Now, this is new to the Indian film industry. A film titled Housefly in many vernacular languages has amassed a fortune at the box office and is still going strong. Eega is originally a Telugu production which was then dubbed in Tamil as Naan Ee (I am a Fly) and Eecha in Malayalam. It is also hitting Bollywood in 3D titled Makkhi.
In a nutshell, the film’s hero is a housefly but it is not one to be swatted to death that fast. The fly is a reincarnation of a man, who has been killed by a ruthless villain. How the fly extracts its revenge after revealing the truth about its past to the heroineforms the story of the movie directed by S.S. Rajamouli.
The principal draw of the movie is its special effects and the wacky sense of humour with which the housefly chases his enemy. Drawing in kids and adults alike no matter what language it is dubbed in, this is one fly that is going places.
Anchor to heroine
She is not new to cinema; Sanusha has been one of the much-loved child actresses who has now graduated to main heroine status with a role opposite Dileep in the upcoming Mister Marumakan. People in the Gulf might remember her as the anchor of localised phone-in programmes on television.
Having done lead roles in Tamil, Sanusha is making the big leap into Malayalam industry with the new film, directed by Sandhya Mohan.
Written by Udaykrishna and Siby Thomas, the film is described as a breezy comedy and has a stellar line-up including Tamil actor Bhagyaraj, Khushboo, Biju Menon and Nedumudi Venu.
In Malayalam cinema, often it is the commercial success of the movie that decides the fate of heroines. Swetha Menon, now the reigning queen, was fast-forgotten after her debut movie Anaswaram, opposite none other than Mammootty, flopped. She had to wait for decades before she got a foothold.
Sanusha, however, can take comfort in the fact that she already has a fair line-up of films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.