Yesterday, the highly anticipated teaser of Mahanati was out starring Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni and Dulquer Salmaan. The 50 second video clip has only piqued our interests in the film that is slated to release on May 9 this year. The video only carries a montage of the best moments of Savitri’s life and rushes past you quickly. Black and white scenes from Savitri’s films are interwoven with her real life story. Keerthy who is essaying the role of Savitri is seen shooting for a film, or singing to her baby with her husband Gemini Ganesan (Dulquer) by her side in the teaser. Helmed and written by Nag Ashwin, the film will have a multi-lingual release in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The film is titled Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil.
The teaser that released yesterday received a phenomenal response from the audiences and critics at large. Many members of the South film fraternity were also all praises for the teaser and the actors. They were particularly in love with Keerthy Sursh’s makeover as the late actress, Savitri. Suresh received a huge applause and thumbs up from people all across the social media platform. Take a look at the tweets below :
In less than 24 hours since its release, the teaser has crossed 2 million views and garnered over 52 thousand likes and 2,400 comments. It is a multi-lingual biopic, given that the actress worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi film industries for over 30 years. Bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies and also stars Shalini Pandey, Vijay Deverakonda, Prakash Raj and others in pivotal roles.