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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 1:19am | IP Logged

Kaleja Review (Mahesh Khaleja Review)

Rating: 3/5

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Cast: Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Sunil, Brahmanandam
Music: Mani Sharma
Cinematography: Yash Bhatt, Sunil Patel
Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
Action: Peter Heins, Ram Lakshman
Producer: Singanamala Ramesh, C. Kalyan
Story, Screenplay, Direction: Trivikram Srinivas

Superstar Prince Mahesh Babu's Mahesh Kaleja has arrived with several anticipations. The last time Mahesh Babu appeared in Telugu movie was for Athidhi.  Hence, Mahesh Kaleja review is the much awaited word and understandably so. So let's uncover Khaleja movie review.

Story:

GK (Prakash Raj) is a business tycoon and plans to establish a plastic factory in Paali village. He discovers that the land in Paali has Iridium (worth more than gold) through a researcher. For that, Hence, GK plans to get his son's marriage with Tanikella Bharani's daughter Subhashini (Anushka) so that their business can prosper unlawfully. And GK tries to evacuate the people in Paali (through a superstition) so that he can acquire Iridium land. Cut across, Seetharama Raju (Mahesh Babu) is a cab driver. The plot unveils as how this nowhere related Seetharama Raju saves the lives of the 534 people in Paali

Analysis:

Writer turned Director Trivikram Srinivas is known for his candy floss and humor quotient, but he unveils a different fairy-tale in the form of an action entertainer Kaleja. It's Mahesh Babu all the way in Khaleja, which turns out to be an average film.

Mahesh Babu's characterization is being shown in a completely different dimension. Trivikram once again comes up with an attractive script that aptly suits Mahesh Babu. In fact, Mahesh Babu has not done such a unique character thus far in his career. Mahesh Babu shoulders the responsibility and carries the feel of his character very well in this narration.

While the conflict point and plot were reasonably strong, the screenplay and pace in which the story took off was not as expected. However, since the lead protagonist being Mahesh Babu, the strength in the conflict point was not badly affected who carried well. Mahesh Babu's action sequences were well made and he does with Bachchan-like naturalness.

Having said all these, Mahesh Kaleja is certainly not a film that should be made with a whopping budget of 40 crores and short in 3 years. Trivikram once again carries the same humor dimensions with Sunil, Ali and Brahmanandam. However, all the giddiness in the plot does not dilute the big bang.

Trivikram Srinivas manages to sustain the subtlety element in the first half, which is exciting and humors (Like he earlier did in Nuvve Nuvve and Athadu). But the second half could not accommodate the same pace. There should have edited the second half, which would have increased the tempo. Amidst huge ticket-stub flinging and loud cheers, Mahesh Kaleja manages to create a decent persona to watch.

Performances:

Mahesh Babu is very handsome and elegant. His stylish looks and trendy costumes once again make him a teen heartthrob. True to his image of Prince Charming, Mahesh Babu mesmerizes with this on-screen presence. His action episodes are great and his body language is very energetic.

Anushka, as a demure damsel, is attractive. Her essential impishness fits the role to the T (tee). However, she needs to improve her expressions in emotional scenes.

Rao Ramesh does well as a foreteller ' almost the same character like he did in Magadheera. Shafi also did well as Rao Ramesh's disciple.

Prakash Raj and Thannikela Bharani are adequate.

Technicalities:

Yash Bhatt has done a phenomenal job - The camera angles tight close shots, lighting effects and camera movements. His cinematography is on top, gritty and classy.

Mani Sharma's music was not great except for two songs - particularly the Om Namo Siva Rudraya song is absolutely brilliant. But re-recording in action episodes is good. The action sequences of Peter Heins are spell-binding.

Editor Sreekar Prasad perhaps could have done a better job in the second half where the actual plot would be unveiled. It's a tough call nevertheless for him.

Final Word:

All things considered, Mahesh Kaleja turns out to be an average movie. With gigantic expectations and surge in the fan base, Mahesh Khaleja comes with huge expectations, but the screenplay and the pace, coupled with an unnecessary song in the second half makes it a typical movie. But boy, watch out for Mahesh Babu's characterization.

Source:SuperGoodMovies.com



Edited by premeer4rever - 07 October 2010 at 1:20am

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Okie... so its again average one... hmmm... where is the telugu industry going to?!

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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 1:33am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Prasanthi

Okie... so its again average one... hmmm... where is the telugu industry going to?!


I haven't seen it yet... didn't go 2 coll 2day so out of curiosity searched 4r d review
Have 2 know it from those who seen.. but i read a few comments there they say it's better than what puli was.. don no may b a prejudiced opinion..

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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 1:42am | IP Logged
I understand. But a couple of my hubby's friends have watched and gave their thumbs down for the movie. Songs seem to be mediocre and story, screenplay is okay types.

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@Prasanthi

Kind of expected it after knowing the story...First part was good n second was let down it seems....it was completely a one man show is what i got to know... it's ok expectations were too high from dis 1 but atleast managed to garner a average talk...

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Posted: 08 October 2010 at 11:47am | IP Logged
Watched the movie, its ok! Mahesh babu's comic timing is really too good in this movie. This movie will run only because of him. All the credit  goes only to him. Rest of the aspects according to me need not be mentioned at all as they are not good!

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Posted: 08 October 2010 at 5:38pm | IP Logged

Thanks for the review=)

I was so excited but now it looks like an average movie...anyway..i will still give it a shotTongue



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No matter how the movie is.. please get me links with end subtitles.. plz...
 
Thanks  :)

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