Mahanati: Official teaser of Dulquer Salmaan’s debut Telugu movie to be released tomorrow!
The highly anticipated Savitri biopic, Mahanti is gearing up to hit screens on May 9. Keerthy Suresh plays the legendary actress Savitri in this Nag Ashwin directorial while Dulquer Salmaan essays the role of the late Gemini Ganesan. Samantha, ‘Arjun Reddy’ fame Vijay Devarakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Rajendra Prasad, Mohan Babu, Shalini Pandey and Prakash Raj are also part of the cast.
The makers have informed that the movie’s teaser will be released tomorrow (April 14). Mahanati is one of the most awaited movies in Telugu cinema this year majorly due to its biopic nature and the huge star cast. The movie traces Savitri’s life from the 1940s to 1980s and will feature those films she has acted with NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and other legends from the Telugu and Tamil film industry.
Savitri was briefly married to actor Gemini Ganesan and the movie will also show some lesser known details about their relationship. Dulquer, who is making his Telugu debut, is playing Gemini Ganesan while Naga Chaitanya is said to be playing his real-life grand father Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) in the movie. Prakash Raj is essaying the role of popular Telugu cinema producer Chakrapani. Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda will be seen as journalists in the movie.
Since Savitri was a hugely popular actress in all the southern film industries, the makers have planned the movie as a bilingual. The Tamil version is titled as ‘Nadigayar Thilagam’. If the ongoing TFPC strike ends by May 9, both the Tamil and Telugu versions are expected to release simultaneously.