This Fly Soars High!
By Shivom Oza, MovieTalkies.com, 11 October 2012
Makkhi Review - In Brief
A film, armed with spectacular visual effects (by Indian standards), about a man in love who gets murdered by an eccentric billionaire and his reincarnation into a housefly to take revenge. It's the Hindi dubbed version of the Telugu film Eega.
Makkhi Review - Verdict
Very entertaining, in terms of the concept, the basic plot and dialogues! The real hero of the film is 'Visual Effects' in the form of the housefly. The dubbing is neatly done in Hindi. Voiceovers by Ajay Devgn
bring in the 'starry quotient'.
Makkhi Review - Short Plot
The film begins with a blossoming love story between a simpleton Jani (Nani
) and a micro-artist Bindu (Samantha Ruth Prabhu
). The guy has been relentlessly trying to woo the girl for two years. Bindu, who runs a foundation for unprivileged children, has been playing hard-to-get all this while. She approaches the suave business tycoon Sudeep (Kiccha Sudeep
) for a donation to her organization. Sudeep falls for her at first sight. He donates a whopping amount of money just to get close to Bindu. However, things go awry when he learns that a romance is already brewing between Jani and Bindu. Sudeep kills Jani by strangling him. Jani gets reincarnated into a fly. How the fly makes Sudeep's life hellish, hereon, forms the crux of the story!
Makkhi Review - Performances
The performances of the principal star-cast are excellent. The affable Nani and the stunning Samantha Ruth Prabhu are brilliant. Sudeep (who has acted in films such as Rann
, Rakht Charitra
) steals the show with his menacing looks and an even more intimidating performance! Villainy comes naturally to the actor. However, the best performance in the film has been given by another element altogether. More on that later! Ajay Devgn and Kajol have lent their voices and thus, their 'star-power' to the film. The end-credits have the fly performing a stunt from Ajay's Son Of Sardaar
! The fly also lets out an Ata Majhi Satakli
a la Singham
Makkhi Review - Technical
The concept of the film itself is very interesting. To have a fly as the protagonist of the film is a risk that very few makers will be willing to take. The writer-director S.S. Rajamouli
has convertted this relatively unique idea into a film by amalgamating technology and human emotions. The art direction (S. Ravinder
) and the cinematography (Senthil Kumar
), is first-rate. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout its 2-hour duration. The star of the film is 'Visual Effects'. The Makuta VFX team come up with mind-blowing visuals. The animation along with the computer-generated imagery (CGI) is absolutely enthralling. The audiences are going to cheer on, as the fly takes on the baddie. The music by M.M. Keeravani is hummable. The scenes involving the ‘Makkhi’ and Sudeep are hilarious. Kudos to the makers for supporting such a 'risky' film! The Hindi film industry should take a cue from such films.
Makkhi Review - Final Word
An interesting plot, brilliant performances and path breaking CGI (according to Indian standards) make this film a must-watch! Kudos to the makers for dubbing the film in the Hindi language as well!