The biopic of Savitri, directed by debutant Nag Ashwin, is definitely the much-talked-about film of the season. While there are many biopics lined up this year for the release, Mahanati is the first one to hit the silver screen. Yesterday, the much-awaited audio of the film was released, attended by the cast of Mahanati. Dulquer, Vijay, Samantha and Keerthy took the stage yesterday to share their experience of the film. The event was a grand affair attended by Akkineni Nagarjuna, Jr NTR, Natural Star Nani, director Sekhar Kammula among others.
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The film will see Keerthy Suresh in the lead role as legendary actress Savitri. It is, of course, a huge opportunity for her. This is so far biggest film in her career. “At first, I was extremely skeptical about whether I could portray the life of such a legendary actress on screen successfully. The film also wanted to throw some light on the negative sides of her life, so I was afraid whether it would hurt a section of the people. It was only Nagi (Nag Ashwin, director) who had convinced me saying that this film would be an account of Savitri’s life, and there would not be any fictional air to it,” she said, according to a News Minute report.
This is one of the most talked about biopic in Tamil and Telugu cinema. The film will showcase the life of the yesteryear Telugu actress Savithri. produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, Mahanati has a stellar star cast. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati will feature Keerthy Suresh as Savitri while Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing Gemini Ganesan. The lead role is played by Keerthy Suresh while Samantha plays a journalist. Mahanati is slated to be released on May 9th, 2018 worldwide and will be one of the most watched out for film in Tollywood this year.