|Movie Cast||Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh, Jagapathi Babu|
|Music Director||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Production Company||Dil Raju, Aswini Dutt, PVP|
|Release Date||May 9, 2019|
Being a star is not at all an easy task in the film industry as it comes with a lot of baggage and limitations. Those actors with star tags have to be a lot careful in accepting and acting in movies which do not disappoint their fans. They should be able to balance the expectation of fans, his likings and the current type of movies and new form of storytelling to be in update with the industry. Superstar Mahesh Babu is one of the top stars of Telugu films and he selects stories of his likings and with a thought to make a difference and he faced his failures and evolved with the blockbusters. He is now releasing his landmark 25th film “Maharshi”, which is directed by Vamshi Paidipally of Brindaavanam fame and is produced by Dil Raju, Aswani Dutt and PVP. This film is carrying a lot of expectations and let’s see how it works on us.
Rishi Kumar (Mahesh Babu), Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and Ravi (Allari Naresh) are three close friends in their college and they parts into their own lives after the college. Rishi who is very ambitious, goes on to become a CEO of a company. He succeeds as he wanted to be. He attends an alumni arranged by his friend Nidhi (Meenakshi Dixit) and gets to know a bigger problem faced by Ravi in the name of Vivek Mittal (Jagapathi Babu). He takes up to fight out the problem as solve the problems of Ravi. What is the problem that is faced by Ravi? How Rishi Kumar solves it?
Cast and performance
Mahesh Babu has done superb works as an actor for the role of Rishi. He excelled in the three variant looks and performed well too. He did his best in the comedy sequences and made them entertaining with his timing. Pooja Hegde is nice as Pooja and she looks gorgeous. Allari Naresh did a fine job as Ravi. Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha are good. Jagapathi Babu as usually rocks as the protagonist in the movie. Meenakshi Dixit is fine.
The story of Maharshi is well conceptualised but falters in the screenplay. The dialogues are well written. The lyrics are written well for the songs.
Rockstar Devi Sri Prasad, who is considered as a top music director has composed some pretty ordinary tunes for this film. They fail to make an impact except for two songs. He composed some fine tunes for the background score which works well with the sequences though some tracks sound repetitive. The cinematography by KU Mohanan is superb and he shot classy shots for this film and used all the situations and locales accordingly. Editing could be a lot better for better runtime and to make movie racy. The art department has a done fine job. Action sequences are composed well. The production values are grand.
Mahesh Babu as Rishi Kumar
Cinematography by KU Mohanan
Idhe Kadha song
Songs by Devi Sri Prasad
Slow pace and runtime
Maharshi is the story of a guy through which the issues that prevail in the society and the system of functioning are discussed. When looked at the level of a concept, it has some intense feel to make a great story of a heroic guy. But in the case of Maharshi, it’s not the case as the movie begins with a superb and pumped up mode but becomes flat after some thirty minutes into the movie except for some few comedy sequences in college episode and emotional sequences that come up in the story and gets boosted in the emotional pre-climax. Director Vamshi Paidipally chose to discuss a few issues through this movie and he has done a pretty average work in doing so. His honesty in the issues and story is let down by the runtime he chose for the movie. To sum up, Maharshi is a one-time watchable landmark film of Mahesh Babu.