In a span of 6 years (2006 to 2012) Mahesh has fluttered pages in the record books at least 3 times. His Pokiri (2006), Dookudu(2011) and Businessman (2012) have created box office symphonies that have pleased critics and fans. Many raised their eyebrows when Krishna, after watching Businessman in Cinemax, predicted that the movie might break the record of (a record breaking film like) Dookudu. But his prophecy might just come to pass.
If records in East Godavari and Nizam are any indication, it is right on track to do just that. Even his most ardent critics have to admit that Mahesh is now more than a force to reckon with. Businessman is his show. There were many naysayers who said that Dookudu clicked largely due to Brahmanandam’s comedy. There is no such alibi in Businessman.
It is pulling repeat audience even in the metros. That is something. Surely Puri deserves credit. And Mahesh was man enough to acknowledge it. But once the lights dim in the hall and the screen comes alive, it is the hero who translates the director’s vision. Mahesh has done more than that. He has enlivened it. He is just about begun the upward curve. Tollywood fans are in for a treat.
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