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Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu appreciates Mahesh Babu for ‘Maharshi’

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s 25th film ‘Maharshi’ which is winning accolades from across the quarters for its versatile narrative has received the biggest appreciation now! The actor has given an exemplary performance with all three shades of Rishi is not only receiving remarkable reviews from fans but has also led the Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu to congratulate him for his terrific acting.

Talking about Mahesh babu’s spectacular work the Vice President wrote on his social media handle, “With a rural theme, a film that highlights the need for farm conservation and support for the elderly, Maharshi is a remarkable film that everyone needs to watch. It highlights the greatness of the rural population and the importance of agriculture”



Encouraging Trends For ABCD

With chartbuster songs, fun packed trailers and good censor report, looks like this Allu Sirish starter ABCD is going to be a surprise winner at summer box office.

Having solo release date of 17th May and fun filled content in the trailer, ABCD movie has garnered good buzz among movie buffs.

Trade is surprised with the advance bookings opened for this movie at Hyderabad multiplexes today.

Filmnagar circles say that moviegoers are looking for comedy and entertaining movies in this summer season after watching serious and emotional movies like Majili, Jersey and Maharshi.

Another factor for this could be completion of IPL season and people are looking for movie entertainment.

All said and done, we have to wait and see how Allu Sirish is going to capture the audience attention from May 17th.

Ceded Shock for Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu’s “Maharshi” is drawing good collections all over with first week share is going to shatter NTR’s “Aravindha Sametha” record.

It is likely to cross Rs 20 Cr mark in Nizam by end of the first week. This is fantastic by any yardstick.

However, the run in ceded area is worrying the distributor.

The film was sold for Rs 12 Cr to ceded distributor and the movie has collect at least Rs 13 Cr share to see the profit on its investment. But it is struggling in Rayalaseema region as the film didn’t strike a chord with the audiences there.

The first week’s figure would be around Rs 5.80 Cr. It may add another two crores by end of its lifetime run.

Ceded region is the only area that is looking at huge losses for this film that has chances to become highest grosser in superstar Mahesh’s career.

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Mahesh raises his collar

Superstar Mahesh Babu got quite emotional at the success meet of ‘Maharshi.’ This moment happened at the last of his speech and Mahesh raised his collar.

“It was at the pre-release event, director Vamshi Paidipally said Krishna and Mahesh fans will raise the collar after watching this film. Not just them, even I’m putting my collar up today,” said Mahesh who got really emotional.

Then Mahesh shared the equations with producer Ashwini Dutt.

“Generally Ashwini Dutt garu calls me ‘Prince’ or ‘Babu’ but if he likes me a lot, he says ‘Mahesh.’ I waited for that moment and a day before the release, he watched the movie and said ‘Mahesh,” added Mahesh.

Also producer ‘Dil’ Raju predicted that this film will be a classic and it will truly remain so.
Mahesh also heaped praise on actor Allari Naresh.

“When we thought of Naresh whether he would accept the role, he immediately gave the nod and now the kind of response, his role is getting is amazing,” said Mahesh.

One has never seen Mahesh get so heartwarming and ‘Maharshi’ success seems to have moved him

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Maharshi Review










Rating: 2.75/5

Maharshi’ is one of the most-anticipated film of 2019 as it is 25th movie in Mahesh Babu’s career. The big-budgeted movie is here.

Touted to be special movie for Mahesh Babu, the film also brings three producers together. Is the film worth of all the hype?

Has the ‘Oopiri’ director Vamshi Paidipally been able to create magic again? Let’s find out.

Rishi (Mahesh Babu) is a successful CEO of a company named Origin in New York. Some of his old friends gather together when he assumes charge and he goes down the memory lane, recalling his college days, his friends Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and Ravi (Allari Naresh).

Rishi initially helps Ravi during his college days. He breaks up with Pooja and has a small fight with Ravi and leaves for USA to pursue a better life.

His professor reveals a secret about Ravi. Repenting Rishi comes back to India looking for Ravi. Rishi’s path and journey in life changes.

Artistes’ Performances:
‘Okkadu’, ‘Atadu’, ‘Pokiri’, ‘Dookudu’ and ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ and in many more films, Mahesh Babu has shown his range of acting talent in his long career. The role of Rishi has given him a chance to showcase another angle. Mahesh who is in his early 40’s now has appeared as a college student in the first half of this movies. He passes the muster with student looks. He gives his usual best.

After Mahesh Babu, it is Allari Naresh who steals the show. As Mahesh Babu’s close friend, Naresh has got a well-written character and he excels in it, though his role is curtailed after a point.

Pooja Hegde as Mahesh Babu’s girlfriend sizzles in glamour. Jagapathi Babu as corporate villain is just okay.

Vennela Kishore and Srinivasa Reddy have nothing much to do. Prakash Raj and Jayasudha as Mahesh Babu’s parents have given routine expressions. Rajeev Kanakala and Posani appear in small roles.

Technical Excellence:
Devi Sri Prasad has failed to provide foot-tapping numbers. Still two songs have worked out well on screen.

The film has lavish production values and rich cinematography. K U Mohanan shot both USA locations and college episodes in bright colors giving richness to the movie.

