Story: Rishi(Mahesh Babu)is a reputed CEO of a multinational company in the US. In his urge to become the best in the world, Rishi forgets his past and several relationships. One fine day, he comes to know that Ravi Kumar(Allari Naresh) a very close friend of his is behind all his success. During the same time, Rishi also finds out that Ravi is in deep trouble in his small village of Ramapuram. Rest of the story is as to how Rishi leaves his rich lifestyle and saves Ravi and his village from all the problems it is suffering from.
- Mahesh Babu
- Pre climax and Climax
- Social message
- Emotional sequences
- Story (A rehash of Mahesh previous films)
- Flat narration in the second half and no emotional connect
- Three hour runtime
- Superficial solution to the villagers and farmers’ problems
Performances : Mahesh Babu has given an outstanding performance. It’s not just his acting and expressions, his trembling dialogue delivery adds up to the emotion in various scenes. Pooaj Hegde looks cute . Her glamour show is highlighted. Allari Naresh in the role of Ravi, did a fine job. Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha are fine. Jagapathi Babu as usually has delivered his terrific performance. Meenakshi Dixit also justifies her character.
Technical: The storyline of Maharshi is interesting and impressive. Vamsi Paidipally has carefully balanced the noble storyline and commercial image of Mahesh Babu give a rightly blended and engaging movie. He handled the story and scenes very well. Devi Sri Prasad background music is impressive. Lyrics deserve applause. Dialogues are meaningful and it add impact to the scenes. The production values are superb. Cinematography are fantastic and the movie has some fantastic visuals.
Analysis: Maharshi is a milestone for Mahesh which should be appreciated as a Good attempt, but might leave fans wanting for more.First half the film is decent, second half is slow paced one until pre-climax. Decent climax, pre-climax scenes come to the rescue of the film to an extent. Given the summer season and no competition, movie might get a blockbuster hit.