Today, Mahanati completes its 50-day run at a few select cities in the twin Telugu states. It is directed by Nag Ashwin and jointly produced by C. Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema banners whereas the music is scored by Mickey J. Meyer. The production house Vyjayanthi Movies thanked to everyone via their tweet. They tweeted, “Reaching new milestones every day. Thank you all for making this happen! #Mahanati #50DaysofBBMahanati @KeerthyOfficial @dulQuer @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda.”
Keerthy Suresh essayed the role of Savitri whereas Mollywood star Dulquer Salmaan played Gemini Ganesan, the husband of Savitri in Mahanati. Apart from the lead pair, Mahanati has other stars like Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda, Rajendra Prasad, Tanikella Bharani, Bhanupriya, Malavika Nair, Shalini Pandey, Tulasi, Divyavani, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Naresh, Krish, Srinivas Avasarala, Sandeep Vanga, Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam, Sai Madhav Burra and Manobala in supporting roles.
Mahanati, Savitri biopic has grossed nearly Rs 70 Cr. The movie earned $2.5 million from the US and is still having a successful run at the box office.
Mahanati Savitri was undeniably one of the greatest actresses ever in Indian cinema. She was kind, sympathetic towards others, blindly trusted people close to her, and was a caring wife and mother. It is no secret that Savitri’s life, especially in the ’70s, was riddled with alcoholism, which ruined her career. Mahanati draws our attention to the marital discord between Savitri and her husband Gemini Ganesan, and the gap between them keeps getting wider because of jealousy.