Cast: Vishal, Hansika Motwani
Director: Sundar C
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editor: N B Srikanth
Cinematography: Gopi Amarnatha
Release Date: 27-Feb-2015
Maga Maharaju is Telugu version of Tamil movie Ambala. Maga Maharaju released in 474 screens which is record for dubbing movie in Telugu. Let’s see how the movie is.
Krishna (Vishal) lives with his mother and falls in love with Maaya (Hansika). After a series of incidents, he meets his father Kesava Raju (Prabhu) and his brothers Kumar (Vaibhav), Kishan (Satish).
Kesava Raju reveals his story on how he separated from his three sisters – Ramya Krishna, Aishwarya and Kiran Rathod. He asks his sons to reunite him with the siblings and wants his sons to marry his sister’s daughters. From then, movie narrates how three heros make peace between Kesava Raju and his sisters; how they woo their aunt’s daughters; what happened to Hansika makes the movie.
Director turned Maga Maharaju as a comedy mixed family drama with abit touch of commercial elements. If you are pure lover of comedy, drama with no logic; then this movie may impress you. First half is completely dedicated to build the plot of the movie and Santhanam’s comedy track. By the time interval leaves you in expectation of interesting second half. But, the expectations are missed. The movie completely runs in a predictable mode.
Huge and familiar star cast is positive about the movie. Narration of the movie is a real set back with a lot of drag.
Vishal, Satish and Vaibhav: Vishal’s performance is the major plus of the movie and delivered good performance. Comedy scenes between Vaibhav and Satish will evoke laughs.
Hansika, Madhurima, Madhavi Latha: She entertained the audience with her glamour. Madhurima and Madhavi Latha were just about okay.
Santhanam: He is hope of the movie. His comedy track made the movie watchable.
Prabhu, Ramya Krishna, Aishwarya, Kiran Rathod, Pradeep Rawat did justice to their roles.
Director made the narration in dull mode, especially in second half.
Songs and action episodes are not as expected.
Needless to say about production values of VFF, very good production values and all the songs are lavish.
Cinematographer Gopi Amarnath showcased the locations very well.
Unlike other Tamil dubbed movies, dialogues written by Shasank Vennelakanti are decent with no Tamil flavour.
Go for it if you have lots of time – that too for huge star cast.