Behind the Movie Mahesh: Talented youngster Sandeep Kishan waiting for a break through in Telugu films has finally got some sort of recognition in Tamil with ‘Yaaruda Mahesh’ dubbed into Telugu as ‘Mahesh’ offered to us by Suresh Kondeti in direction of Madan Kumar. Let us see what is this ‘Mahesh’ all about?
In the Movie Mahesh: Story begins with introduction to two go lucky young Engineering college guys Siva (Sandeep) and Vasanth (Jagan) spending most of the time in bars and pubs. While Vasanth has a girl friend, Siva having 10 backlogs to complete the graduation falls in love with batch mate Sandhya (Dimple). Due to the same youth attitude, Siva and Sandhya end up in bed and Sandhya who has to travel US for future studies becomes pregnant. As parents from both the sides agree, Sandhya and Siva get married with a male kid born.
To Sandhya’s surprise, Siva still continues to enjoy his life without responsibility. Here comes a twist when Siva is locked in a doubt that the reason for pregnancy of Sandhya is not him but one more anonymous guy Mahesh. Once Siva starts the journey to find who this Mahesh is, there are plenty of episodes to finally reveal on what is the actual truth behind?
Values & Out of the Movie Mahesh: Into the same favorite genre of Good Cinema Group, even Mahesh is targeted at youth audience with bundles of adult humor and aversion to women. The sole purpose of movie is unknown till we reach the interval block. In fact, audiences find it difficult to bear entire first half although Jagan’s comedy (dubbed by Dhanraj) kept us in splits here and there. Episode by episode, director Madan Kumar scouted for those elements which can just keep youth audience in their seats. In this process, screenplay is thrown into a dustbin with no purpose and point established and Arava flavor oozing. When Madan Kumar tried to tie on the loose ends in first half with justification in second half using episodes of Gay Mahesh, Drummer Mahesh, Slumdog Mahesh blah blah…we tend to lose the interest and excitement. Even in second half, Jagan and Dhanraj were at their best. Direction of Madan Kumar, dialogues and production values of Suresh Kondeti were loathsome; resembled of watching a low quality TV serial. Rana’s cinematography was good for canning of songs while editing missed the elementary standards. Music by Gopi Mohan was also pathetic at its best.
Performance wise Sandeep Kishan is pretty average without any changeover in his body language from first to second half. Dimple is good looking and the bedroom song was well shot on both. Jagan literally lifted the movie levels at least to reach one section of audience else this is a dud. The way pre-climax and climax were shot showed the exhaustion in entire team. No more artists to mention in special. For youth public who love to enjoy those liberal and unstoppable adult and double meaning dialogues, ‘Mahesh’ may be a hard one-time watcher and for others this is horrible.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Mahesh: Illogical and Insensible.
Cinejosh Rating: 2
Reviewed by Srivaas