Mahanati movie is a biopic of evergreen actress Savitri directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanti movie banner while Mickey J Meyer scored music for this movie. Mahanati will be simultaneously made in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu.
Keerthy Suresh, Samantha, Dulquer Salmaan are played the main lead roles in this movie.
There is really nothing much to discuss about the storyline as it's a transparent and faithful biopic on the yesteryear legendary actress and the plot is known to the audiences beforehand. Mahanati starts with a suicide attempt by Savitri (Keerthi Suresh) who slips into a coma.
Madhuravani (Samantha) and Vijay Anthony (Vijay Deverkonda), journalists at Prajavani daily, gets on to the job of covering the life story of Savitri. Flashback portion begins! Savitri's initial entry into the industry, rise to stardom-superstardom, her midlife struggles and eventually, her downfall in both personal and professional lives. All these bits are packaged in a superior product called Savitri.
National Film Awards
Mahanti Won the Best Telugu Feature Film and Best Costumes Award In 66 National Film Awards. Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress Award.