Starring : Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha, Vijay Deverakonda
Director : Nag Ashwin
Producers : Priyanka Dutt, Swapna Dutt
Music Director : Mickey J. Meyer
Cinematographer : Dani Sanchez-Lopez
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
The wait is finally over as the much-awaited biopic of Savitri, Mahanati has finally hit the screens today.
Story : Madhuravani(Samantha) is a journalist in erstwhile Madras who is assigned the duty of covering Savitri’s case after the actress ends up in a coma. Madhuravani decides to go neck deep into Savitri’s life and starts penning her life story from all the sources she meets. Rest of the story is showcased in a flashback mode from where Savitri played by Keerty Suresh becomes this great actress and how her life ends up in all kinds of problems after she falls in love with Gemini Ganesan(Dulquer Salman).
Cast and Performance : Keerthi Suresh has proved that she is the apt choice for the role of Mahanati Savithri and she has put her heart to live in the role. This movie stays forever as a milestone in her life. Dulquer Salman as Gemini Ganeshan is fantastic. Samantha Akkineni as Madhuravani, a journalist who writes a story on Mahanati is superb and her performance in climax stands out. Vijay Deverakonda as Anthony is perfect. Rajendra Prasad as KV Chowdary, uncle of Savithri is nice. Prakash Raj as Aluri Chakrapani, Krish as KV Reddy, Mohan Babu as SV Ranga Rao are perfect. All other actors did a pretty nice job in their roles.
Mahanati Movie Plus points:
- Keerthy Suresh
- Samantha Akkineni
- Dulquer Salmaan
- Art direction
Mahanati Movie Minus Points:
- Second half little bit slow
Analysis: Rarely we come across a film, err an epic, like Mahanati. Start to end, the film has its moments. Director Nag Ashwin carefully shaped up the film. The film strikes chords emotionally. The chemistry between Savitri and Gemini Ganesan has worked very well. Especially, post-interval, the film makes us teary-eyed. The lull-phase of Savitri has been dealt aesthetically.
Barring lag at small portions, Mahanati has nothing to complain about. The film brings us back the golden memories of Savitri. It is a befitting tribute to the legendary actress. Yes, this biopic makes an indelible impact. Go for it.