Mahanati

U Telugu

DRAMA

09 May 2018 2 hrs 56 mins

Synopsis

'Mahanati' is the first ever South Indian Biopic that celebrates veteran actress Savitri both as a superstar and as a person. It is a pure period film set in four decades from 50's to 80's and the first of it's kind on Indian screens.

Cast & Crew

Mahanati Movie Review - Emotional Delight


Mahanati Review

Starcast: Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salmaan, Vijay Devarakonda, Rajendra Prasad, Bhanupriya, Shalini Pandey, Mohanbabu & Tanikella Bharini.
Directed by Nag Ashwin
Dialogues Written by Sai Madhav Burra
Music Composed by Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography by Dani Sanchez Lopez
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Censor Certificate: U
Runtime: 176 Minutes
 
Nag Ashwin’s latest offering “Mahanati” tells * us * the epic tale of * the * “Legendary Actress’s” doomed love and * is a * biopic which is thoroughly enthralling.
 
From what we know of Mahanati Savithri garu ,she was renowned for her naturalistic acting abilities, her comic timing, her graceful dancing skills, and also she excelled as play back singer,director and a producer. She was * one of the * biggest female stars in south cinema who could steer a movie’s commercial fate on her own merit. On the flip side of story, it is said that Savithri was a home breaker , alchoholic and the biggest blunder of her life was to decide to settle as the second wife of Gemini Ganeshan , even though both loved each other immensely.
 
Nag Ashwin enhances the emotional part of the story with exceptionally brilliant writing. The way the life of Savitri, unfolds through the story run by journalist Madhuravani(Samantha) -is a top notch way of story telling. The film is a visual and emotional delight.
 
Utterly genuine in writing, assembling and execution, it is a film that casts a magical spell on its viewers.
 
Be it innocence,humour arrogance ,generosity and battling pain and rage KEERTHY SURESH silently scripts a towering performance as Savithri. She singes the screen within this Epic tale. Samantha and Dulquer as Gemini Ganeshan did a great job.
 
Cinematography by Dani Sanchez-Lopez is Colourful and imaginative, taking us back in time. Micky J Mayer has done a outstanding job .His music has depth and elevates the viewing experience.
 
On a whole the film is a roller coaster-ride of emotions. Wrapped in a richly complex theme that is dark to an extent, the storytelling is heart-warming. Acting of the ace star cast has hit the right pitch.
 
Overall, "Mahanati" is a charming film that you should not miss. You can better call “Mahanati” a celebration of Savithri’s life.

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