Mahanati is currently the trending point on social media platforms ever since the film has hit the screens. A biopic on yesteryear iconic actress Savitri, Mahanati stars Keerthy Suresh in the titular role while Dulquer Salmaan plays Gemini Ganesan in the film. Mahanati is directed by Nag Ashwin who had previously made Yevade Subramanyam. While the film was released on May 9th in India, US had premiere shows on May 8th from late in the evening. And according to latest reports, the collections on day 1 from the US premiere shows and first day are big for Mahanati. According to various reports, Mahanati collected approximately $303,456 from the premiere shows and first day shows beating previous week’s release Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya which stood at approximately $202,189. Mahanati’s collections are expected to grow over the weekend since the film has been receiving positive feedback from all around and rave reviews.
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.”
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 handles by Shivam Rao. Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao has handled the editing part of the film.