Mahanati, helmed by creative and talented film maker Nag Ashiwn, Starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda in lead roles released on 9th May amidst high expectations. On its opening it received superb response by the movie lovers. Number of celebrities from film industry and politicians have already showered their praises on this biopic of South Indian legendary actress Savitri. According to the traders report, Mahanati has earned Rs 23.3 Cr shares at the box office of both Telugu states- Andhra Pradesh and Telanagana after the successful run of 19 days.
The area-wise break up are as follows.
Nizam :Rs 10.32 Cr
Ceded :Rs 2.44 Cr
UA :Rs 3.2 Cr
East :Rs 1.74 Cr
West :Rs 1.21 Cr
Krishna :Rs 2 Cr
Guntur :Rs 1.77 Cr
Nellore :Rs 0.62 Cr
Total AP/ TS Shares :Rs 23.3 Cr
The movie has the music by Mickey J Meyer, Mahanati is all about the journey of yesteryear actress Savitri, played by Keerthy Suresh, right from her childhood and rise to fame, to consequent downfall and death. The movie also extensively charts her tempestuous relationship with Gemini Ganesan, played by Mollywood star Dulquer Salmaan, whom she married against her family’s wishes at very tender age.
Samantha Akkineni essays the role of a journalist Madhuravani who’s handed the task of writing the report of legendary actress Savitri being in coma by her Editor, played by Tanikella. Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey plays the role of Savitri’s childhood friend Susheela. Vijay Deverakonda plays Anthony, Akkinnei Naga Chaitanya plays his grandfather ANR, whereas senior actor Mohan Babu plays SV Ranga Rao.
Mahanati, bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies, has been declared a blockbuster film by the trade.
Another big-budget female-centric movie is currently under production is the widely-publicized multi-lingual Veeramadevi, in whichIndo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone is playing the titular role. She will be seen essaying the role of a warrior princess. The periodic war epic is tipped to be made on a whopping budget of Rs 100 crore.