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Makkhi  (2012 - Hindi)

Makkhi cumulative rating: 3.2 out of 53.2/5 (32 users)

Makkhi critics rating: 3.45 out of 5 3.45/5 (16 critics)

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Makkhi is a mad roller coaster ride that's worth taking

Makkhi is the most outlandish film I've seen in years. It's also the most fun I've had in a theatre recently. This is the dubbed Hindi version of Eega, which was released earlier in Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam, but nothing has been lost in translation. Makkhi is the story of a young man named Jani who gets killed because he loves a girl coveted by a lecherous billionaire. Jani is then reborn as an insect but he doesn't let his size get in his waymore

A great example of how the idea is truly the star

In Makkhi, the Hindi dubbed version of the blockbuster Telugu film Eega, a man is reborn as a housefly so he can avenge his own death. Few films are as wildly imaginative and as consistently entertaining as this one from director SS Rajamouli, who takes popular reincarnation sagas like Karan Arjun and Karz, and turns them on their heads. Makkhi begins as inventively as the rest of the film unfolds – with a blank screen accompanied by the voiceovermore

MAKKHI is a landmark film

Roman Polanski, the acclaimed storyteller, once remarked: 'Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre.' S.S. Rajamouli's MAKKHI, the dubbed Hindi version of the Telugu blockbuster hit EEGA, does exactly that. Original, inventive, innovative and imaginative, MAKKHI raises the bar of films made in India. Right from Bimal Roy's MADHUMATI and L.V. Prasad's MILAN to Subhash Ghai's KARZ, Chetan Anand's KUDRAT, Shakti Samanta's MEHBOOBAmore

MAKKHI IS OVER-THE-TOP BUT UNADULTERATED FUN

Makkhi is the most fun I have had at the movies in a very long time. Insanely inventive and ridiculously mad, this reincarnation and revenge saga of a housefly is a winner from the first frame to the last, giving us two hours of unadulterated fun. Released to rave reviews and huge box office as the Telugu Eega three months ago, Makkhi — its dubbed and not remade Hindi version — reinforces the fact that a film doesn’t need big stars or huge budgetsmore

If Spiderman, Rajini and Salman are your cinema staple; Makkhi is for you

South director S S Rajamouli has one of the most envied box office records in Telugu cinema. The eight films he has made across various genres of cinema, including Magadheera(historical drama) to Maryada Ramanna(comic-action) have turned to gold. His Makkhi, earlier released in July 2012 Telegu as Eega and Tamil as Naan ee reached the 100-cr mark in those markets so quickly that it automatically lent itself to being dubbed in Hindimore

Makkhi introduces the idea of a new-age hero

This typical South Indian fare is sprinkled liberally with masala and served hot with dollops of passion, vendetta, reincarnation and the triumph of good over evil. But what sets the movie apart is its protagonist – a humble housefly that thinks big. SS Rajamouli's Telugu blockbuster Eega's Hindi version, Makkhi narrates the tale of a business tycoon (Sudeep) who will go to any lengths to get what he wants, whether its wealth or women. When he lusts aftermore

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 blastmore

Long live reincarnation

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 Telugu. The Hindi version comes to us with a 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 flymore

Meet the angry young fly

Okay, so we’re going animatronics now. Super-special effects interspersed with “live” action — that is flesh-and-blood actors — are the USP of the high-concept Makkhi — the Telugu original Eega dubbed into Hindi. Er… original? That’s absolutely debatable considering hit-maker S.S. Rajamouli has gone on record to insist that he hasn’t been “inspired” by Cockroach, adding that the roach flick was in fact derived from something called Flukemore

It's absurd. It's amazing. Makkhi is unlike any entertainer you have seen lately. What boggles you is the fact that it is a special film despite sticking to every textbook rule that has ever defined hackneyed commercial cinema. The twist about SS Rajamouli's film - dubbed in Hindi from the original Telugu blockbuster Eega - lies in his imagination of the hero. In itself the film touts a standard storyline. Poor boy loves pretty girl. Rich villain lusts for the same girlmore

A silly joyride with bouts of shameless fun!

Picture this: A fly sporting hi-tech goggles and washboard abs enters a speeding car through the vent and distracts the villain who is behind the wheel, only leading to an accident. This fly can dance like Hrithik Roshan in Ek Pal Ka Jeena and can also do the chinta ta chita like Rowdy Rathore. Most importantly, it can protect the girl of his dreams from the bad guys. Yes, it’s a superhero fly. Move over Superman. Makkhi is a dubbed versionmore

Can’t Swat This Delightful Pest

Here’s proof that a dubbed film from south India (Eega in Telugu) can go beyond testosterone heroes, bulging biceps and flying cars. This animated story of a housefly is innovative, interesting and hopefully, inspiring for other directors. Go through love, hate, jealousy, loss, revenge and rebirth with Makkhi. Jani (Nani) is in love with Bindu (Samantha Ruth Prabhu) – his saamne wali khidki girl. But girls will be girls and she keeps him hangingmore

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 blastmore

A must watch for the kids and Animation lovers

Makkhi, a revenge story of Jani (Nani) who is head over heels in love with Bindu (Samantha), left only to be murdered by play boyish businessman Sudeep (Sudeep) . Jani then is reborn as a housefly on the path to revenge and tries his best to avenge his death. But would he be able to quench his thirst for Sudeep’s blood, would he be able to reunite with Bindu, his love? or would he be quashed under one of the devious plans of Sudeep?more

Makkhi packs in a sting

Okay, so we're going animatronics now. Super-special effects interspersed with 'live' action – that is flesh-and-blood actors – are the USP of the high-concept Makkhi – the Telugu original Eega dubbed into Hindi. Er... original? That's absolutely debatable considering hit-maker S S Rajamouli has gone on record to insist that he hasn't been 'inspired' by Cockroach, adding that the roach flick was in fact derived from something called Flukemore

Year's smartest,funniest & most entertaining film

Terrific!! Wow!! I don't remember the last time I had a ball of a time in a theatre.... 'Makkhi' is endless fun, a complete dhaamaal of a film. Undeniably the most 'creative' revenge drama of Indian cinema with an animation that can make the west jealous..I found myself rooting for a fly and enjoyed each and every bit of it... Sounds insane in finding yourself rooting for a fly which doesn't has any existence in our life more thanmore