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October 5, 2012

‘Eega’ director SS Rajamouli on failure, plagiarism & Bollywood plans

Filed under: Video Vault — Rajeev @ 11:06 pm

In this interview, blockbuster Telugu director SS Rajamouli talks about his Rs 120 crore grossing film Eega (released in Tamil as Naan Ee) which is being dubbed in Hindi and released as Makkhi. The film, about a young man who is killed by his girlfriend’s admirer, and reborn as a housefly to seek revenge, is wildly imaginative and hugely entertaining. Rajamouli also talks about his superhit Telugu films that are being prolifically remade in Bollywood.

(This interview first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. nice interviw.
    u r always ask right questions.
    his comparison with shankar is prtty gud. he knows what he is.

    Comment by Srini — October 6, 2012 @ 11:26 am

  2. he is a genius..hope he does films in bollywood

    Comment by mithun — October 6, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

  3. Nice one…way to go SSR…after long time someone from down the south making it big after Varma,if am not wrong…

    Comment by dinesh — October 6, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

  4. Rajeev, you are amongst few critics in the country who make sense.
    I am a Punjabi, but have lived in Hyderabad for a year, so i know the innate craze telugu cinema builts.
    Makhi is awaited 😉

    Comment by Akshay Sharma — October 9, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  5. What a sweet and humble natured man this Mr. Rajamouli is even after such humongous hits! And there are people one hit old who behave like pompous asses! Lesson for all celebs!!

    Comment by Priyanka Mukherjee — October 13, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  6. ur interviews always straightforward and no-nonsense…. plus the smile and charm of Rajamouli was infectious 🙂

    Comment by Ankit — October 13, 2012 @ 3:40 am

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