The biopic on yesteryear legendary actress Savitri titled Mahanati released on May 9th, 2018 and since then has been having a golden run at the box office. Keerthy Suresh would be seen playing the titular role while Dulquer Salmaan is seen playing Gemini Ganesan in Mahanati. the film opened to a great response on first day with the first day shows and premieres in the US earning a collection of more than $300,000. And after the second day, Mahanati goes past the $500,000 making it the one of the few movies to earn a collection of half a million in just two days. The domestic box office for Mahanati too looks very overwhelming with the numbers standing at approximately Rs.38 crores, reports reveal.
While Keerthy Suresh plays the role of Savitri, Dulquer Salmaan plays the role of Gemini Ganesan. Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya, Vijay Deverakonda also plays important role in the film along with other celebrated actors from the southern film industry. Dani Sanchez-Lopez cranked the camera for Mahanati while the production design was handled by Shivam Rao. Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao has handled the editing part of the film.
Director Naga Ashwin and his team of technicians have put great effort in recreating the glorious period of Telugu Cinema on silver screen. Mahanati is all slated for worldwide grand release on May 9th. Speaking about Mahanati, director Nag Ashwin had said recently, “It’s a celebration of Savitri’s Life. Mahanati in Telugu (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil) is about the joy and a celebration of the great actor Savitri who ruled the hearts of millions then, now and forever. As a story teller and makers of the film we want people to appreciate her professional talent and being a beautiful mother and a family person, about her association with people who were part of her life from childhood to her passing away.”