Confirmed! Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer, Samantha will release on May 9 in Tamil and Telugu
Mahanati/Nadigaiyar Thilagam is one of the most awaited biopics down South. The film will chronicle the life of yesteryear south superstar Savithri. She was a renowned actress who made her mark across several languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam. Keerthy Suresh, a popular up and coming star in Tamil and Malayalam is stepping into this legendary character’s shoes to play her. on screen. This will be a big film not just for the south industry but also for the actress who is entering a different league with this biopic. As per the latest update, the film will now release on May 9. The movie was earlier scheduled to release on May 29th, but looks like we will get a chance to be enthralled by Savithri’s life only two months later.
The movie also stars Dulquer Salmaan who will play Gemini Ganesan, her husband. Their marriage was under covers until she reportedly signed as Savithri Ganesh on the one of the paintings. Interestingly he was also married to Pushpavalli. He had children with both of them. The film also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu who will reportedly Jamuna, her confidante. The story will be narrated form her perspective. Anushka Shetty has come on board to reportedly play Bhanumathi, one of Savithri’s biggest contemporaries. The story goes that, Savitri became a star after all of Bhanumathi’s rejected films came to her. She was one of the most powerful personalities of her time. As per a recent update, Naga Chaitanya has agreed to play Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the film. Vijay Devarakonda will also play a crucial character in the movie. The film is directed by Nag Ashwin.
On working with him, here’s what Keerthy Suresh has to say – “We had the narration session for almost three hours. If nobody had mentioned it, I would have never known or felt that the director has little experience. The very thought of making a biopic on Savithri amma itself is very mature. Not everybody can think like that or pull it off as he did. I never had any apprehensions about his experience because he has done his part well.”