Following to the stupendous success of its Telugu version Eega, renowned filmmaker who took imaginative and creative cinema to new heights released the Hindi dubbed version of his cinematic marvel titled Makkhi. Although except from a few name changes here and there, and Hindi dubbing by the same actors or others, there's isn't much of a novelty factor in this one other than the sheer want for the film to be seen. As the graphical wonder makes way to the Hindi film industry today, we give you a quick sneak peek into what this film is about.
For the acclaims and accolades that it's drawn unanimously, Makkhi happens to have one of the simplest of stories, Jaani (Nani) in madly in love with Bindu (Samantha) who runs an educational non-profitable organisation and also has a hobby of micro art. Nani keeps pursuing Bindu for more than two years but she never quite budges to his love confessions. By the time Bindu finally starts feeling for Jaani comes the villain of the tale. Sudeep (Sudeep), a multi-millionaire business, who is smitten by Bindu. Insanely pissed at not getting any response from Bindu and figuring out Jaani to be the result of it, Sudeep murders Jaani. From here starts the ultimate revenge saga as Jaani reborn as a fly. How Jaani seeks his revenge is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli wins all the brownie points for visualizing such an interesting twist to a very normal love-revenge-reincarnation saga. And it is only possible to come from a man who has seen tremendous success in the past for all his films. It's only the conviction with which he makes the fly take revenge which forms a riveting drama.
The possibilities with which a fly can attack a human and the antics with which the fly actually goes about doing all that is thoroughly entertaining.
The film does however, become a drag in the second half and you wish some of the scenes could've been chopped for a crisper feel but if you consider the broader picture the minor flaws appear negligible.
The biggest hero of the film is the graphic work. Nothing could've been accomplished had it not been for the flawless graphic work that gets used in the film. To add to it is the background score which aides the proceedings well.
Nani, despite having a smaller part to play in the film does a brilliant job while Samantha looks beautiful and acts well. The person to take away the largest piece of cake is Sudeep. It isn't a joke to be emoting to something that will only be created in the post production and the way Sudeep reacts to the Fly is fabulous and laudable.
The only difference in the Hindi version is the Nani's name gets changed to Jaani and SS Rajamouli tries to get some face value by trying to get Ajay Devgn and Kajol to dub in the initial 5 minutes.
Makkhi, to sum it up, is a perfect example of the wonders a human brain can do if you just let it wander out of the box. It is a film which deserves to be seen by one and all.