Rating : 3.5/5
Director : Puri Jagannadh
Producer : Venkat
Music Director : Thaman S
Starring: Mahesh Babu, Kajal,Prakash Raj,Shayaji Shinde,Nazar
Prince Mahesh Babu’s Businessman has hit the screens today amidst unprecedented frenzy and hype. The movie has been directed by Puri Jagan and this is the first time Mahesh and Puri have come together after the record breaking Pokiri. Kajal is the heroine in this film. Let us see how the movie stacks up.
Surya (Mahesh Babu) is an extremely intelligent and ambitious man who comes to Mumbai with a burning desire to become the most powerful Mafia Don of the city. He comes in at a time when Mumbai commissioner Bharadwaj (Nasser) proudly claims to have wiped out the “Bhai’s” from the city. Surya sets about achieving his objectives in a methodical and calculated manner by grabbing power from the grassroots in a clever and innovative manner. He allies with a local politician Laloo (Shayaji Shinde) and helps him gain power.From then on starts Surya's rise as the most influential Don in India.
In the meantime, he is also in love with Chitra (Kajal), who happens to be the daughter of Bharadwaj. Surya's meteoric rise is not taken easily by opposing politicians(led by Prakash Raj) and they start scheming to bring him down. Prakash Raj and Surya also share a past. What is it? Will Surya realize his dreams? That is the story.
Plus Points :
Mahesh Babu is simply amazing in the role of Surya. His dialogue delivery and expressions will send a tingle down your spine. He exudes pure menace when giving a 'dhamki' to his opponents. He has shown nice variations in his performance. And he looks stunningly handsome as usual. Mahesh Babu shoulders this movie on his own. The swagger, the attitude and his panache will be a big draw.
Kajal Aggarwal looks gorgeous as Chitra and she has some interesting moments with Mahesh Babu. She does not have much scope for performance however.
Puri Jagan is the other invisible hero of the movie. Take a bow sir, for some of the best dialogues seen in recent times. Each dialogue explodes like a bullet and when delivered by Mahesh Babu, the result is devastatingly effective. The movie is high on entertainment factor and there is hardly a boring moment in the film. The sequences where Mahesh Babu sets about establishing his dominance are highly innovative.
All the songs have been picturized well but 'Sir Osthara' song and 'Chandamama' stand out for their sheer beauty. The much talked about kiss with Kajal has been shot very beautifully and aesthetically. Shwetha Bharadwaj has sizzled in the item number. She has a bright future in the industry. Nazar, Prakash Raj and Shayaji Shinde are ok.
Minus Points :
Some cinematic liberties have been taken with respect to logic and events. The bank robbery scene is very rustic and looks outdated, especially in this age of high tech crime. The climax could have been a lot better. The incredible momentum built up for election scene has fizzled out.
The romantic track has a remarkable similarity to Pokiri, both in its setting and presentation. There is also no comedy to speak of, which might hinder a few family crowds.There are some vulgar dialogues which could have been avoided. Heroine's friend is a major irritant.
Technical Aspects :
Dialogues..Dialogues and Dialogues...They are an incredible asset to the movie. The timing is perfect and the punch is incredible. Cinematography is good. Editing is neat. Fights and songs have been composed well.
Screenplay is highly entertaining and narration is fast paced.
Businessman is Mahesh Babu's show all the way. And what a show it is. He just towers over the movie with his sheer presence and he is aided by some incredible dialogues from Puri Jagan. The film is high on entertainment quotient. Ignore some of the illogical sequences and the holes in the plots and you are in for a highly enjoyable ride. This is as good as paisa vasool entertainers get. Go and have fun with your friends this weekend. You will enjoy this flick.
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