Eega (2012)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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A sincere young man specialises in making fireworks. He is whole-heartedly in love with his neighbour and makes his best effort to win her heart. However, when he is murdered in cold blood, he finds himself reincarnating as a housefly, to avenge his death.
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Cast: Nani Ghanta, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Crew: SS Rajamouli (Director), KK Senthil Kumar (Director of Photography), MM Keeravani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 05 Jun 2012 (India)

Telugu Name: ఈగ

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Did you know? One of the films and the only Telugu film considered to be sent out as India's entry to the Oscar Academy Awards 2012 in the best foreign language film category, but lost out to Barfi! (2012). Read More
as Nani
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Doctor
as Bindhu's sister-in-law
Supporting Actress
as Sudeep
as Govindhan
as Sudeep's Assistant
as Drunk Robber


Associate Director


Production Company
Line Producer



Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Camera Operator


Sound Effects Editor


Art Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
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Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Makkhi (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Eecha (Malayalam)
Bilingual of: Naan Ee (Tamil)
Filming Locations:
In the scene where "Nani"'s dead body is rolled over by the cops on the road, there is a slight movement of Nani's eyeball that is visible.

When Bindu is in Sudeep's home, the length of her chain keeps changing from time to time.

Bindhu asks Nani to accompany her from office on foot as her scooter has no fuel and she locks up the scooter in her office compound. But next morning, she is shown driving off the scooter from her home.

Bindus's house has two floors, but when Sudeep comes to her home it is a multistory building.
The movie was simultaneously made in Tamil under the title 'Naan Ee', with a dubbed Malayalam version titled 'Eecha'. After the movie emerged as a worldwide blockbuster, it was dubbed into Hindi as 'Makkhi'. After being dubbed in Thai, a Chinese dub titled "Kung Fu Housefly" was also reported to have been planned as of June 2013.

This was one of the first times in the history of Indian cinema that Live Action Animation and Visual effects were used to this extent. They were supervised by Rahul Venugopal, Adel Adili and Pete Draper of Makuta effects.

This movie was screened to critical acclaim at L'Étrange Film Festival. The film has garnered the Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Best Special Effects at the 60th National Film Awards, and also garnered awards for the Most Original Film, Best Special Effects, Best Comedy, Best Fights, Best Film to watch with a crowd, Best Editing, Best Villain and Best Hero (Fly) in the 8th Annual Edition Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Since the head of a housefly is made up almost entirely of eye and very little muscle, conveying emotion as the fly was extremely difficult. To overcome this, S.S. Rajamouli used body language - they made Nani cover his head completely in cloth and asked him to perform various emotions just through body language. This data was given to the animation team who then created all the movements and body language for the fly.

10 days in, Rajamouli wanted to stop the production since the "Eega" made by the VFX didn't impress him at all and he had second thoughts on the business the movie would have made. But since around 4-8 Crores were already spent, he decided to move forward and generate the 'Eega' from scratch.

One of the films and the only Telugu film considered to be sent out as India's entry to the Oscar Academy Awards 2012 in the best foreign language film category, but lost out to Barfi! (2012).

The leads actors original names were given for their characters also, actor Sudeep as multi-millionaire industrialist Sudeep, and actor Nani as fire-worker Nani.