Bad narrative makes `Maharshi` unbearable (IANSFilm Review)
"Maharshi" is a below average action film, which
fails to create any interest among the audience. Within half-an-hour of viewing,
it becomes clear that one has two more hours of torturous narration and a badly
handled illogical story.
Director Krishna Brahma seems to have just rehashed sequences from Telugu
The film`s heroine Pooja Gandhi, who is enjoying the spotlight in the Kannada
film industry these days, had claimed that "Maharshi" would be her
first action film. She sizzles in some songs, but fails to prove her mettle in
Krishna Brahma can be excused for not writing a believable, logical story, but
not for the crude narration he provides.
While the technical standards of Kannada films have generally improved, "Maharshi"
suffers on that count too. It has badly composed shots and ordinary music to
support the film, making it an intolerable watch. The censors have done well in
muting several dialogues, which reflect the poor taste of the filmmaker.
The film has a lot of bloody mayhem and sheer stupidity.
There is not even an iota of any positive element in the film to write about.
Apart from the illogical direction, the bad performances by the actors add to
its ills. Most actors are just shouting in the name of dialogue delivery.
The story is about "Maharshi" who comes to city with his mother and
sister. He is an innocent person who shies away from any kind of confrontation.
But soon he becomes a target for the street rowdies, who continuously make fun
He, however, handles tricky situations intelligently. Meanwhile, Manasa Veena
likes him and wants to marry him.
In one situation, he has to take on the brother of Poojary, a city don. He kills
the notorious gangsters of the Poojary gang and then confronts the gangster.
Finally, Maharshi takes revenge after losing his mother and sister.
"Maharshi" should be a warning call for Pooja Gandhi. She needs to
introspect about her choice of roles. Prashanth looked promising in his debut
film "Orata", but he is sure to lose fans with "Maharshi".