Mahesh Babu in Maharshi
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Director Vamshi Paidipally's Telugu movie Maharshi starring Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde, has struck a chord with the audience around the world received good review and rating.

Maharshi is an action drama film with a good message to society. Director Vamshi Paidipally has written the script and dialogues for the movie, which has been jointly produced by Dil Raju, C Ashwini Dutt and Prasad V Potluri. The flick has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.58 hours.

Maharshi movie story: As a student, Rishi (Mahesh Babu) comes to know about the farmers' problem through his friend Ravi (Allari Naresh), but he goes to become a big businessman in the US to fullfilm his dream. However, he realises his mistake after the death of his friend and he returns to his homeland to serve the formers. How he tries to improve their lives forms the crux of the story.

Analysis: Vamshi Paidipally has chosen an interesting subject that deals with a burning social issue of farmers' suicide. Some comedy scenes keep you engaged in the first half of Maharshi, but it is slow and lengthy. The second half is high on emotional quotient, but it is predictable and routine. At times, the movie becomes too preachy, which may not go down well with many, say the audience.

Performances: Mahesh Babu has delivered a brilliant performance, which is the highlight of Maharshi. Allari Naresh has good scope for acting and he has done good job. Pooja Hegde has little screen presence, but she manages to grab your attention. Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Meenakshi Dixit and others have done justice to their roles, say the viewers.

Technical: Maharshi has brilliant production values and Devi Sri Prasad's music, KU Mohanan's camera work, Ram-Laxman's action and Vamsi Paidipally's dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the audience.

Maharshi movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Scroll down to see audience's response.

Titas Martin‏ @MartinTitas

#Maharshi Good watch!!! Both first and second halfs were equally good First 40 mins (College scenes) and last 40 mins (farmers episode ) were the highlights College scenes Mahesh babu peaks vintage Mahesh is back Dsp Paidipally mass Allari Naresh

Suresh Kondi‏ @V6_Suresh

#Maharshi : A Promising commercial entertainer which internally deals about Farmers.Last half an hour is breath of the film.Good to see @urstrulyMahesh selecting some good stories. Wonderful job by @directorvamshi i am sure it works big time at the BO. #Maharshi

Ramesh Bala @rameshlaus

#Maharshi [3.25/5] : A good entertainer with a relevant message for the society.. #Superstar @urstrulyMahesh dominates the show completely in his milestone 25th movie.. He is convincing in all da 3 roles.. Student, CEO and Farmer.. He has satisfied fans and general audience #Maharshi [3.25/5] : The technical team has provided ample support.. @directorvamshi has packaged the movie well.. Will satisfy both Mass and class audience.. Enjoy the #SSMB25 in Theatres this weekend!

Venky reviews‏ @venkyreviews

#Maharshi Above Average to Hit first half...Pre-interval lo start ayye emotion 2nd half lo continue aithe super hit to blockbuster guarantee #Maharshi Overall Average to Above Average MB does his best. A journey that has good moments but resembles a lot of previous movies. Story had high potential but screenplay is strictly average. Good social message Rating: 3/5 Hope MB can carry the film to profits at the BO

Rohith Kumar‏ @rohithku_19

@urstrulyMahesh anna acting @directorvamshi Bro the message which u sent to the audience through #Maharshi Movie is really a awesome & appreciated thing. Climax part created huge impact with ur story & @ThisIsDSP Music. Cinematography excellent. Totally movie blockbuster

Serendipity❤‏ @PoornaPradeep4

#Maharshi Interval Now ADIRIPOINDI Started with King Size Introduction song... Vintage Superstar Attitude in college episode Feast for Fans Pre Interval Block 'An Actor with Superstardom' #MaharshiDay untime deserves for this content #Maharshi 2nd Half Theatre lo whistles pade moments chala vunnayi. Especially when kid whistles before the fight Tent fight to Climax Awesome. 'Ide kadha nee katha' God level elevation Proud of You Superstar 25th film will be Special forever. #MaharshiDay

Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac

#Maharshi 1st half - @allarinaresh also has a good role. @hegdepooja is gorgeous as ever. The college portions have a '3 Idiots' hangover.. We get lot of 'gyaan' and life philosophy from #SSMB thro. his dialogues about success, failure.. #Maharshi #SSMB25 3.25/5. Sureshot Hit Will work big time with @urstrulyMahesh fans & general audiences. The village portions with the farmer issues and how Rishi solves their problems, hit the bulls eye. The finale elevates the film. Summer Blockbuster ahead, @directorvamshi #Maharshi #SSMB25 3.25/5. @directorvamshi packages the film perfectly for a big superstar like @urstrulyMahesh; ideal milestone outing. Commercial entertainment, strong social message about farming, few terrific action blocks, engaging frndship angle - full meals packed for 3 hrs

Haricharan Pudipeddi‏ @pudiharicharan

#Maharshi works beautifully as an emotional tale of a self-made man who wants to give back to the society. @directorvamshi delivers more than expected and extracts the best out of @urstrulyMahesh in a familiar role that still brings out something fresh. Last 45 mins. In terms of story, #Maharshi has nothing new to offer but @directorvamshi still makes it work with a strong emotional core which is backed by a sensible friendship angle and interesting sub-plot about farming.

Satyajith Ankareddy‏ @satyajithpinku

The artificial first half college scenes/ casting and forced emotions we're balanced by 2nd half serious plot/emotional connect.....all I can say is they cleared the mess they made neatly #Maharshi

Kiran Sai NTR‏ @kiransai413

1st half done Mahesh Babu as collage student Pooja and Allari Naresh did good job Dialogues bagunay story and emotions carried well #Maharshi pre interval it feels like Srimanthudu 2nd half done movie made with right mix of emotions and dailogues movie ends with Ide kada nee katha song overall a good social message originated film worth the watch #Maharshi run time thagginchi unte bagundedi

Vamsi‏ @Genuine_vamshi

#Maharshi Retweeted #Maharshi 2nd half >>>>1st half for me Ultimate asalu Jagapati babu ki warning N8 fight oora masss Inka padara padara nundi last varaku ....oka range weekend farming scenes ithe whistles aaa thought ela ochindi asalu @directorvamshi #maharshi