Maharshi Review – The uneven Journey of Rishi


Maharshi Movie Review

T360 Rating — 2.75/5

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s silver jubilee film Maharshi is easily the most eagerly awaited biggie of the season. Sensible filmmaker Vamshi Paidipalli waited for nearly two years to direct this film which is touted to be a social drama laced with commercial elements.

Let’s see if Mahesh Babu continues his success streak in Summer after Srimanthudu and Bharat Ane Nenu with Maharshi. Here is the first review on net.

Story :

Rishi (Mahesh babu) is an extremely talented youngster who has big dreams about his career. In final semester of M.Tech, Rishi gets selected for an MNC, moves to work in USA. In a short span, he becomes the CEO of a company named ‘Origin’. At this point, Rishi comes to know about the situation of his college mate and close friend Ravi (Allari Naresh) who secretly sacrificed his career for Rishi in past. Rishi wants to help Ravi, joins his fight against an Oil corporation giant in a rural Godavari region. Rest of the film is about how Rishi fights against the problems faced by the villagers.


First half of the film is decent. Here the director is able to elevate Mahesh babu as a college student and CEO. As younger Rishi, Mahesh Babu is energetic in his college life scenes. Mahesh excels as a college student and one wonders why Mahesh has shied away from doing these roles till now. To reflect a CEO’s lifestyle, many shots have been picturized in the backdrop of Manhattan Skyline. Mahesh’s friendship with Pooja ( Pooja Hegde) , Ravi ( Allari Naresh) has come out well. Interval episodes are emotional. Then onwards the trouble starts..

Since this is Mahesh Babu’s milestone ( 25th) film , ‘ Maharshi’ team appear to be chosen a script with social cause as the main theme. In such films, first the conflict point must be strong enough and victims’ struggle should be effectively narrated to elevate the Hero’s subsequent helping hand. In this film director Vamsi Paidipally had tried to take Koratala Siva’s path but ended up as ineffective inspiration from the latter’s previous hits like Srimanthudu. Taking out USA and college scenes, movie is just a rehash of Srimanthudu and Bharat Ane Nenu (press meet scenes). One wonders what got Mahesh babu so excited about this script as it is just a rehash of all appealing scenes from his past movies.

Hero Rishi’s journey has three variations as a student, as a CEO and the third one as to help the farmers in India. The inspirational attitude of Younger Rishi is good, the characterization of CEO is unreal and the last variation is partly good, partly boring. Jagapathi Babu’s Villainy is ineffective.

Whole narrative of Rishi coming to village and sitting under trees seems trivial. As a CEO of a MNC, realistically no one can have luxury to take an indefinite leave. Second half until pre-climax has been dragged with slow pace. Initially Rishi tries to help the Villagers who are displaced because of Oil Company, suddenly switches to the farmers’ issue in the climax. Though both are the villagers’ problems, they are very contrast subjects. Pre-Climax ,Padara Padara Song, Climax are good and rescue the film to an extent.

Songs are Okay on the screen but they doesn’t have stuff to commercially enhance the range of the film

On technical side Sound design, background score are of excellent quality. Music director Devi Sri Prasad and Sound recording team has done fabulous job. Cinematography is another major asset. Director and Editor should take the blame for running this film for three hours.

Production values are of top grade but the production cost may not be as much as hyped. Entire second half has been shot in a village set, under a tree! In first half, except the CEO Life Style visuals we won’t find many high budget required scenes.


Superstar Mahesh Babu is at his best in younger Rishi role, looked ravishing as CEO. However performance wise, his signature scenes are amiss. Pooja Hegde did her job well, looked beautiful as well. While Allari Naresh is impressive, Jagapathi Babu has been wasted. Prakash Raj, Jayasudha , Sai Kumar like seasoned artists are there but no good scenes for them to perform


  • Younger Rishi Character
  • First half college scenes
  • Interval Emotional scenes
  • Pre-Climax, Climax scenes
  • Appreciable social cause theme


  • 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


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 some eyeballs.

T360 Rating — 2.75/5


Release Date : 09th May, 2019
Director : Vamsi Paidipally
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Choreography : K. U. Mohanan
Producer : Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, PVP Cinema
Starring : Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde

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  1. Below the rating you have mentioned release date, music director etc; one mistake is there, you mentioned choreography instead of cinematography for k.u.mohanan sir. Please change asap.

