Naan Ee, a Tamil movie which is getting released in Telugu as Eega, has a simple story plot that deals with a fly taking revenge against a guy for his love. The story is simple and whether if the screenplay is engaging with the needed CG is what we need to look for in the movie.
Nani, who plays the role of Naani is a simple boy next door who is head over heels in love with Samantha ( who plays the role of Bindhu). He tries to woo her and express his love for her. The two shares good chemistry.
Their love story like all, have a villain in the form of Sudheep, a businessman, who gets impressed with Samantha on their first meeting that he desperately tries to win her love. Samantha who seeks donation for her trust, gets help from Sudheep and from then on their relationship develops.
A quick info to remember is that Samantha who is part of a trustee, helps children and has learnt sign language which helps her later when Nani (her love interest) comes in the form of a fly. Also she is capable of creating miniature things, which also comes in handy towards the film's climax.
To impress Samantha, Sudheep takes her out on a date, when Nani follows them. Samantha gets down from the car after noticing Nani. Sudheep realizes about their love affair and decides to kill Nani.
Nani who gets killed, takes a rebirth in the form of a fly. Though he has the body of a fly, his brain functions like a human. He slowly comes to know about his past when he meets Sudheep and decides to take revenge for his death. What happens next, does he take revenge and save Samantha from the clutches of Sudheep, forms the climax with a twist.
Naan Ee's Plus & Minus
- The special effects used in certain scenes has come out really well. The standard of the CG is good. To mention a few are where Nani takes birth as a fly and then learns to fly, the way he tries to communicate to his love Samantha as a fly and how he infuses terror in Sudheep by showcasing a revenge message and the irritation that he tries to create for Sudheep and the many encounters.
- In fact these scenes is also highlighted with the good background music score that has enhanced the VFX filled visuals.
- Sudheep's acting is definitely worth mentioning, when he showcases varied emotions of love, anger, his villainous side and even fear.
- The film though with a simple story line is interesting to watch, which goes on a flow with the love scenes initially, then the murder, and then the story gets in to focus when the revenge part starts.
- But what is disappointing is that the film gets dragged further, with scenes where a Samiyar, who can identify Sudheep's trouble, warns him and then Sudheep later seeks that Samiyar's help to kill Nani Fly. (Infact these parts remind you of instances from Magadheera).These scenes shows it to be a typical Telugu drama, which was not needed in this fantasy-thriller-revenge type story. May be they could have aimed for that 'Global' appeal.
- Senthil Kumar, who has worked in Rajamouli's Magadheera, Yamadonga is the director of Photography.
- Special Effects has been done at India, Poland, Russia and USA. The film unit has used a Scorpion crane for the first time in South Indian films.
- It is said that the film's budget is Rs 40 crores and nearly 50% of its has been used for the visual effects.
- The Tamil version has Santhanam and Crazy Mohan has penned the dialogues, which is directed by SS Rajamouli.
- Director - SS Rajamouli
- Producer - Sai Korrapati (Telugu), Prasad V. Potluri (Tamil)
- Written by - SS Rajamouli, Janardhan Maharshi, Crazy Mohan (Tamil)
- Music - Maragathamani
- Cinematographer - KK Senthil Kumar
- Editor - Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
- Studio - Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram (Telugu), PVP Cinema (Tamil), Suresh Productions (Presents)
- Distribution - 14 Reels Entertainment
- Nani as Nani
- Samantha as Bindu
- Crazy Mohan
- Santhanam (Tamil version)