Cast: Nithin, Tamannaah, Nabha Natesh, Jisshu Sengupta, Naresh, Sreemukhi, Ananya, Harshavardha, Racha Ravi, Mangli, Srinivas Reddy, and others
Director: Merlapaka Gandhi
Music:Mahati Swara Sagar
Producers: Sudhakar Reddy, Nikitha Reddy
Banner: Sresth Movies
Release: 17,September 2021
Nitin, Tamannaah, Nabha Natesh’s Maestro directed by Merlapaka Gandhi skipped the theatrical release and started streaming on Disney+Hotstar. The film is a remake of the Bollywood film Andha Dhun. Here is Maestro mini-review.
A blind pianoist Arun (Nitin) starts working in a restaurant run by Suphie (Nabha Natesh)’s father Pedro (Balakrishna) in Goa. On the invitation of yesteyear actor Mohan (Naresh) ,he goes to his house but only to get a huge shock. What happens next and how Mohan’s wife Simran (Tamannaah), police officer Ravindra (Jishu Sengupta) are connected form rest of the story.
Director Merlapaka Gandhi tried to stay true to the original and made only subtle changes. However after point, interest evaporates quickly. Second half is good with few twists but the slow pace spoiled the party. Though the story is the same, the emotional connect went missing in the screenplay and direction.
Nitin is good as a blindman and so too is Tamannaah Bhatia. Both both pale in comparision to the original performances of Ayushman Khurana and Tabu. Nabha Natesh got an inconsequential role. Naresh is good and Jishu Sengupta performed well. Others performed accordingly.
Mahati Swara Sagar’s music and BGM is good. Cinematography of Yuvraj is attractive. Editing of SR.Shekhar could have been far better.