By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Friday 13 March 2009
Dasari, Mohan Babu, Srihari Sudha and others
Mesthri is basically a film that falls under the category of patriotism, but smeared with political overdoses.
The story deals with brave army officers who care for the perennial issue of how Dalits are being suppressed in the country. However, Dasari gives a wild political twist, giving it unconvincing conclusion. The result is that the film just ended up as a tirade against the Praja Rajyam leader Mr. Chiranjeevi.
A new worker joins the shipping company at Visakhapatnam. His name is Palakollu (Dasari Narayana Rao). Palakollu takes up the cause of the workers and becomes their Mesthri. He fights for their cause and even manages to get land allotted to them to construct houses.
But a freedom fighter Gopala Krishna and his family members eye the land and try to grab it. Gopala Krishna also has a burning desire to become the chef minister of the state. Palakollu now takes it upon himself to expose the ?real face? of Gopala Krishna and also bring the killers of Major Devaraj (Mohan Babu) to book.
Palakollu is not a humble port worker but retired Major Narasimham. Palakollu is sited in his campaign by a suspended police officer Hari (Sri Hari).
The film runs entirely on the aged shoulders of Dasari Narayan Rao. Mohan Babu does a guest role. The agility in him was missing. Srihari looks quite young and handsome and caries his role with confidence and dignity.
The rest of the star cast, from Vijay Kumar to Sudha, Chandramohan, Sujita, Sayaji Shinde, Mukul Dev and others act as per the requirements of the script.
Songs are good and enjoyable by the mass segments. Dasari also has a message to the voters, to use their vote judiciously and not let down their mother, ?Bharat Mata? for the sake of a liquor bottle or a five hundred rupee note.
The film is just laced on a Utopian model and hence lacks entertainment values.
Verdict: Below Average
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film