After long wait, the bilingual movie named Mahanati which tells the life story of legendary actress Savithri has been released all over the globe. This biopic has been written and directed by Nag Ashwin and it has been made in Telugu and Tamil. Keerthy Suresh is playing the lead role in this movie as she played Savithri in it. Young Mollywood Star Dulquar Salman made his entry into Mollywood through this flick playing Gemini Ganeshan. This flick has been bankrolled by Ashwini Dutt under the banners named Vyjayanti Movies and Swapna Cinema. Samantha, Vijay Devarkonda, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj etc too is a part of this movie’s star cast.
As you all know, the movie tells us about what happened in the life of Savithri who has been considered as one of the finest actresses in Tollywood. She had acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi as well. She was popular as producer, director and playback singer too. But in the last phase of her career and life, she struggled a lot and the film tells us all about her career and life.
Nag Ashwin had given us a movie which will remain with us for a long time from now. He had exhibited his craftsmanship through this flick. As a writer and director, he had done full justice to the life of legendary Savithri. He had his grip over the proceedings on screen and at the same time made it a beautiful cinematic experience. The plot situations were carefully chosen and it was executed with perfection. The detailing too was great as audience can feel what is going on the screen. The Tamil dialogues for this movie was written by Madhan Karky and he did a fine job as well. The movie presented realistically and at the same time never tested the patience of the audience.
Performance from Keerthy Suresh has been her career best one. She literally become one with the character and fabulously presented Savithri on screen. Her body language was great and she had conveyed the emotions even with subtle movements. Dulquar Salman had made a terrific entry with an amazing performance as Gemini Ganeshan. The way he changed his body language was amazing to watch and his dialogue delivery too deserves applause. Samantha has been great as usual and others like Vijay Devarkkonda, Prakash Raj, Shalini Pandey, Mohan Babu, Malavika Nair, Krish, Rajendra Prasad, Tarun Bhaskar etc too did very well and contributed to the movie in a handsome manner.
Visuals given by Danny Sanchez- Lopez has been terrific throughout. It set the tone of the movie and combined with the music by Micky J Mayer, the visuals spoke a lot. The songs and background scoring was fabulous as well. Kottagiri Venkateshwara Rao has been terrific once again with his sharp and fine editing skills.
Mahanati is in fact a great tribute to the late legendary actress Savithri. It will touch your heart for sure and will give you something fresh and unique. It will entertain you for sure and will enlighten you about the life of a legend, an actress par excellence, as well.