Official: Here’s the release date of Dulquer Salmaan-Keerthy Suresh starrer Mahanati
As we had reported earlier, Mahanati, the upcoming biopic on yesteryear actress Savitri, is nearing its final stages of shoot. Nag Ashwin is directing this movie which has Keerthy Suresh playing the legendary actress. Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha, Vijay Devarakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Rajendra Prasad, Mohan Babu, Shalini Pandey and Prakash Raj are also part of the cast.
Today, on the ocassion of Ugadi, the makers have officially announced the movie’s much awaited release date. Mahanati will be hitting screens worldwide on May 9 as a summer release. It was initially planned to be released on March 29 but shoot got delayed which forced the makers to postpone the release.
Mahanati will trace 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 industry. Savithri was briefly married to Gemini Ganesan and the movie will show some lesser known details about their relationship.
Dulquer Salmaan, who is making his Telugu debut, is playing Gemini Ganesan while Naga Chaitanya plays his real-life grand father Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) in the movie. Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda will be seen as journalists in the movie. The story evolves as the two set out to piece together the story of Savitri.
Mahanati is being produced by Vyjayanthi Movies. Since Savitri was hugely popular in all the southern industries, the makers have planned the movie as a multilingual. The Tamil version is titled as ‘Nadigayar Thilagam’. A dubbed version in Malayalam is also in the planning.
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