Maharshi Movie Review – Rishi’s Journey Has Its Ups And Downs

Maharshi Movie Review - Rishi's Journey Has Its Ups And Downs

Maharshi Movie Review – Rishi’s Journey Has Its Ups And Downs

Release date : May 09, 2019

Starring :  Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde , Allari Naresh , Jagapati Babu , Prakash Raj

Director :  Vamsi Paidipally

Producers :  Dil Raju , ,PVP , C. Ashwini Dutt

Music Director :  Devi Sri Prasad

Cinematographer :  K. U. Mohanan

Editor :  K. L Praveen

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s landmark film Maharshi hit the silver screens across the globe today. The movie riding sky high on expectations and a lot is at stake. Read on to see whether the film matches the expectations of the common audience or not.


Rishi is a bright M.Tech student, who gets selected to work for a renowned MNC in the USA. He later comes to know that his college mate Naresh made a big sacrifice so that Rishi could get the career he always dreamed of.

Rishi now takes it upon himself to fight the troubles of his friend’s village members. He comes up against corporate giants in the process. Will Rishi be able to tackle the anti-social forces? How will his journey change its course? These answers are to be watched on the big screen.


Mahesh Babu is the sole driving force of the film. He carries it on his shoulders all the way through. Mahesh’s screen presence is just too good, and he managed to show good variations between the characters that he played in the film.

Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh play supporting roles, and the latter impresses to a great extent. He does well in comical and emotional scenes alike.

The film has an ensemble star cast, and all of them play their roles well. Rao Ramesh’s witty performance is another added advantage.

Technical Finesse:

The director Vamshi Paidipally laced the script with numerous subplots and that slightly puts off the audience in the latter half of the film. Lengthy runtime is another bane in this social issue based flick.

Cinematography is top notch, and so were the production values. Every frame looks rich and vibrant, thanks to some brilliant work from the men behind the camera.

Editing could have been better as there is a bit of a lag in the second half. Background score is decent.

Final verdict:

Maharshi has its ups and downs all the way through. Mahesh carries the film on his shoulders with great ease. He is the biggest asset of the film. However, the narrative is uneven for major portions of the film.