten by Bindu’s charm.
Sudeep is someone who wants to have anything he likes, and so he tries his best to woo Bindu. But Naani’s passionate love for Bindu gives rise to insecurity and the wicked businessman kills him.
However, Naani returns as a housefly and starts tormenting Sudeep. The housefly’s revenge makes Sudeep’s life all the more difficult and he sustains huge financial losses. Sudeep fails in his attempts to kill the housefly and the fly succeeds in taking its revenge in the end.
The story is old, but the execution is new and fresh. “Eega” is by far the most brilliant animation and graphics film. The hardwork put in by the entire team is clearly visible onscreen. In addition to that, Keervani’s music gels well with the film’s narrative.
There are small mistakes, but they can be easily overlooked. It was a challenge for an actor like Sudeep, who is a well-known name in the Kannada film industry, but thankfully the risk proves to be beneficial for him.
He proves he is a matchless performer and is one of the finest actors in the Indian film industry.
The film was equally challenging for an actor like Naani, who agreed to be a part of it even after knowing that he would be there for just the first 20 minutes of the movie.
Samantha is cute and vulnerable. Her subtle expressions of love, fear and anxiety work well for the film. All the other artists have also delivered exceptional performances.