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Makkhi – movie review


The ultimate revenge story – Makkhi


Makkhi movie review


The narrative of Makkhi s 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.

Makkhi – movie review

The film’s main theme is revenge; the soul of a murdered man is reincarnated as a fly and seeks revenge against his killer. Rajamouli identified some similarities to David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986), in which a scientist becomes a fly when his experiment malfunctions, and thought of Makkhi as a “socio-fantasy” rather than a science fiction film.

At a meeting with students at the Annapurna International School of Film and Media Campus (AIFSM), he compared the battle between the fly and Sudeep, which the underdog fly wins, to David’s triumph over Goliath and India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.


R. C. Kamalakannan and Pete Draper of Makuta VFX oversaw Makkhi’s visual effects,and Rahul Venugopal was the film’s set supervisor and matte painter.

V. Srinivas Mohan, who later collaborated with Rajamouli on Baahubali: The Beginning, worked on a short sequence for the film. Rajamouli planned to complete work on the fly imagery in four months, but it took fourteen months, and the result is here for us to see.

Cast of Makkhi:

Sudeep as Sudeep
Nani as Nani
Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Bindu
Adithya as Sudeep’s business partner
Thagubothu Ramesh as a thief who loves Bindu (Telugu version)
Santhanam as Poottu Govindan, a thief who loves Bindu (Tamil version)
Chandra Sekhar as Tantra, a sorcerer
Noel Sean as Nani’s friend

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