Review : Maharshi

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi is carrying huge expectations among the fans and general audience. Directed by Vamshi Padipally, this film has hit the screens across the globe in a record number of screens. Let’s check whether it manages to impress or not.

Story :

Maharshi is the journey of a person named Rishi(Mahesh Babu) who becomes a successful businessman in the US with his hard work and talent. But one particular striking incident makes him realize his roots and Rishi returns back to India. What is that incident? What made Rishi come back to India? Will he find the real meaning of success in India? To Know all this, you have to watch the film in the theaters near you.

Analysis :

Firstly, director Vamshi Padipally should be lauded for his efforts in shaping up a social drama with good commercial elements. His dialogues are sensible and thought-provoking. The way he designed Mahesh Babu’s character which has three different shades is impressive. Especially, Mahesh, as the young Rishi is superb and will be a treat for all the fans.

Performances wise, Mahesh Babu perfectly fits in the given role and carries the film on his shoulders with his commendable acting and tremendous screen presence. Mahesh’s attitude and emotional performance in the film will remain in the memory of many for a long time.

Yet another main character in the film, Allari Naresh gets a key role. His character is the backbone to the film and Naresh has done a superb job in a supporting role. Pooja Hegde looks glamorous and did a decent job in the limited screen presence she got. Jagapathi Babu is okay in the role of a baddie. Prakash Raj and Jayasudha as Rishi’s parents are good.

Plus Points :

Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh’s performances
College episodes
Content-driven two montage songs

Minus Points :

Duets between the lead pair

Verdict :

All in all, Maharshi is the journey of Rishi and his collective experiences in various stages of life. A superb first half, Mahesh Babu’s outstanding acting and a few emotional scenes shine in the film. But a slightly predictable narration with preachy scenes in the second half can be termed as minuses. Overall, Maharshi is like a full meal of entertainment for fans and ends as a decent watch for the general audience.

Rating : 3.5/5

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