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Cast:Sudeep, Samantha, Naveen
Director: SS Rajamouli
Indian Express Rating: ***1/2
A fly is something that buzzes about, settles on your food and on your person, and arouses annoyance. 'Makkhi' gives us a refreshingly different, innovative take on a little creature one tends to swat away and forget : in SS Rajamouli's hugely entertaining film, a housefly bests the bad guy, and comes out on top.
I saw the subtitled-in-English, made-in-Telugu 'Eega' ( the Tamil version, equally successful, is 'Naan Ee') a couple of months ago, and had a total blast. The dubbed-in –Hindi 'Makkhi' matches up in all respects. The dubbing is well done, and the film loses nothing in translation. It helps, of course, that the 'makkhi' is largely silent, its eloquence and cleverness coming from the superb animation, near the best I've seen in an Indian film.
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