Mahesh is coming with his 25th film, Maharshi on 9th May, 2019. PVP is producing the movie with Dil Raju and Ashwin Dutt.
For movies, normally a successful title is a sentiment. They use classic titles to see that if that can help them catch the buzz.
Geethanjali, Malliswari, Ninne Pelladutha, Santhosham worked out well but many like Ganesh, Shatruvu, Shankarabharanam failed miserably at the box office.
But Mahesh is using a flop yet cult 1988 movie title for his movie. Raghava, the main lead from the movie became Maharshi Raghava and Ilaiyaraja's music from the movie is still popular.
Vamshi delivered a completely different love story but it couldn't really do wonders like Darr for Shah Rukh Khan. As he made his stalker hero soft and silent, he went for an emotional climax but audiences couldn't connect with character of Raghava.
Now, Vamshi Paidipally is using the same title for the biggest and most prestigious movie of his career. Interestingly both 'Vamshi's chose Maharshi title for their different and prestigious films.
Senior Vamshi's name was too huge in 1988 and Maharshi was his biggest gamble.
Will this young Vamshi be able to work magic at box office while the movie also turns out to be really good? Let's wait and see, how this reverse sentiment will work!?