Movie audiences around the world eagerly await the release of legendary actress Savitri’s biopic Mahanati which is slated to be released on May 9, 2018. According to director Nag Ashwin, “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.”
Producer of Mahanati Priyanka Dutt says, “For us the important thing was as a film-maker, the best we can do is get things right. Life is big and laden with troubles, awful and wonderful. It was indeed a massive task for us, in this film we have done our best to distil Savitri’s life story for a quality entertainment.”
“Complementing our choice of Keerthy Suresh for the titular role of Savitri, Vijaya Chamundeswari had expressed it is a huge challenge to play this big role on her young shoulders, I found many qualities in Keerthy that kind of made me feel yes, she can pull it off. There was so many instances in the set that made not just me but many in the sets believe that Keerthy had mannerisms that strike lot of similarity like Savitri, adds the film maker,” Priyanka Dutt adds further.
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“Savitri had immense, diverse talent, a director, playback singer, producer and someone who loved car racing. As a race car driver she won trophies. There are so many such beautiful facets of this actor she deserves to be reminisced today,” writer and director Nag Ashwin added.
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.