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Music : Dhaman.S
Cinematography : Shyam K.Naidu
Story : Puri Jagannadh
Screenplay : Puri Jagannadh
Director: Puri Jagannath
Release Date: 13-1-2012 Today
Puri Jagan’s latest film Businessman starring Mahesh Babu’s hugely entertaining film. In little over two hours he packages a drama full of substance, action never over the top yet embellished with right songs in the right places. The piece de resistance arrives at the climax, Puri Jagan couldn’t have ended it better.
Inarguably the best after Pokiri for both Mahesh and Jagan, they spin off an enchanting action story that would cater to our burgeoning tribe of DVD collecting connoisseurs, especially the hero’s fans. It is an absolute treat from scene one to the last with the typical Puri Jagan lines that make it the selling factor. It does border on profanity but it suits the story and ambiance, the location – Mumbai.
Surya (Mahesh) has an interesting character, he comes to Mumbai to rule and to find a queen all through a scheme, and he wins both of them through a pistol. Most of the time the wannabe don does the walking and also the talking. If one man has to speak so much and also make sense the dialogues have to be sharp and succinct and it is.
There are no comedians as such specially designed to tickle you, it is the don again who even in the midst of a serious fight grabs the villain’s weapon and kills a few and again flings it across the same man, asks him to load the weapon again. His demonic glee comes to the fore when he promises to keep the lady love’s painting in the garage where he dumped the Picasso and walks away wondering how he could fall for a stupid, beautiful creature.
Another thing that works for Businessman is that there are no stretched out climax, the director keeps you swinging like a pendulum, wavering like the heroine wondering if what the hero speaks is the truth or not. Surya doesn’t give any one a chance to speak and even if he does he takes over quickly. He wants power, he makes rules, his word is the gospel and his crime is driven by humanity and his acts all have a reason behind.
Just because you saw a part of the song in the trailer, are you dying to see the entire numbers of Sir Osthara and Pilla Chao? There is hardly any innovation in the choreography. Kajal Aggarwal as Chitra does a whimpering act, she maintains a good physique, there is confidence in her work but the fresh look of a daisy is gone. Shweta Bhardwaj is a good replacement to Mumaith Khan.
Mahesh does a cool job, not manipulative, just street smart, rises like a meteor and towards the end brings an intensity to the role that shows he has a heart and a conscience after all. He is adorable.
Puri Jagan is not daringly different in his mode of narration, his approach appears fresh and he follows the structure and framework of filmmaking faithfully. He has rectified all the mistakes that he had committed in his previous films and has learnt to balance the film perfectly. Even the length is just right.
Puri desperately needs a hit, Mahesh is looking forward to consolidate and reaffirm his position, Kajal wants to prove she still retains the best combination of looks and the work..all mean business and if the audience find Mahesh even slightly likeable and the story, narration reasonably entertaining, then there is no stopping Businessman.
FYI, the director should keep in mind that the hero has a vast following among children and they would be deprived of his cinema if given an A certificate, by now he should be knowing what dialogues need censorship.
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