Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations,Vyjyanthi Movies,PVP Cinema
Cast: Mahesh Babu,Pooja Hegde,Allari Naresh,Jagapathi Babu
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: K.U Mohanan
Producer(s): Dil Raju,Aswini Dutt,Prasad.V.Potluri
Director: Vamshi Paidipally
Release Date: May 09 , 2019
Punchline: A Forgettable Journey of Rishi!
Maharshi is a story of a young and ambitious guy(Mahesh Babu) who wants to become successful and rule the world. He joins M-Tech in a IIET college Vizag and gets to meet Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh. He finishes his MTech as a topper and flies to US to build a OS based on Artificial Intelligence. He suceeds in building that and becomes CEO of the company Origin. His colleague Nidhi arranges for a surprise college alumni meet for Mahesh Babu and he then gets to know of an incident that happened in the college, which he is not aware of.
Mahesh then flies to India and meet Allari Naresh, who will be protesting against the government for land acqusition. Mahesh joins Allari Naresh and helps him fight the cause. Rest of the story is how Mahesh fights the government and the corporate owned by Jagapathi Babu and saves the village. Movie has a message on farming and farmer suicides.
Mahesh Babu as college student killed it. His performance in 2nd half resembles Bharat Ane Nenu and Srimanthudu
Allari Naresh performance is pretty good
Pooja Hedge did justice to her role
Jagapathi Babu is not used well. He was just a namesake villian
Prakash Raj and Jayasudha acted well too
Mahesh Babu’s performance and comedy timing in first half
Some Emotional Scenes(Dad & Son, Farmer’s Plight)
Lengthy Run Time
Flat Narration and No High Moments
Gives a Dejavu Feeling of movies like Srimanthudu,Kaththi,3 Idiots
Overall: Maharshi, one of the most anticipated films for summer and also the landmark 25th film of Mahesh Babu released today amidst lot of expectations and hype. The trailer had good content and increased the expectations on the movie. Movie starts off well with Mahesh seen in a new avatar and his comedy timing is pretty good in first half. College episode and some emotional scenes in first half are pretty good.
However, the 2nd half is not narrated in an engaging way and it feels like forced emotions and has shades of movies like Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu. Even Mahesh’s performance resembles the same (press meets, Leasing the Land). Towards the end, the movie has good message on farmers and the current plight of farmers in our country. Though Vamshi Paidipally may have had good concept on paper, he failed to execute it on the screen. Production values are good. Overall, the journey of Rishi can be easily forgetabble.