Banner : Kanakaratna Movies
Cast : Mahesh Babu, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Venumadhav, Aali, Nazar, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu, Tanikella Bharani, Shafi, Sunil Sharma, Sudha, Sriranjani.
Presented by: S. Satyanarayana Murthy
Exe. Pro.: B. Bulli
Camera: Sunil Patel
Editor: Srikar Prasad
Art: Anand Sai
Co-Dir.: Jasti Hemamber, Ravikiran
Story, Screenplay, Dailogues: Trivikram.
Music Director : Manisharma
Producer : Singamala Ramesh Babu & C Kalyan
Director : Trivikram Srinivas
After seeing the stupendous success of ‘Athadu’ in Mahesh Babu-Trivikram’s combination, the producer Singanamala Ramesh Babu ventured into another project in the same combination. But it was unfortunate that he had also ventured on another large budget project ‘Puli’ with Pawan Kalyan and hence had to reconcile with either cancellation or postponement or partnering and he chose the last. Thus came in C Kalyan who lent his shoulder by becoming a partner. So this movie titled ‘Mahesh Khaleja’ with such a strong backup of two producers has now shaped up to hit theatres worldwide on October 7th.
In this movie Mahesh is portrayed in a different manner with the certain trace of comedy in his roles. We have seen him as a hero combining action, romantic, sentiments and emotions. Now with this comedy he will probably complete the circle. As a taxi-driver he leads a very regular life. A sudden incident in his life changes his way of thinking and he transforms into a very spiritual and humble natured with a mission to do only good to society and solve their problems one after the other. The heroine Anushka Shetty and the society (village) turn the focus of all his issues and the results turn out to be positive as expected.
Anushka Shetty, who is the present sensation of Tollywood has been a best choice for Trivikram who can churn out an effortless product off Anushka who is capable of doing any kind of roles be it a traditional, deglamourized, or glamorized. This pair Mahesh-Anushka no doubt would sizzle being in their respective top slots. Prakash Raj also like Mani Sharma is mostly a permanent participant in many Mahesh Babu’s films. With the chemistry already well understood there can be no mistake in the product churned out by this combination. Comedy department is totally under the control of the duo Brahmanandam and Sunil, the top ones in the industry. With Mahesh Babu also joining the game the comedy must be dominating any other thing in the movie.
Producers have already faced a loss of about Rs 1 crore which went in flames when the miscreants set the sets ablaze during shooting at Vikarabad near Hyderabad. Later they had to redo the village set somewhere in Rajashtan to complete the film. The songs were shot in Mumbai, Kerala and Ramoji Film City. And a few scenes were shot near Pune at a place called Jejuri, known for its spiritual values.
As seen in the producers’ story the camera also had two contributors. It was initially Sunil Patak and later came the Kodak Award winner Yash Bhatt. Sources say that the desserts in Rajasthan were portrayed so naturally that the scenes will give a feel of once own presence on the screen.
The script of the movie was written by Trivikram Srinivas, where as he claims that Mahesh Babu’s contribution in the script is very notable as he took more interest in discussing the script and altering them suiting the needs of the film.
Mani Sharma’s music for Mahesh Babu’s films are as many and here again they have joined together to give a feast to their fans. The song ‘Sada Shiva’ is already a hit and the entire music album is very trendy. Geetha Arts, known for its lucky hand under Allu Aravind’s leadership has taken over the distribution responsibility.
Mahesh Babu, Trivikram, Mani Sharma, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Sunil are the old combination, and now yet another top star Anushka joins the team. Can we not expect a good product if the story happens to capture the audience no doubt it will shake the box office. Finally it’s a typical commercial film with all ingredients of Mahesh qualities and Trivikram’s abilities with Anushka’s glamour, the movie will be a treat for all Mahesh fans who can enjoy his comedy tainted action role.