S. S. Rajamouli's graphical extravaganza, "Eega" will be released in Hindi as "Makkhi" on Oct 12 to treat Bollywood fans after witnessing an outstanding response in the south and overseas markets.
The first promo of "Makkhi" is out now. However, movie-buffs who have already watched "Eega" and its promos may not find it new as the visuals remain same as the Telugu version.
Kiccha Sudeep has done dubbing for himself for "Makkhi" and also did dubbing for Telugu and Tamil versions of "Eega". He drew loads of appreciation for his performance as a villain in the film.
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Meanwhile, Sudeep is not a stanger as far as Bollywood is concerned. He made his debut in the Bollywood with "Phoonk 2" directed by Milind Gadagkar. He also shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in "Rann." Later, he appeared in Ram Gopal Verma's "Rakht Charitra" and in its sequel as a police officer.
"Makkhi" will mark Rajamouli's official debut in Bollywood. But many of his hit movies have already been remade in Hindi and did well at the box office in the past.
Rajamouli has a slew of smash hit films to his credit as a director in the South Indian film industry. One of his blockbuster movies "Vikramarkudu" was remade in Hindi as "Rowdy Rathore" starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, later joining the bandwagon of Bollywood top-grossing movies of 2012.
Upcoming movie "Son Of Sardaar" starring Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt is a remake of Rajamouli's super-hit film "Maryada Ramanna."
"Eega" created a record at the South Indian box office window. Filmmaker Verma predicted that the film would create in Tollywood a ₹1 billion club, which is currently in place in the Bollywood industry and is a parameter to judge a film's commercial success.
What remains to be seen is if "Makkhi" will impress the Bollywood fans and join the elite ₹1 billion club.