Action stunts by Ram Lakshman are good in the second half. Editing should have been tighter, the second half is too lengthy.

Mahesh Babu
College episodes in the first half
Some emotional moments

Never ending-like second half
Predictable narration
Lengthy Runtime
Similarities with Mahesh’s recent films

One expects the 25th movie to be special in every way. “Maharshi” being Mahesh Babu’s 25th movie promises the same as it begins on a high note that is mounted on a lavish scale.

Director Vamshi Paidipally has presented Mahesh Babu in two variations in the beginning, that of a corporate guy and a college student. This mixing has worked out well.

The basic point – a guy who went on chasing success and money over relations in the initial point of life and later in the second point he realizes the mistake when he learns that his success is result of someone’s sacrifice – seems interesting on paper.

Director Vamshi Paidiapally begins the film much like Aamir Khan’s “3 Idiots” but the movie soon turns into a totally different one and the narration in the later part goes wrong on multiple levels.

In the beginning of the interval, it is presented that Naresh’s village is being grabbed by a corporate company for a pipeline project and the mission is to save the village and the farmer’s lands. But as the film progresses, it moves to different path and ends up lecturing on various issues related to farming which ends up like a thesis on farmer’s issues.

Like Mahesh Babu gave us lecture in “Srimanthudu” and “Bharat Ane Nenu” on two different subjects, here too he talks at length (again a big press meet sequence much like in “Bharat Ane Nenu”) about farmers. This in turn has turned into a predictable fare.

The journey has totally gone on a wrong path towards the end. Moreover, Rishi drives very slowly and reaches to the end at 3-hours runtime.

This is what happens when the writers or directors copy a successful movie (3 Idiots) and try hard not to be called copycats, they eventually include things that don’t fit in the story they copied.

While the first half is largely decent, the second half works in some places and bores in other places and goes unevenly.

Mahesh Babu is presented as CEO of an American company but his characterization is totally cinematic, nowhere has it mirrored real life with him having battalion of assistants, gangs. The CEO even shouts at his managers as if they were beggars. In the second half, Jagapathi Babu the main villain is too passive.

All in all, “Maharshi” has its moments and is shot in a glossy way, presents some good instants but the journey is riddled with many bumps.

Maharshi eyes non-Baahubali records

With mammoth of expectations, the film is getting wider release of Mahesh films and it is eye non-Baahubali records.

On that note, the film has some advantages. First being the summer release and with no big releases ahead, ‘Maharshi’ has a clear a edge to keep the box office ringing with collections.

The content is what being much talked about. Mahesh will be seen in three different shades i.e, as a student, businessman and a farmer.

The plot sounds intriguing and Vamshi Paidipally has made a perfect potboiler that was evident in the trailer.

Then comes to the response to the trailer, songs and promos which have put the expectations above of all.

The last but not least is, the government in Telangana permitting five shows a day from the release day to the next seven days.

‘Maharshi’ has ticked all the right boxes before the release, if the film gets positive response from morning show, then the collections will do the talking for the next couple of weeks.

Hyderabad Multiplexes Hike Prices

“Maharshi” is heading for big haul in the first weekend in Hyderabad and in other places in Telugu states as several multiplexes have increased their ticket prices.

Prasads Multiplex, the popular multiplex in Hyderabad, is now selling tickets for executive class Rs 200, which Rs 50 higher than the normal price.

AMB Cinemas, Mahesh Babu’s own multiplex, is also selling the tickets for Rs 200. It is not clear when did they get permission for these hiked rates in Hyderabad multiplexes.

In Andhra, it is normal practice to go for flat rate for big-budgeted movies. So, Mahesh Babu’s 25th film “Maharshi” will have good weekend haul ahead.

Last Week Before Maharshi Takes Over

Avengers: Endgame has been on a roll in Telugu states like it has been across India and across the globe. It has set new records for a Hollywood film in Indian markets.

The Hollywood superhero film has surely dented the business of local films right from its day 1.

Jersey and Kanchana 3 withstood the Avengers storm and have held their ground in the second week. Both the films have been doing steady business in their respective strong circuits.

Jersey continued to do better in A centers while Kanchana 3 held well in B and C centers. Both the films are commercial hits in terms of box office returns.

There are no notable releases in this weekend as Mahesh’s big ticket film Maharshi is lined up for next weekend.

It is the last week for Jersey, Kanchana and Avengers to cash in on before Maharshi takes over the summer box office.

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Ashwini Dutt Gets Money from Maharshi

Dil Raju and PVP, the other two partners in “Maharshi”, will share profits after the movie’s release based on its performance at the box-office.

Ashwini Dutt will not have any stake in the film henceforth. Dil Raju has agreed in principle to pay him Rs 7 Cr as part of his share from the film.

Ashwini Dutt has been demanding Rs 10 Cr from this project but Dil Raju refused to part anything as the film’s budget has gone beyond its pre-release business.

To avoid last minute head-ache, Mahesh Babu reportedly intervened and settled the issue.

Ashwini Dutt may not get any dates in future from Mahesh Babu as he reportedly got miffed with the senior producer in this entire issue.