Producer: Sai Korrapati
Direction: SS Rajamouli
Sudeep (Sudeep) is a billionaire. Big business deals and women are his weakness. However, he always wants to tread wrong routes and make his way clear however bushy it is. He will go to any extent to achieve what he wanted. He is ready to kill even his friend if need be to bag what he wanted. On the other hand, Bindu (Samanta) is a miniature sculpture maker. She had a hobby of helping those who are in need in the society. Naani (Naani) is in love with her. Though Samanta too had the same feelings, she did not reveal it to him keeping him waiting. Accidentally, Sudeep happens to see Bindu and sets his eyes on her. Learning her love towards Naani, Sudeep bumps him off. Just before his death, he comes to know that Bindu also loves him. So, he takes a rebirth as an Eega (housefly). Though an insect, it remembers everything and wants to take revenge on Sudeep. The rest of the story deals with how the housefly took revenge on Sudeep.
Naani though had a very limited screen presence excelled and proved that he is a talented artiste. He proved that he can perform well and it is the director’s choice to extract talent in him. Samanta also proved that she could perform well and also fill the glamour slot whenever necessary. Especially she proved that heroines are not just to shake legs with heroes in duets but also perform if they were given an opportunity. Above all, Sudeep gave an extraordinary performance. Though a Kannadiga, he is excellent in action and did an excellent job. In fact, in this film, the anti-hero is the hero. The villain had the screen presence from beginning to end but not the hero and it is the fight between him and the housefly, he has to perform that there is a person with whom he is fighting as there will be no person or object before him while shooting. Last but not the least the housefly. It is a graphical object and the director should sit with the animation artistes and graphic designers and extract the exact emotion he needed for each and every frame, shot and scene. Especially the sentimental scenes between the heroine and the housefly, the revenge scenes with the villain, the exact expressions were grabbed by Rajamouli with the help of animators and graphic designers. Hats off to the director for the performance of the Eega in the film.
Cinematography by Senthil Kumar is extra-ordinary and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao might have no work in this film because the director had such a grip on the subject. Still he did a very job. Art work by S Ravinder too is worth praising. Music by MM Keeravani should be commended because there are only a couple of songs in this film and his entire work is on background score. While re-recording takes place, Keeravani watched each and every bit and provided good music which elevated the scenes. Keeravani did an extraordinary job all through the film. Producer Korrapati Sai’s production values are good. When it comes to direction, SS Rajamouli’s work needs no mention. Taking a small point which he heard in his childhood, he brought out an excellent film. The storyline and the plot are perfect. The presentation is superb and the narration is extraordinary. In fact, in this film, the director himself is the hero because the housefly is a graphical object.
The film reminds us of Hollywood films and mesmerizes each and every one. Especially it is a must watch not only for children but all age groups of audiences and all classes of audiences. It is sure that everyone would enjoy the film. Watch it and enjoy the graphical wonder by our own Telugu director SS Rajamouli.
Cast: Naani, Samanta, Sudeep, Aditya Menon, Devadarsini, Noel, Hamsa Nandini, Srinivas Reddy, Tagubotu Ramesh and others
Credits: Cinematography – Senthil Kumar, Editing – Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, Art – S Ravinder, Music – Keeravani, Presents – D Sureshbabu, Producer – Korrapati Sai, Story, screenplay and direction – SS Rajamouli.
Banner: Varahi Chalana Chitram
Released on: July 6, 2012