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maharshi Verdict: Hit

Release Date: 2019-05-09AP/TS First Day: Rs. 23.65 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 57.47 CrAP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 80.51 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 66.27 CrIndia Lifetime: Rs. 91.21 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 75.22 CrWorldwide Lifetime: Rs. 101.61 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 513 KUSA First Day: $ 687 K
USA First Week: $ 1,557 KUSA Lifetime: $ 1,891 K

INDIA CIRCUIT COLLECTIONS

  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 66.27 Cr | Final: Rs. 91.21 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 23.65 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 57.47 Cr | Final: Rs. 80.51 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 6.38 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 21.12 Cr | Final: Rs. 29.90 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 2.45 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.90 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.10 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 2.36 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.79 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.90 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 4.40 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.43 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.80 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 3.20 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.55 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.18 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 1.40 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.28 Cr | Final: Rs. 5.80 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 2.46 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.33 Cr | Final: Rs. 6.05 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 1.00 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.07 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.78 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 8.80 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.70 Cr
  • CAST & CREDITS

    • Movie HeroMahesh Babu
    • Movie HeroinePooja Hegde
    Director:Vamsi Paidipally

    Maharshi Movie Team visit Sudarshan 35mm

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    Mahesh responds to Venkaiah’s tweet

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    Super Star Mahesh Babu returned a thanksgiving tweet to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. He said that the acknowledgement by Mr Naidu of ‘Maharshi’ film’s merits would be a huge inspiration for him and the entire team to do many more such films in future.

    Venkaiah has earlier praised Maharshi team for selecting a good theme to emphasize the significance and importance of agriculture and rural life. He appreciated the effort made by the Super Star to give a natural performance in such socially relevant film. Mahesh said that the Vice President’s words would provide inspiration to everyone in the industry.

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    Venkaiah heaps praise on Maharshi team

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    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu viewed Mahesh Babu’s blockbuster film ‘Maharshi’, the journey of Rishi, along with his family members. He was all praise for the Superstar, director Vamsi Padipalli and producers for making a socially relevant film with a strong message to the present day youth.

    Venkaiah expressed happiness that the film makers chose a good story set against the traditional rural backdrop. The depiction of farmers’ hard work and their never-ending problems was also very effective and relevant. Naidu said that the film was an eye-opener for not only the average viewer but also the political fraternity.

    The Maharshi team has been elated over the stupendous success of the film. It is drawing praise from all sections of viewers. Venkaiah said that such message-oriented films should be viewed along with family members.

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    Video: Maharshi Team in Tirumala

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    Maharshi holds Good On First Monday – 5 days AP/TS Collections

    Maharshi has a good hold on First Monday as the film has collected a distributor share of 4.10 Cr taking 5 days total to 51.70 Cr. The overall drop is about 50 percent from Sunday which is good considering it is 5th day rather than 4th. The film is set to beat Aravindha Sametha First week share and enter Top5 in first week shares.

    Below are the area wise 5 days shares

    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    Maharshi Extended Weekend Worldwide Collections – Good

    Maharshi Extended Weekend Worldwide Collections

    Maharshi has good extended weekend with a worldwide distributor share of 63.5 Cr. This is the second highest 4 day collection for a mahesh starrer behind Bharat Ane nenu. The film did average business in Overseas with USA collecting about 1.42 Million Dollars.It needs to collect 2.50 Million Dollars here for break-even.

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    Below are the area wise 4 days Shares

    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    US box office : Maharshi collects $ 1.4 M in first weekend

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi had a respectable weekend at the US box office after taking a slow start from premiers. Despite low ratings and mixed word of mouth, the film managed to collect $ 1.4M by the end of Sunday.

    Maharshi, Mahesh’s 25th outing, registered an underwhelming $ 515K from its Wednesday premiers and shocked the trade circles. There was hardly any improvement in the collections on Thursday and Friday as the film struggled to touch the million dollar mark even after two days. With a decent gross on Saturday and Sunday, Maharshi ended the first weekend close to $ 1.5 million. Considering Mahesh Babu’s strong base in USA and his track record, this can be treated as a mediocre run for Maharshi.

    The fate of buyers will depend on how the film fares in the second week. Directed by Vamshi Paidipalli, Maharshi has Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Dil Raju Ashwini Dutt and PVP jointly produced the film.

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    Pawan Kalyan to watch Maharshi

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    Mahesh Babu’s big budget outing Maharshi is having a dream run at the box-office. The family crowds lauded the film loudly and the film had a fabulous run in its first weekend. Hearing many good things about the film, Powerstar Pawan Kalyan decided to watch the film. A special screening is arranged for Pawan and the actor will watch Maharshi in this week. Maharshi is an emotional take on farmers and their problems.

    Vamshi Paidipally directed the film and Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh had other pivotal roles. The first Monday numbers too have been decent and Maharshi is all set for a strong first week.

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    Maharshi has a good extended weekend – 4 days AP/TS Collections

    Maharshi 4 days apts collections

    Maharshi has a good extended weekend in Telugu States as the film has collected a distributor share of 47.60 Cr This is the highest 4 day collection for a mahesh babu starrer. After a good opening the film held well over the weekend except ceeded where the film is underperforming from day one. Today is the real test for the film and it needs to be seen how it will hold.

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    Below are the area wise 4 days shares

    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    Mahesh off for a packed holiday

    Superstar Mahesh Babu is left delighted with the super success of his recent outing Maharshi. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, this emotional family drama takes on farmers issues and leaves a strong message for the society. Mahesh who is busy promoting the film all over is all set to move into a relaxing mode for the next few weeks. The actor along with his family will fly for a holiday for three weeks on May 19th.

