|Release date: 06 July 2012
|123telugu.com Rating : 4/5
|Director : S.S.Rajamouli
|Producer : Suresh Babu
|Music Director : M.M. Keeravani
|Starring: Nani, Samantha, Sudeep
Sudeep ,Samantha and Nani have played the lead roles in S.S.Rajamouli’s Eega and the movie has released today. Rajamouli has worked very hard for two years to come up with this movie and it has released with very high expectations. Let us see how the movie is.
‘Eega’ starts off as a father’s bedtime story to a daughter. Bindu (Samantha) runs a charity organization that looks after the welfare of orphans. Nani (Nani) is a neighbour who loves Bindu deeply and he is shown as a guy who has been in love with her for the past two years. He keeps expressing his love for her in many ways and Bindu too loves him, but never expresses her feelings. Into this scenario comes Sudeep, a very rich business magnate. He sees Samantha and starts coveting her.
Once Sudeep realises the romantic angle between Bindu and Nani, he gets enraged and kills off Nani. At the time of dying, Nani realises that Bindu is also in love with him and he vows to protect Bindu from Sudeep. This causes him to be reborn as an Eega.
The rest of the story is about how the Eega protects Samantha from Sudeep
Plus Points :
Sudeep is the highlight of this movie. He has played a full length role for the first time in a Telugu film and he makes a great impression. His emotions, anger and histrionics are perfect.Samantha has done a great performance oriented role after ‘Ye Maya Chesave’ and her scenes with the Eega are superb. Her costumes are nice and she looks great.
Rajamouli does not have the comfort of a big hero’s presence in the movie, yet, he manged to pull of a good drama involving nothing more than a simple housefly. He has taken special care in terms of screenplay and graphics.
Special mention must be made of the scenes where the Eega tells Samantha that he is Nani. They are simply superb. The scenes where the Eega builds up physical endurance and the interval block are excellent as well.
Thagubothu Ramesh’s comedy track is neat. Hamsa Nandini makes a glamorous cameo appearance.
Minus Points :
The romantic track between Nani and Samantha could have been better in my opinion. The pace drops slightly in the second half before the climax.
Technical Aspects :
Keeravani’s background score for this movie is outstanding and his work is key in communicating the Eega’s emotions to the audience. The theme song ‘lava lava’ used for Sudeep is also very nicely done.
Makuta team’s graphics work is admirable and they have taken the range of Telugu cinema to new heights along with Rajamouli. Senthi’s camerawork is good and he has shown the Eega’s vantage angles beautifully. Editing is neat and dialogues are ok.
Eega is a highly entertaining graphics tale that is a must watch. Many people wanted to see what Rajamouli could do without a commercial hero in the lead. For all of them, Eega is a fitting answer. Don’t miss it.
123telugu.com Rating : 4/5
Review by Ashok Reddy M.
(Translated by Emmess)