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Mahanati movie release highlights: Celebrities laud Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan

Mahanati: Want to know what critics, celebrities and fans are saying about Keerthy Suresh starrer Mahanati? Read our blog for all the updates about the Savitri biopic.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2018 10:01:09 pm
mahanati movie While Mahanati will hit screens today, the Tamil version of the Savitri biopic Nadigaiyar Thilagam will release on May 11.

The much-awaited biopic Mahanati released on Wednesday in the Telugu States and the US. Mahanati is based on the life of legendary actor Savitri, whose work has a special place in the history of Indian cinema. She has acted in more than 260 films in various languages, including Telugu and Tamil. She also lived life on her own terms at a time when everybody believed a woman’s life is only confined to the four walls of her house.

Also Read | Nag Ashwin on Mahanati: The film is very honest

Keerthy Suresh has played the iconic movie star in the film, which will release in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam on Friday. It has a huge star cast including Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda, Kajal Agarwal and Shalini Pandey among others. Mahanati is helmed by Yevade Subramanyam director Nag Aswin.

Also Read | Vijay Deverakonda’s birthday marked by Mahanati release, Dear Comrade first look and ice cream truck

Live Blog

Read all the updates about Mahanati, starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda, Rajendra Prasad, Tanikella Bharani, Bhanupriya, Malavika Nair, Kajal Agarwal and Shalini Pandey.

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Dulquer Salmaan is elated after SS Rajamouli's remarks
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Vamshi Paidipally on Mahanati

"#Mahanati @SwapnaCinema..A Big Shout for the whole team of this Epic..#NagAshwin Thank You Nagi for making this film. Savitri garu is always Eternal and You made Her much more Eternal..Have no words to explain Your Research,Your writing,Your screenplay & Your Direction. RESPECT," tweeted filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally.

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Rupa Manjari on Mahanati
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Brahmaji on Mahanati
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Mahanati off to a good start in the US
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Adivi Sesh on Mahanati
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Mohan Babu on Mahanati

Ashwini Dutt is one good director. Both his sons with a lot of courage, keeping monetary benefits or thoughts aside, made the film Mahanati on Savitri. I am hearing that they have done a great job. It is a pleasure and honour that I am a part of such a big film. The credit goes to the director and the producers. I bless both the kids with health and prosperity and hope that they continue to make more of such good films.

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Mahanati: More audience reaction
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14:59 (IST)09 May 2018
Sushanth on Mahanati
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Samantha Ruth Prabhu on Mahanati

"I am very proud to have played a small part in this CLASSIC ❤️ Thankyou @nagashwin7 for Madhuravani .. #Mahanati @KeerthyOfficial you were just Outstanding !! Much love to my producers @VyjayanthiFilms and @TheDeverakonda @dulQuer . #TeamMahanati," tweeted Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

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Atlee on Mahanati
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A sneak peek at Prakash Raj as Aluri Chakrapani

Prakash Raj plays filmmaker-writer and founder of Chandamama Aluri Chakrapani in the Savitri biopic Mahanati.

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BVS Ravi on Mahanati

Writer-filmmaker BVS Ravi shared on Twitter: "Left speechless watching the classic #MAHANATI for the utmost care taken to capture the authentic details in terms of production design, makeup n hair-do.Mesmerises us to believe that its not @KeerthyOfficial but #Savitrigaru herself. It’s once in a lifetime performance for her."

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Dulquer Salmaan is absolutely fantastic in Mahanati, says SS Rajamouli
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Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao heaps praise on Mahanati

Ace filmmaker Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao wrote on Twitter: "It takes a great deal of courage to make a film like Mahanati. I am thankful to Vyjayanthi movies for presenting Savitri garu's biopic to the audience and the newer generation. Keerthy has lived her character. Dulquer as Gemini Ganesan is excellent. Heartfelt congratulations to Nag Ashwin and the entire film unit."

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Sampath Nandi on Mahanati
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Mahanati: Early audience reaction
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Vamsi Kaka on Mahanati
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Planning to watch Mahanati? Here are some reasons to watch the Savitri biopic


The millennials, who grew up watching south Indian movies, would have definitely seen at least one or two films of Savitri. The senior members of our households would have heaped praises on the actor describing her as a great artiste. When we watch Savitri’s movies we understand that all the praises she gets were not an exaggeration and that they were well-deserved. But, Mahanati gives an opportunity to understand her off-screen personality, which seems to be bold and daring.

Ensemble cast

One of the highlights of Mahanati will be its star cast. The film is built around the south Indian film industry at a time when Savitri was at the peak of her career. Not just Savitri, it will also bring back other legendary actors such as Gemini Ganesan (Dulquer Salmaan), N T Rama Rao (Jr NTR) and other veteran filmmakers to the screen. Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda, Shalini Pandey among others play important roles.

Also Read | Mahanati: Five reasons to watch the Keerthy Suresh starrer

11:22 (IST)09 May 2018
Vishnu Manchu on Mahanati

Mahanati is a biopic of late south Indian actress Savitri who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s. Apart from Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Devarakonda, the film also features cameo appearances by Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Nani, Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj and Bramhanandam.

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First published on: 09-05-2018 at 09:41:45 am
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