    Mahesh will spend quality time with his family, will refresh himself before returning back to work. His next film in the direction of Anil Ravpipudi will kick-start during the last week of June and will continue without breaks. Mahesh Babu is also in talks for a couple of projects which will be finalized once he returns back from his lavish holiday.

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    Box Office – Good Monday pre-sales for Maharshi

    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s recent big-budget outing Maharshi has been doing stunning business all over. The film opened with negative reviews but the film remained super strong across the Telugu states over the weekend. Despite of releasing in 2000 screens across the world, there has been huge scarcity for tickets. The Monday pre-sales have been satisfying and Maharshi is expected to have a strong first Monday at the box-office.

    The film has been sold for record prices and most buyers are expected to end up recovering their investment by the end of second week. Vamshi Paidipally directed Maharshi and the theme of weekend farming and emotional message about farmers received top class response. Pooja Hegde is the heroine and Allari Naresh played a crucial role. Maharshi is produced by Dil Raju, PVP and Ashwini Dutt.

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    Mahesh Babu’s collar raising moment at Maharshi success meet

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s prestigious 25th film Maharshi is having a strong run at the domestic box office despite mixed reviews. The noble story based on farmers has been receiving plaudits from all quarters and Mahesh Babu is heaped with praises for selecting another social theme to send a strong message to the society.

    As a mark of the film’s success, the makers have arranged a thank you meet in Hyderabad this Sunday. Speaking at the event, Mahesh thanked audience for making his 25th film a memorable one in his career. He dedicated the film’s success to all mothers on the eve of mothers day. He also praised director Vamshi Paidipalli for his hard work.

    Recollecting Vamshi’s words during pre release event, Mahesh raised his collar to acknowledge the grand success of the film. Mahesh appreciated Allari Naresh and the remaining cast for making Maharshi a beautiful journey.

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    Maharshi surpasses Million dollar mark, good weekend on cards

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    Mahesh Babu’s Summer release Maharshi is set for a good weekend at the overseas box office after an underwhelming start. The Vamshi Paidipalli directional has surpassed the million dollar mark on Saturday and is showing signs of having a good weekend in USA.

    Maharshi started off on a disappointing note with a moderate $ 515K gross from Wednesday premiers. The film added average numbers on Thursday and Friday and struggled to touch the million dollar mark. However, the Saturday numbers are encouraging with the total gross likely to touch $300K by the end of the day. With a decent Sunday, the film is expected to end the weekend close to $ 1.5 million in USA.

    Maharshi is Mahesh Babu’s 9th film in million dollar club and also the most for a Tollywood hero with NTR and Nani having 6 movies each.

    Dil Raju Ashwini Dutt and PVP jointly produced Maharshi which is Mahesh Babu’s 25th film. Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh played supporting roles.

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    Maharshi holds Good on Second Day – 2 days AP/TS Collections

    Maharshi 2 days collections

    Maharshi has a good second day in Telugu States as the film has collected a distributor share of 7.84 Cr taking two days total to 31.50 Cr approx. The film held well all over except ceeded which should actually do much better than remaining areas as it didnt take a good opening. The collections for second day are highest for a mahesh film beating Bharat Ane Nenu (7.51 Cr) and also higher than recent biggie Aravindha Sametha. The film is now set for a good weekend.

    Below are the area wise 2 days shares

    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    Video: Maharshi Success Celebrations

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    Mahesh Babu thanks audience

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s 25th film Maharshi which released this Thursday amidst high expectations from audience and trade circles is performing well at the domestic box office despite mixed reports on the first day. The openings are super strong and the film has set up Non-Baahubali records in a few years of Telugu states.

    Thanking the audience for the overwhelming success, Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to show his gratitude.

    He posted ‘ My journey so far has been very special & Thank You All for making my 25th… my BIGGEST!!! Thanking all my fans and the audiences for an outstanding response. My amazing team of #Maharshi, my director @directorvamshi and I, THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of our hearts for this overwhelming success ‘

    Maharshi has Mahesh Babu playing three shades as a student, a CEO and an activist of farmers. Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh played significant roles in this Vamshi Paidipalli directional. Dil Raju Ashwini Dutt and PVP jointly bankrolled the film.

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    Maharshi AP/TS Day1 Collections – All Time Top 5

    Maharshi day 1 collections

    Maharshi has taken a good opening in Telugu States with a distributor share of 23.66 Cr. This is the highest opening ever for Mahesh babu and fifth highest of all time as it fell behind Vinaya Vidheya Rama. Best opening for the film came in Nizam where it has recorded second best figures for any flick while AP is good with big under-performance in Ceeded. The film is carrying decent reports among the audience.

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    Below are the area wise Day1 shares

    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    Maharshi Success Press meet

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    Maharshi makes life a full circle for Allari Naresh

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    Comic actor Allari Naresh is 50 plus films old and he scored several blockbusters in his career. With May 10th this year, Allari Naresh completed 17 years in Telugu cinema and it was in 2002 today, his debut film Allari released which soon turned out his surname. The actor dedicated one complete year for Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi in which he has a crucial and emotional role assigned. He plays Ravi Shankar in the film and his performance is winning accolades.

    Allari Naresh turned emotional on his 17 years journey and he thanked everyone who stood by his support over these years. He said that life came as a full circle for him with Maharshi as he played Ravi in his debut film and in Maharshi too he played the role Ravi. Allari Naresh completed 55 films in his career and is busy with couple of films. His next film Bangaru Bullodu is hitting the screens post-summer.

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    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.

    Analysis:

    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.

    Performances

    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

    Positives:

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

    Negatives:

    • 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

    Verdict:

    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

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    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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