Several movies have already been made on backdrop of college in Tollywood, but very few strike the right chord. Sundeep Kishan's latest outing Mahesh, which is the dubbed version of Tamil film Yaaruda Mahesh, is one such movie, which fails to meet the viewers' expectations that it had created prior its release. Despite having all commercial elements, the movie fails to impress the audiences.
Mahesh is an adult comedy with lots of double entendres and some sex gags. Jagan's acting is the main attraction in the film. Gopi Sundar's music, Raana's picturisation, a few comedy scenes and funny one-liners are other highlights of the movie. The weak script, aimless and dragging narration are the big drawbacks of the movie.
Madhan Kumar has chosen tried and tested story of a coming-of-age, which has been brought to screens several times in the Tollywood. Moreover, the director has failed to breath any freshness in the script, which runs aimlessly in the first half and suddenly turns predictable in the second half of the film.
The narration in the first half is quite slow and literally hops with a search of direction. The audience feel like watching a TV serial, and a few adult jokes keep them entertained in this portion. Post interval bang, some illogical comedy scenes of Mahesh make the viewers laugh, but the narration becomes quite predictable. The climax is big let down.
Continue to read the story and Mahesh movie review in the slideshow.
Shiva (Sundeep Kishan) is a lazy and carefree college student, who spends most of his time boozing in bars with his friend Vasanth (Jagan). He falls in love with Sindhiya (Dimple). He decides to marry her after knowing that she is pregnant with his first child. The story takes an interesting twist when Shiva overhears conversation of Sindhiya with her ex-lover Mahesh. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Sundeep's Performance In Mahesh
As carefree guy Shiva, Sundeep Kishan has given a decent performance. He tried his best in all kinds of scenes. Yet his acting fails to impress the audience. The director should be blamed for his weak characterisation.
Jagan Shoulders Mahesh
But it is his co-star Jagan, who shoulders the film and his performance, body language and dialogue delivery rock the film goers. He really walks away with lot of praises from the movie buffs.
Dimple's Glamour In Mahesh
Dimple Chopade has filled the glam doll and she has also delivered good performance. Others like Srinath, Livingston, Uma Padmanaban, Swaminathan, Singamuthu and Nellai Siva have done justice to their respective characters.
Production Values In Mahesh
Technically, Mahesh has some sound production elements among which Raana's cinematography stands out. Gopi Sunder has churned out a few passable numbers. Other technical departments have also done a commendable job.
Overall, Mahesh is an obsolete adult comedy and it could have been better, if the director has worked more on its script. It will rock the audience in B and C centres.
Mahesh Cast And Crew
Director: Madhan Kumar
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Jagan, Dimple, Srinath, Livingston, Uma Padmanaban, Swaminathan, Singamuthu and Nellai Siva
Music: Gopi Sundar
Realese date: September 20, 2013