Savitri biopic- Mahanati is casting magic at the domestic, as well as international box office, with each passing day. Mahanati is helmed by Nag Ashwin who has previously directed ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ and got an identity in the industry. Savitri’s childhood, her marital life and many more important events of her life are shown on the screen. The makers of Mahanati have released a video on Youtube- Women in Mahanati… Making of #Mahanati Video and captioned it, “We have made it possible with our strong and beautiful pillars of success.”
Keerthi Suresh who is well known face for Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam audiences essayed the role of Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan. Naga Chaitanya in the role of ANR, Mohan Babu as SV Ranga Rao, Samantha Akkineni as Madhuravani, Vijay Deverakonda as Vijay Antony, Shalini Pandey as Susheela- Savitri’s childhood friend, Malavika Nair as Alamelu, Tulasi as Madhuravani’s mother, Bhanupriya as Durgamamba-Savitri’s paternal Aunt, Divyavani as Subhadramma- Savitri’s mother, Rajendra Prasad as poet Chowdhary, Prakash Raj as Aluri Chakrapani.
Mahanati, which was released on 9th May, received positive response around the globe, and finally Mahanati has crossed the million dollar mark at the US box office.
According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Mahanati is the third film for Keerthy Suresh, fourteenth film for Samantha Akkineni and first film for Dulquer Salmaan to enter the million dollar club in the US box office.
Savitri had acted in more than 260 films in various languages, including Telugu and Tamil. Savitri was one of the actress who lived life on her own terms at a time when everybody believed a woman’s life is only confined to the four walls of her house.
Keerthy Suresh thanked to everyone via her tweet, “Thanks to one and all for the incredible love towards #Mahanati“. Samantha Akkinnei tweeted, “Thankyou with all my heart for giving me the best summer I could ever ask for #Rangasthalam #Mahanati #IrumbuThirai HATRICK!! Officially the happiest girl in the world (sic).
Mahanati is produced by C. Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema banners.