The Cast and Crew
Ram, Hansika, Sheela, Sunil, Mukesh Rishi, Pradeep Rawat, Naresh, Jhansi, Seetha, Telangana Shakuntala, Dharmavarapu, Brahmanandam, Parachuri Venkateshwara Rao and others
Dialogues: Parachuri Brothers
Cinematography: Sekhar V Joseph
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Choreography: Prem Rakshit
Fights: Ram Lakshman
Screenplay and produced by: M.S.Raju
Directed by: B.Gopal
Maska is a neatly packaged mass masala movie with commercial elements sticking to mainstream film format.
Krish (Ram) stays with his brother (Naresh) and whiles away his time with his friend (Sunil). Being just an under-graduate and unemployed, he plans to marry a rich beautiful girl. He targets Manju (Sheela) and to get her sympathy and support, he weaves a story about an imaginary girl friend based on a stray bio-data that he comes acrpss. As he is on the verge of making progress with Manju, another girl Meenu (Hansika) enters the proceedings. Surprisingly, Meenu perfectly matches the personality of the fictitious girl friend of Krish.
Simhachalam (Mukesh Rishi) and Sivaji (Pradeep Rawat), who are bitter political rivals, enter the scenario to complicate things. The rest of the story deals with who Meenu is and how Krish comes out of his predicament.
Ram, though not backed by an author backed script, gives an energetic performance particularly showcasing
his dancing skills. Hansika and Sheela contribute to the glamour quotient. Rishi and Rawat give their usual confident performances. The comedians have nothing very extraordinary to offer. All other actors are just about adequate in their roles.
Though the story is just about ordinary, the tight screenplay keeps the interest in the narration. The cinematography and music are the assets of this film. For a mainstream commercial venture, the technical values and the production values are good.
Being a mass masala film, Maska may find favour with the regular mainstream cinema audience. With no competition as such, this film may even make some moolah at the box office.
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar