Telugu flick Eega producer Suresh Babu is yet to take a decision on making a Hindi version of the hugely successful compuer graphics and animation movie in 3-D. Kannada Super Star Kiccha Sudeepa plays the antogonist's role in the film.
"The tests are going on but we are yet to take a final call," says Suresh Babu weighing all options about its viability. Already the film which has turned out to be the biggest block buster is expected to touch Rs. 10 crore revenue in Karnataka theatrical revenue.
Suresh Productions, which co-produced Eega is planning to release the Hindi version of the film titled as 'Makhi' in , across 500 screens in August-September.
Suresh Babu said there is a huge demand for the 3D version of the film and many Hindi distributors want the film to be converted into 3-D right away.
"But we have to look at various aspects like the costs, the number of screens available and the time to get it converted into 3-D," he said while addressing a press meet along with the film's director S. S. Rajamouli and Pete Draper, chief technical director, Makuta Effects.
"We have to see whether it makes economic sense," said the producer.
Babu indicated that converting the socio-fantasy movie into Hindi 3-D version may take four to five months as some of the sequences have to be re-produced.
Eega (house fly in Telugu), claimed to be southern cinema's most technologically superior movie, was released worldwide July 6 with 1,200 prints and proved one of the biggest hits of recent times with a business of Rs 46.2 crore in the first three days.
In the film, a house fly plays the protagonist's role, while Kiccha Sudeep plays the antagonist, who kills a young man who falls for the same girl as him.
Later, the dead man takes the life of a house fly to torment his killer.