Movie Review

Maharshi Review

Banner Name: Vyjayanthi Movies, Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema
Producer: Dil Raju , ,PVP , C. Ashwini Dutt
Director: Vamshi Paidipally
User's Rating

7.7/10

Critic's Rating

8/10

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Certified Type:  U / A
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Editor: K. L. Praveen
Language: Telugu
Story Writer: Vamshi Paidipally, Hari, Solomon
Sensor Board: CBFC
Cinematographer: K.U. Mohanan
Story Details

Rishi (Mahesh Babu) is a successful CEO of a company named Origin in New York. Some of his old friends gather together when he assumes charge and he goes down the memory lane, recalling his college days, his friends Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and Ravi (Allari Naresh). Rishi initially helps Ravi during his college days. He breaks up with Pooja and has a small fight with Ravi and leaves for the USA to pursue a better life.

His professor reveals a secret about Ravi. Repenting Rishi comes back to India looking for Ravi. Rishi’s path and journey in life changes.

Performances:

One of the biggest attractions of the film is undoubtedly Mahesh Babu. He is seen in three different avatars and fans will just love him. Be it the college look or the CEO avatar, Mahesh plays it to the galleries and is different in each of the roles. The manner in which he transforms in the second half and showcases his mature acting is very good. Undoubtedly, Mahesh looks super handsome than ever and leads from the front.

Perhaps it was the best decision of Allari Naresh’s career to accept this supporting role. The supremely talented actor proves that he is not only good at comedy but can also portray the emotional part in the best way possible. His chemistry and all the scenes with Mahesh have come out quite well and are a major asset for the film.

Pooja Hegde looks glamorous and is a perfect fit in the role. She does well in the company of Mahesh and their college episodes have come out well. The first half of the film is entertaining with good comedy and sensible college scenes. Vennela Kishore in neat in his small role and so were the supporting actors.

The emotional subject chosen featuring the farmers works well in the film and is the mainstay during the second half. Rajeev Kanakala, Jayasudha, Rao Ramesh are adequate in their respective roles. The relationship between Prakash Raj and Mahesh Babu has been showcased in an interesting note. Jagapathi Babu is good as the stylish villain. Kamal Kamaraju gets a good role.

Technical Excellence:

Devi Sri Prasad has failed to provide foot-tapping numbers. Still, two songs have worked out well on screen.

The film has lavish production values and rich cinematography. K U Mohanan shot both USA locations and college episodes in bright colors giving richness to the movie.

Action stunts by Ram Lakshman are good in the second half. Editing should have been tighter, the second half is too lengthy.

Others Comment:
On the whole, Maharshi is the journey of a man who finds his roots back in his motherland. Who better than Mahesh Babu to portray all this which has been narrated in an emotional manner by Vamsi Paidipally. Top-notch performances, decent humor, relatable social message, and Mahesh’s screen presence are main assets. If you ignore the slow pace and slightly predictable second half, this film has in it to work with a major section of the audience and the holiday summer season will help the film in a big way.
Critics Rating:

Technical Department

Rating
Direction 8
Editor 7
Casting Producer 8
Art Department 8
Music Director 8

Technical Department

Rating
Story Department 8
Choreography 8
Cinematography 9
Graphics 8
Field Publicity 8
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