Man Vs Bee trailer: It is Rowan Atkinson against a bee in this Netflix comedy, Indian fans call it Rajamouli's Eega 'freemake'

    Man Vs Bee trailer: It is Rowan Atkinson against a bee in this Netflix comedy, Indian fans call it Rajamouli's Eega 'freemake'

    The trailer of Mr. bean star Rowan Atkinson's Netflix comedy series Man Vs. Bee is giving Eega vibes to netizens.

    Man Vs Bee trailer: It is Rowan Atkinson against a bee in this Netflix comedy, Indian fans call it Rajamouli's Eega 'freemake'

    S.S. Rajamouli directed Eega seems to have gone international and become a Netflix comedy series with actor Rowan Atkinson in the lead. The comedy series titled Man Vs. Bee is all set to arrive on the streaming giant next month and as soon as the trailer dropped today, eager fans of Eega have flooded social media tagging Rajamouli, Nani and Sudeep pointing out how the idea was executed by the lot a decade ago in India.

    Man Vs. Bee will be a 10-episode series which will mark Rowan Attkinson’s Netflix debut. The series promises to be an engaging comedy where the actor will be playing a homeless man turned house sitter at a mansion who bring down the place trying to get rid of a bee.

    While the fans of the Mr. Bean star are millions, Indian fans seem to can’t get over how Man Vs. Bee borrowed the concept from Eega, the Rajamouli thriller in which Nani’s character is reincarnated as a bee and to get his revenge from Sudeep’s character for his murder.

    The series promises Atkinson’s trademark comic style and is going by the trailer has no revenge plot to it. However, desis are going gaga over how in a rare feat, Rajamouli’s cinema is now serving an an inspiration for international projects.

    Eega which was released in 2012 was released in all major South Indian languages and in Hindi was titled Makkhi . The movie became highest grossing Telugu film of the year and paved the way for Rajamouli’s pan-Indian success.

    The film earned Rs. 125 crores globally at the time and was born out of Rajamouli’s imagination based on an old discussion he had with his father and screenwriter V. Vijayendra Prasadin the late 1990’s. The duo had wondered what it would be like if a fly took revenge on a human and the idea was later developed into a film which earned widespread attention.