That a biopic on yesteryear iconic actor Savitri is being made in Telugu is something we all know and is titled Mahanati. Directed by Nag Aswhin, Keerthy Suresh will be seen playing the legendary Savitri in Mahanati while Malayalam top star Dulquer Salmaan will be playing Gemini Ganesan, Savitri’s husband, marking his debut in Telugu cinema. The shooting of the film has been completed and is currently in the studios undergoing post-production works gearing up to hit the big screens on May 9th, 2018. The makers had a while ago announced that the teaser of Mahanati will be released today, April 14th, 2018 and Telugu cinema lovers, all ages, have been eagerly waiting for the promotional video. And to make the wait for it more exciting, the makers released a poster of Mahanati which has Keerthy Suresh in it. Keerthy’s resemblance to Savitri is unbelievable in the poster and it’s very hard to find any major difference. The makers have taken utmost care in getting the look of Keerthy, as Savtiri, right and have done some extensive research as well.
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Mahanati will tell the story of the life of iconic actor Savitri who was one of the biggest female stars in South Indian cinema in 60s. Produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, Mahanati has a stellar star cast which includes Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Mohan Babu and Bhanu Priya among many others. Mahanati will portray the life of Savitri and will showcase the rise and fall of the yesteryear actor who was married to Gemini Ganesan.
Mahanati is one of the most awaited for films in South Indian cinema since it will portray the life of an iconic actress – Savitri – who has acted in all four South Indian languages, majorly in Telugu and Tamil. Having acted alongside many top stars of her times like Akkineni Nageswar Rao, N.T.Rama Rao and Gemini Ganesan among many others. Mahanati is slated to be released on May 9, 2018 worldwide and will be one of the most awaited for in South Indian cinema.