ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Movie Review: 'Makkhi' is innovative and entertaining
 

Movie Review: 'Makkhi' is innovative and entertaining

'Makkhi': An innovative love triangle, revenge story with a buzz
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 05:33:49 GMT
 

Movie Review: 'Makkhi' is innovative and entertaining
Makkhi movie review; Starring: Sudeep, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nani; Directed by: S.S. Rajamouli; Rating: *** 1/2

This is a love triangle with a twist. It's a story of a man, woman and... a fly! By now we've all heard of Rajamouli's Eega cracking box office records in Tamil. The Hindi version comes to us with tremendous pre-release expectations. Shall we just say we were "Eega" to see this film?

Makkhi doesn't disappoint. Not by a long shot. It's a fiercely original and engaging piece of cinema replete with special effects that endow human qualities on a fly, making it a cool tool of vendetta.

Yup, the fly creates quite a buzz! Specially around the film's antagonist Sudeep's ears, as it tortures the hell out of the villain who had bumped off the leading lady's angelic suitor, little realizing that he, the suitor, would be reborn as a fly.

On paper, "Makkhi" must have sounded like a corny adventure saga about a fly's vendetta spree against a man who would go to any lengths to win over a girl who rebuffs his every gesture.

Sudeep's effectual destruction by the fly has to be seen to be believed. To bring variations into the fly's various means of torturing his adversary to death requires Herculean plotting and planning. Director S.S. Rajamouli excels in giving a human life to the fly.

In spite of the inherent repetitiveness of the concept (in how many ways can a fly ..er, fly?), the narrative's pace never slackens. The special effects are incredibly adept. Full marks to Kannada actor Sudeep for creating an exacerbated tension in a fight that is unequal from Round 1.

Interestingly as the fly-hero's vendetta intensifies, Sudeep's character begins to appear comically vulnerable. By the time he gets unequivocally murderous we share Sudeep's sentiments completely.

Aur nahin buzz aur nahin!

In theory, it's a very shaky plot on which to build a whole film but Rajamouli's sure-handed direction puts a zing into the buzz. There is no dearth of innovative moments in the script. The sharp clenched narrative doesn't let go of a single occasion to allow the fight to finish between the fly and his killer.

Honestly, who would expect a film entitled "Makkhi" to fly like a bird? Rajamouli's ingenious idea and skillful storytelling take us completely by surprise. Gutsy sly and original, this is the entertainer of the season. Not only is Sudeep in top form, even Samantha Ruth Prabhu as his object of adoration is sweetly effective.

Another unmistakable plus is M M Kreem's music. The songs come on at opportune spaces in the storytelling. The background music nails the funny-sad-daring plot. A word about the Hindi dubbing. It's so well-synchronized with the original Tamil dubbing that nothing is lost in translation.

Besides, a fly really doesn't speak. And it is the hero of this cocky clever and compelling film.

This may not be the classic waiting to be re-discovered. But "Makkhi" holds our attention right to the end. It is a conventional love story turned into a ferociously innovative saga by one masterstroke.

By the end of it we no longer wonder, why a fly? We're too busy cheering the fly which knows its mind better than Peter Proud ever did.

Long live reincarnation.
Telugu star Uday Kiran to get married on Dusshera
 
Hot: Kelly Brook in a naughty lingerie photoshoot for FHM
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Movie Review: 'Aaha Kalyanam' is colourful but tepid
Movie Review: 'Aaha Kalyanam' is colourful but tepid
'Aaha Kalyanam' new stills: Wedding season is on with Vaani Kapoor and Nani
'Aaha Kalyanam' new stills: Wedding season is on with Vaani Kapoor and Nani
Check out: How south stars plan to ring in New Year
Check out: How south stars plan to ring in New Year
Movie Review: 'Ramayya Vasthavayya' is a hero-worshiping film
Movie Review: 'Ramayya Vasthavayya' is a hero-worshiping film
Tags :
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Watch: Andrew Garfield says ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is action packed

Tanuj Virwani, Rati Agnihotri, Mika Singh, Izabelle Leite at ‘Purani Jeans’ music launch

Cyrus Broacha and Shashi Tharoor at MTV Youth Marketing Forum

Lok Sabha elections: Nandamuri Balakrishna files nomination from Hindupur

Photos: Rannvijay Singh marries beautiful Priyanka Vohra

‘Bombay Velvet’ wrap-up party: Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap clicked

Nargis Fakhri at Samsung ChatON messenger’s new version launch

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor promote ‘2 States’ in Delhi
Wallpapers 

Lucky Kabootar Wallpapers

Shilpa Shetty Wallpapers

Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Wallpapers

Salman Khan Wallpapers

The Xpose Wallpapers

Dishkiyaaoon Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Katrina Kaif

Shahrukh Khan

Kangna Ranaut
New Movies 

2 States

Lucky Kabootar

Dekh Tamasha Dekh
Videos 

‘2 States’ song ‘Mast Magan’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor

Trailer: Allu Arjun-Shruti Haasan spice up 'Race Gurram'

Amole Gupte’s 'Hawaa Hawaai' trailer is impressive

Dekh Tamasha Dekh trailer

Varun Dhawan shows his dance moves in ‘Main Tera Hero’ song ‘Palat’

Main Tera Hero song ‘Besharmi Ki Height’ Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor