Film : " Businessman"Cast : Mahesh Babu, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj,
Shayaji Shinde, Nasser, Dharmavarapu Subramaniam, Brahmaji, Bharat
Reddy, Raja Murad and Jahangeer KhanWriter-Director : Puri JagannathProducer : VenkatMusic Director : S.S.ThamanCamera : Shyam K. NaiduRating : ***
The magical combination of charismatic hero Mahesh
Babu and director Puri Jagannath
has come back again after a gap of
nearly five years. The duo's last film "Pokkiri" (2007) was a
spectacular success and its remake versions in Tamil, Hindi ("Wanted")
and Kannada too hit the jackpot in the box office.
The film has
lived up to the pre-release hype. Strong point of " Businessman
's charismatic presence and the dialogues written by
Jagannath. Mahesh Babu
, whose "Dookudu" has re-written box
office records in the Telugu film industry, is not able to show the
variety in his performance in the film. This is so because " Businessman
has a single thread in the story and the director has focussed on that
only. But the actor dominates the film from start to end.
Dialogues carry lot of punch and it is certainly difficult to resist clapping for
of the dialogues. The film is presented very well with superb
production values. Most of Jagannath's films have sharp cuts and
" is not an exception. The film has a racy narration.
of the flaws in the film are that it does not have any logic and story
is too far fetched. Lack of comedy is another factor that can limit the
film's large scale acceptance.
In fact Jagannath's previous films
"Pokkiri", "Idiot", "Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai" and "Bujjigadu" had such
a fantastic comical narration that audience expect some funny
situations and dialogues. But the director seems to have decided to take
" to a different direction.
In the film Surya comes
to Mumbai to become a don. He meets Chitra, daughter of a police
commissioner, and tries to please her. Chitra falls in love with Surya
without knowing his intention. He gets closer to her fo keep an eye on
the movements of policemen.
Meanwhile Surya tires to be closer
to an opposition leader and makes him win an election, which does not go
well with the ruling party leaders. This leads to confrontation among
the political leaders and also underworld.
Surya uses the situation to his advantage to become a don. What he does later has to be seen in the film.
Babu is fantastic. He is the prime attraction in the film and remains
so throughout the film. Kajal Agarwal
has a small and cute role and she
looks good on screen. There is nothing to write about veteran artists
who have done their roles with ease.
Thaman once again impresses
with his music. Camera work is top class. Overall, " Businessman
" is a
film for Mahesh Babu
fans. Watch the film for the actor's sheer screen
presence and Jagannath's punchy dialogues.By V.S. Rajapur