Mahanati is one of the most awaited Tollywood films this year. The film is a biopic on the life of legendary actress Savitri. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati has whipped up curiosity among the audience because of many reasons. Right from the stellar cast to the grand, true-to-life costumes, the film offers everything that you would expect. Let’s take a closer look at why you shouldn’t miss this shining tribute to one of the brightest stars South Indian cinema has ever seen!
1. A Much Awaited Biopic
Mahanati is not the usual commercial entertainer. Instead, it is a special offering from Tollywood after a long time. More importantly, Savitri wasn’t just an ordinary actress but an exceptional artist. And she was a celebrated name across the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam as well as the Hindi film industries. In addition to that, she was a playback singer, a dancer and a filmmaker. A winner of the prestigious Rashtrapati Award, she was honoured among “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India.
Mahanati beautifully showcases all these aspects of her life while also narrating her story as an individual.
2. The Strong Star Cast
The film stars Keerthy Suresh in the titular role. The star cast also includes amazing actors such as Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salmaan, Prakash Raj, Nani, Bhanupriya, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Srinivas Avasarala and Mohan Babu. Watching all of them come together telling the true story of Savitri will be one mesmerizing treat for movie goers.
3. Revisiting the Glorious Old Era
The film is set in the 1980s and brings back the nostalgic elements of that era. While beautifully covering all the major events of Savitri’s life, the film promises a trip of grandeur and glory back in time.
4. The Mayabazar Sequence
Mayabazar is an epic fantasy film from the 1950s and one of the most remembered works of Savitri. The makers of Mahanati have announced a sequence recreating the sets of Mayabazar. Also, Savitri’s look, the superhit songs and other attractive details of the film will appear in Mahanati.
5. The Costumes & Jewellery
The Mahanati team has worked hard to replicate all of the iconic looks of Savitri on screen. While the costumes are by Gaurang Shah , Naveen and Rajesh Sangli have designed all the jewellery. Over a hundred artisans have worked on creating the costumes and 15 craftsmen have hand-crafted the intricate ornaments!