Puri Jagannath’s Businessman (2012) Movie Review


Cast : Mahesh Babu, Kajal Agarwal, Brahmaji, Dharmavarapu, Subrahmanyam, PrakashRaj, Brahmanandam, Sayaji Shinde, Ali and Others
Music : Thaman.S
Cinematography : Shyam K.Naidu
Story : Puri Jagannadh
Screenplay : Puri Jagannadh
Producer: Venkat
Director: Puri Jagannath
Watched at Innox, Hyderabad

Survi Review: 3/5

Telugu films have always been stuck in the formula and the time has come to create a new formula. Puri Jagan teams up with Mahesh to create a new formula. The setting is same but Mafia is in Mumbai. The scale is all over India. The difference lies in the formula, there are no comedians, no tracks, and it’s a One Man Show with a racy screenplay and terrific dialogues. Puri known for his one liners in Pokiri is also known for his dialogues in movies like Neninthe. The concept and the character of the hero are delivered through some punch dialogues.

BusinessMan has got everything on the plate, it is like a buffet but none of the item scores big time. Music is good, photography and editing is slick but the problem lies with the story, though set in the underworld category it is a movie without logic, full of cinematic liberty. The love track is sidelined and even though the lines are terrific, since the setup for the love story is too trivial, the romantic track does not make a mark.

The biggest strength of Business Man is Mahesh. It is his show all the way. The introduction scene of Mahesh acting as ACP shows his angry young man image. His base, his body, his timing are perfect. But the audience get a over dose of Mahesh by the end of movie. It is very hard to find a frame without Mahesh. Kajal is cute as Chitra. Nazer comes up with power-packed performance as a righteous Commissioner. Brahmaji, Dharmavarapu and Shayaji are good. Swetha Bharadwaj  is perfect in the item number. Rest of the cast is supportive.

Censor has done a lot of damage for the film by blurring cleavages and beeping “Ucha”. It is not understood why censor did that considering the fact they gave “A” certificate. Censor people should be once verified before they actually censor a movie. Thrills which have actually helped Pokiri like the Climax twist is missing in this movie. Even interval bang is mediocre. Love track is good in parts but does not make an impact when we leave the hall.

Puri writes a story which has a large scale but executed it in a commercial and safe manner instead of doing it a realistic way. The part which he should have taken care is sometimes hero character goes into a negative shade and a section of audience might not connect with the theme.

It is a feast for Mahesh fans and a racy action film for others. Being such a quickie and with the buzz around Business Man is the word for the season.

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5 thoughts on “Puri Jagannath’s Businessman (2012) Movie Review

  1. Super hit movie. watched mng shw in Rockline cinemas bangalore, Mahesh babu performance highlight with bpuri dir & thaman music

  2. Really awesome movie..!!
    All antis said that:mahesh babu will take lot of time to take a movie,he was less in romance, he cant get movie hit without comedians.

    Mahesh babu showed everything in business man movie wat anti’s wanted.. One man show

  3. movie is really awesome and xlent….characteraisation of mahesh is superb which is self confident,perfect,and power packed…..but in 1st half missed a bit of logic where the batch of mahesh do a robbery in bank of maharashtra and gets the land papers but no police,or any officers did not care about it..and dat point is left logically …remaining dat …when comes to picturaisation mahesh and kajal were shown fine…really movie was shot in very short span but..when we watch movie…we will not come across any such findings…toatally movie is superrb and worth watching…

  4. Movies are a media of expression. As the way I see it,puri has left some questions with sensible camouflage of surya’s character infront of audience. Perhaps,the negative shade has made most leave a frown. But a deep insight reveals that a question of morality never arises when it comes to one’s survival. Puri has succeeded in convincing that. I appreciate his subtle comments made against people’s hypocricy in terms of betrayal,god worship and fishing. His efforts to fill optimism in youth towards life through his leads in various movies follows as a custom must not be overlooked. Hearty Congrats to u puri that this film is a great success. Wish u all d best. I cherish ur idealism…

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