A Telugu NRI gave a review of Maharshi after watching premier show in the USA. According to him, Mahesh acting as a student was superb. Heroine Pooja Hegde’s role in the movie is only for songs and few scenes. Naresh as a friend of Mahesh in Maharshi did justice, he stated and added few scenes between Mahesh and Jayasudha were extraordinary. However, he asked the audience not to watch the movie with high expectations. Directed by Vamsi Paidipally, the film has hit screens worldwide on May 9.