  2. అరేయ్ తెలుగు ౩౬౦ నీకు రివ్యూ రాయడానికి వస్తాడా అసలు.
    ఏమి ర కావాలని రసత్తర లేక మీకు నచ్చకపోతే రాస్తారా. అసలు మీకు ఎవడు ర ఇచ్చింది రివ్యూ రాయడానికి రైట్స్. నువ్వు ఒక సిన క్రిటిక్ వి నీవు రాసింది చూసి వెళ్లకుండా ఉండానికి. నే ఏజ్ ఎంత మెటురిటి ఉండ ర మీకు అసలు మేడి ఒక వెబ్సైటు మీరు ఒక టీం ఇలాంటి రివ్యూస్ రాసి ఇంటర్నెట్ లో పబ్లిష్ చేయడం. యు పెఒప్లె అర్ జస్ట్ ఇల్లితెరతె. బెగ్గర్స్ మరి బెటర్ థన్ యు పెఒప్లె. ఆశ్ హోల్స్ .
    నీకు నచ్చిన హీరో ఎవడు ఐతే ఉంటారో వాలా దెగర చేసుకో నే భజన ఏలా చేస్తారు ర 5 కి ఇంత రేటింగ్ ఇవ్వాలి అని మీ దెగర ఎం ఐన మెస్సురే చేసేకి instrumentals ఉంటాయా. Siggy లేని people’s

  3. you people are just an ass holes write what ever you feel. When you are running a website you should be a mature team or a man. To write a review in proper way. You are not a man to decide the rating in such a manner which is 2 or 3 or 4 it will depend on the people how the movie is receiving. If you don’t like the movie that is your point of view but everybody is not like you. You are big asshole which stories are not up to the mark for you because you need something more. Then better you release one movie then show it ur family and post it their feedback. Millions of people are there and they are not dependent on your posted review. Illiterate website and illiterate review writers r

  4. Enta negative raddham anukunna OK.. its your mentality.
    Aina kani ila oka website maintain chestu and Negatives lo “Flat narration in the second half and no emotional connect” ani oka point pettav chudu..
    Nuv asala manishivena bayya?? ABCD gadiva leka local Indian ve na???

  5. fuckofff వితౌట్ నోయింగ్ అన్య్థింగ్ జస్ట్ సింప్ల్య్ పోస్టింగ్ worst rating

  6. ఎవడికి నచ్చింది వాళ్ళు రాస్తారు మీకు ఎందుకు Sadff , Sumanth మరియు Charan. బూతులు తిట్టడం మానేసి అది కరెక్ట్ అవునా కాదా డిసైడ్ చై లేకపోతె తప్పు అని prove చై. పేరు చెప్పి తిట్టలేక Sadff అని పెట్టుకున్నారు. నువ్వు మొగోడివైతే calm ga ఊరుకొని రివ్యూ రాసిన వాడికి కరెక్ట్ కామెంట్ ఇవ్వుంటే కానీ తిట్టడం కాదు.

  7. Telugu 360 ina raithulani Ardham chesukuni rating evandi బ్రదర్
    Nenu mahesh babu fan kadu
    Meru me istamochina rating lu A cinema medha rayadhu brother yendukante me rating chusi janalu theaters ki velladam manestharu .
    System dhegara kurchoni rating echina nuvu baganevuntav kani aa cinema producer lu vala family lu nastapotharu okadi bathuku medha manam koti istamochina rating lu echi views subscribes ni dabu sampadisth mana thina thindiki kids value vundadhu brother
    Meru E movie ki 2.75 rating icharu adhi thapukadu meku cinema anthavarake nachindi
    Kani meru rasi analysis Chala thapu E cinema lo mahesh babu patha cinema lu e cinema lo kanipisthaye ani meru rasaru meku adhi antha easy ithe merochi cinema thist chupinchadi brother apudu nen rating isthanu me cinema ki
    Meku e cinema rating 2.75 kavachu yendukante meku e cinema ni Ardham cheskune knowledge leadh anukunta kani e cinema Ardhamina prathiokariki 3 ki minche vuntundhi rating

  8. Jai babu jai jai babu. . .cinema blck bustr bey. … Nuvvevadivi raa decide cheski. . .. Neeku dhamu untey nee phn no pettu. …. .. Cinema ela undhooo neenu chupisthanu ra neeku🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕

  9. Movie bagalekapothey nuvvu 0.1 echinnana neenu support chesevadini….but maharshi is spr movie. How u can give review on it. …. If u dont like.. U can cmt in cmt box… … But how can u write in one webpage without reviewing the public words..
    Rey lanjakodaka nuvvu first rating del chei gudha pagilipodhi neeku….

  10. ఇందిరా ని పిచ్చకుంట్ల రేటింగ్ ముందు మూవీ చూసి రేటింగ్ ఎవ్వురా ని ఒక్కడి కోసమో లేక వేరే హీరో కోసమో పనిచేయు ఒక సమయాన మానవుడిలా అలోచించి ఎవ్వురా రేటింగ్

  11. Arey chethana koduka nuv avadiki puttav ra mi nanna farmer kadara pai nunchi udi paddava annam tintalev ra sale avadu pandistunadu ra valla gurinchi goppaga thisaru movie sav ra nuv ni ratings

  12. Fake telugu360 ….bokka amma….cinema chuddam…raadu vilaki maharshi i will give 4/5 …excellent movie every one should watch …i think someone paid u money to give the ratings …i will give 0.5 rating out of 5 for ur page

  13. Fake telugu360 gajji kuka nuvu NTR fan ani maku thelusu bey pakaki dengu bey niku yavadra liesence ichindhi pukka Mee NTR gadu e lanti movie ni chesthada chepra pukka


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