‘Eega’ takes foreign film fests by storm

Chennai, May 16 (IANS) After being selected for screening at the Cannes International Film Festival and Shanghai International Film Festival, S.S. Rajamouli’s Telugu revenge-drama “Eega” will also be featured at the Madrid International Film Festival and Puchon International Film Festival.

At the Madrid fest, the movie is nominated in six award categories.

“More good news! ‘Eega’ has been selected for few more film festivals. In Madrid film festival, it is nominated for six awards … Puchon International Film Festival in Korea is popular and ‘Eega’ has been invited for screening,” Rajamouli posted on his Twitter page.

The film has been nominated for best film, best cinematographer, best special effect, best music composer, best editor and best supporting actor at the Madrid International Film Festival. The extravaganza is scheduled to take place July 1-6.

The Puchon International Film Festival will start July 18-28.

Rajamouli also shared that he is “expecting few more”, and promised to keep his Twitter followers posted on it.

Directed by Rajamouli, “Eega” is the story of man reborn as a housefly to avenge his killers. It features Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kiccha Sudeep in the lead.

The film was highly successful in Hindi and Tamil too when released as “Makkhi” and “Naan Ee”, respectively.

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