Starring : Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh
Director : Vamsi Paidipally
Producers : Dil Raju, C. Ashwini Dutt, Prasad V. Potluri
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Release Date : 9th May 2019
Mahesh Babu’s silver jubilee film Maharshi is one of the most eagerly awaited biggie of the season. Directed by Vamsi Paidipally and jointly bankrolled by Dil Raju, C. Ashwini Dutt, Prasad V. Potluri under the banners of Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, PVP Cinema. Maharshi has finally hit the theaters on 9th May 2019. Let’s see the story of Maharshi
Story: Rishi (Mahesh Babu), a techie, becomes CEO of a large company in USA. He studied in a college in Vishakapatnam where he forms friendship with Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and Ravi (Allari Naresh). Ravi belongs to a poor farmer’s family. When Rishi’s friends throw a party celebrating his CEO position, he comes to know what Ravi had sacrificed his carrier for him (Rishi). He comes to India to help Ravi and joins fight against an Oil corporation giant in a Godavari region. What happens next, form rest of the story.
· Mahesh Babu
· Emotional scenes
· Social cause theme
· Run time
Performance: Mahesh Babu as a college student and CEO, have given his energetic performance. He has delivered some great performances, he does not need to prove his performance skills further. Interestingly, this landmark movie Maharshi has provided him a platform to showcase three shades, of a young student, a business tycoon and an activist. Allari Naresh is the soul to this story and he has justified with his role. Pooja Hegde as hero’s girlfriend is fine. Rao Ramesh and Prakash Raj got limited screen space. Jagapathi Babu as villain is good.
Technical: The story of Maharshi is interesting and the movie carries the social message. The dialogues are superb. Coming on the work of Vamsi Paidipally, he has handled the village sequences and some scenes in second half well. The songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are good. ‘Choti Choti Baatien’ and ‘Ide Kada Ide Katha’ stand out in the film. K U Mohanan has lent richness to the screen with his camera work. Production values are very good. Editing is ok.
Analysis: The first half of Maharshi is narrated in an interesting way. After the interval, it is revealed that the main theme of the film is something else. Maharshi is all about the story of a techie realizing his roots and taking up plough and telling us the importance of farmers.