Makkhi, Aiyya, Chittagong – Too Much too soon!

I don’t really like watching animated movies. The only reason being that I prefer to watch real emotions by real people on screen instead. Not that they are any bad in terms of story and execution, infact movies like Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Wall-E and lot more, can actually move you like anything and are literally a visual masterpiece but still if I am asked to choose between watching an amazingly good animated movie and an average movie, I would still go with the latter.
Anyways, coming down to this Friday, around 6 different movies released together. Talking in terms of economics, None would be able to raise the bar as people are still watching OMG Oh My God & English Vinglish. Plus these 6 movies have been marketed very poorly leaving out any scope for growth. If we forget about that it is actually a treat for hardcore movie lovers. There is so much in the platter for them to choose from.
While the ‘once’ Queen of Bollywood, Rani Mukherjee returns on the silver screen with quirky and naughty Aiyyaa, backed by Anurag Kashyap’s production house which is known for coming up with innovative ventures all the time, on the other hand we have Dark Lord aka Ram Gopal Verma churning out ‘Bhoot Returns’ from his factory, which marks the return of Manisha Koirala & Chakravarty( Satya fame ). Then we have Prem Mayee another comeback venture, this time for Chandrachur Singh ( Maachis fame ). Next in line is a ‘In the Name Of Tai’ that marks the debut of Asha Bhosle as an actor. But the last 2 movies releasing this Friday i.e. Chittagong & Makkhi are something that surely deserves our attention & appreciation. Chittagong is a brilliant motion picture that tells the story of Masterjee read (Manoj Bajpayee) and his bunch of students who took it upon themselves to bring down the British Raj. We did see the Abhishek & Deepika starrer ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se’ last year on the same issue but its the execution & characterization was the reason why it turned out into a complete disaster inspite of the big star cast and production house.
The final one on the list is a very special movie. When EEGA, directed by S.S. Rajamauli, released a couple of months back it created an frenzy of sorts with every one going gaga over the innovative concept of a man killed by an evil business tycoon exactly when he is about to get the love of his life, takes rebirth as a fly and how the fly takes the revenge forms the crux of the story.
It is now dubbed as Makkhi in Hindi, and trust me its one of the most amazing movies we have come across this year. Technically it is right there at the top with all the hollywood biggies, but the concept is the really killer here. You can’t help but be amused at how the fly takes its revenge from Sudeep. Inspite of being a south indian movie, its sure to find appreciation all over the globe. Sudeep really deserves all the praises here. He is really amazing as the bad guy. It ain’t easy to act like your life is being made into a hell by a fly that is animatedly generated and doesn’t really exists. This is one fun film that you should definitely go and see with your kids.