Naan Ee (2012)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 19 mins

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This offbeat, contemporary fantasy drama begins with a voice over of a father trying to put his child to sleep with another fairy tale of a super hero Ee (house fly). Sudeep (Sudeep), a playboy and a business tycoon arrogantly prides himself in being able to charm any woman, till he meets Bindu (Samantha) a beautiful girl who is a miniature artist and a social worker. Despite Sudeep's whole-hearted attempts to woo her, she remains unimpressed, nursing a soft corner for a neighbour, a charming guy Nani (Nani) who is madly in love with her. Sudeep’s ego is hurt and in a murderous rage he kills Nani. The rest of this fantastic tale follows how Nani reincarnates as a house fly and takes revenge on Sudeep.
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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 (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 06 Jul 2012 (India)

Tamil Name: நான் ஈ

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Did you know? 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. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
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Camera:
ARRIFLEX 435 Xtreme
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
03:08
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Karthik
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04:47
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Ranjith K Govind
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04:07
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Vijay Prakash
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03:54
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Goofs:
Continuity
All along it is shown that Bindus's house has two floors, but when Sudeep comes to her home it is a multistory building.

Continuity
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.

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

Miscellaneous
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.
Trivia:
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.

10 days in, Rajamouli wanted to stop the production since the 'Ee' 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 'Ee' from scratch.

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.

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.

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 simultaneously made in Telugu under the title "Eega", 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.
Movie Connection(s):
Bilingual of: Eega (Telugu)
Features: Sivaji (Tamil)