Eega (The Fly) is an Indian bilingual fantasy film released on 6 July
2012, written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and directed by his son, S. S.
Rajamouli. It was produced by Korrapati Ranganatha Sai's production
house Varahi Chalana Chitram with an estimated budget of ₹260 to 400
million, simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil. The film stars Sudeep, Nani
and Samantha Ruth Prabhu (pictured with the director). The narrative is
in the form of a bedtime story told by a father to his daughter. Its
protagonist is Nani, who is in love with his neighbour Bindu. Nani is
murdered by a wealthy businessman named Sudeep, who is attracted to
Bindu and considers Nani a rival. Nani reincarnates as a housefly and
tries to protect Bindu while avenging his death. The film's production
began in 2010 at Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad, and principal
photography ran from early 2011 to early 2012. The two versions of the
film, alongside a Malayalam-dubbed version titled Eecha, were released
globally on approximately 1,100 screens. Screened at international film
festivals, Eega won two National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards, and
three South Indian International Movie Awards.
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