Rajamouli heaps praise on Dulquer Salmaan and Keerthy Suresh for their performances in Mahanati
Mahanati, the hugely hyped Telugu biopic on legendary actress Savitri, has hit screens today (May 9). The movie has opened to extremely positive reviews after the initial shows. Social medias have been abuzz with positive reviews from last night after the overseas shows. This Nag Ashwin directorial has Keerthy Suresh playing the role of Savitri while Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan, who is making his Telugu debut, plays late actor Gemini Ganesan in the movie.
The two lead actors have been getting a lot of appreciation for their performance in Mahanati. Latest to praise them is ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli who rated Keerthy Suresh’s performance as one the finest he has ever seen while also officially declaring himself as a Dulquer Salmaan fan. The brief note in his social media handle reads,
Keerthy Suresh’s potrayal of Savitri garu is one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen. It is not just imitating. She brought the legendry actress back to life. Dulquer Salman is absolutely fantastic. I am his fan now.
Congratulations Nag Ashwin and Swapna. Your belief, persistence and determination are remarkable. #Mahanati
Mahanati is a movie centred around the life of Savitri. The narrative follows her life from the 1940s to 1980s. The story evolves as two journalists, played by Samantha and Vijay Deverakonda, set out to piece together the story of Savithri’s life. Though the movie mostly revolves around Savitri’s life, Dulquer as Gemini Ganesan is one of the principal characters in the movie. Savitri was briefly married to Gemini Ganesan and the movie shows some lesser known details about their relationship. Mahanati’s Tamil (Nadigayar Thilagam) and Malayalam (Mahanadi) versions are slated for release on May 11.