Mahanati- the biopic of legendary actress Savitri which was released on 9th May in a very grand manner, has finally crossed $1 million mark at USA box office. This news is confirmed by the makers of Mahanati. They shared the poster and wrote on the Twitter page of Vyjayanthi Movies, “#Mahanati crosses Million dollar mark at US box-office, Savitramma continues her rule even after 40 years. #MillionDollarMahanati A @NirvanaCinemas US release. Thank You.”
Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda, Krish, Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Shalini Pandey and others. Mahanati is helmed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema banners.
In terms of collection, it looks like Mahanati will break several records in the coming days. Critics have been full of praise for Nag Ashwin’s directorial venture Mahanati.
Recently during the media interaction, cinematographer Dani Sanchez said that he was on cloud nine when Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, who worked as an assistant director to KV Reddy, complimented his work when they were shooting the Mayabazar segment in Mahanati. Dani Sanchez also said, “I received a call from Nag Ashwin in April 2017 to come on the board for Mahanati.”
Keerthy Suresh has also revealed that she was initially reluctant to accept the role of Mahanati, nervous if she would be able to imitate the veteran. She said it was legendary actress Savitri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari who helped her understand Savitri’s mannerisms and characteristics.
Savitri (Mahanati) was a girl from coastal Andhra Pradesh who ruled over the celluloid world for years. She was the leading lady, for whose dates even top stars waited in Tollywood and Kollywood in the 1950s and 1960s. Savitri suffered several setbacks in her personal and professional life, and died at the age of 41 because of alcoholism.