Readers of this blog are aware that sometimes even a rocket’s buzz doesn’t rouse me enough to write. Surprisingly, it’s a fly and it’s war-cry!… And here I was thinking, “What? A revenge-story about a fly – Surely not (in) my cup of tea!”
Puns apart, the movie was a class apart! The last time I felt so high and happy because of our sibling-species in movies, was Ratatouille. The makers could have easily seen this as a super-hero fly, capable of anything. But no, it is just a common house-fly, that has a hard life in this human world. In intricate, logical advances, the fly conquers the heart of even a cynical skeptic.
A bold attempt and a sincere one, at that. The devil is in the details, they say and so is this ‘Naan Ee’. I would say that everyone, from the director, cinematographer, dialogue-writer, lyric-writer to the animator, involved in the movie became a micro-artist, for it was from every angle, etched in a fly’s perspective.
Odes should be written about the apt characterization of the roles in the movie. Firstly, in portraying the female actor as a micro-sculptor.
[“நுண்சிலை செய்திடும் பொன் சிலையே/ பென்சிலை சீவிடும் பெண் சிலையே“
“A micro-sculpting gold statue/ A pencil-sharpening girl statue”]
Then, in the adorable charm of the male lead. His life is so short but it doesn’t seem so, for what are we, but our soul and will?! This shines through every action of the fly and that is the true success of the movie. Not to miss, the hated villain! We’ve been thrilled to see villains pounded to our satisfaction in Indian movies, galore. Still, this actor takes it to a whole new level, in the duel between him and the fly. Likewise, even miniature roles bring jumbo laughs, in the end.
The camera and the chemistry makes you fall in love with the leads’ love and feel fully its poignancy in being realized only in another birth.
[Image courtesy – viewtamil.com]
“நீ திரைகள் மாட்டினால்
உள் அறைகள் பூட்டினால்
“You may hang those curtains
And close the doors within,
But in your heart’s corner,
I will still remain!”
The movie is intricately and beautifully interwoven. In a fluid flow, you see the music in the dialogues, you see the lyrics in the cinematography and so on… A true treat, that makes you cheer at every strike. All emotions are aroused, but like caring mothers, the makers have ensured that you leave with a smile. Also, a glow in your heart that Indian movies are starting to do class things and reaching the mass too!
In making this fly, they have taken us on a journey to find that, what ultimately moves any man, is his mind and with that, no one is a small fry. A complete pleasure to simply sit back and enjoy how this bug bucks you up!