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Jan
22
2013
Eega :: The Fly
Author: Aruna

If you’re Telugu and have kids, you’ve probably heard of the movie Eega (“fly”) – about the adventures of a (computer generated) fly.  It’s being touted as a movie for kids – “fun for the kids”…”kids will love the graphics”…

It’s also about a love triangle – and one man murders another to secure the woman – with the murderee reincarnating as a Fly to get revenge.  So, no, it’s not really a kids movie.

It could have been a cute movie for kids…but how is this level of violence OK for kids?

My kids have seen this (but only with a copious amount of fast forwarding) and laughed.  It was so very nice to watch something modern in our language.  They even came up with a storyline for a sequal:  dhoma (mosquito) – prompted no doubt after their War on mosquitoes during our recent trip to India.

But, really, filmmakers: for kids, this was a lost opportunity.

 

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One Response to “Eega :: The Fly”

  1. Chetana Says:

    Right? I was so shocked to see parents take their kids to watch Eega and worse, Arundhathi. They are such loud and violent movies!!

    Btw, I haven’t come across products in Indian languages, so cute and well made as yours before. The aesthetic is so right up my alley. I have a 10 month old daughter and feel so excited and thankful for having found them.