Mahanati opens to highly positive reviews; Dulquer Salmaan thanks the team for an unforgettable experience!
Mahanati, the 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 from last night with reviews 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.
Seeing the overwhelming reviews, Dulquer has posted a note on his social media page thanking the whole cast and crew of Mahanati for offering him such an unforgettable experience. His post reads,
Hearing the most wonderful things about #Mahanati ! Overwhelmed and grateful ! Thank you Nagi Swapna Priyanka and Ashwini Dutt garu for putting their faith in me. Lots of love to Keerthy Samantha Vijay Rajendra Prasad garu and the entirely wonderful cast of #Mahanati ! Everyday was a learning experience and everyday was unforgettable !
Mahanati follows Savitri’s 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. It is expected to have a good opening in Kerala thanks to Dulquer, whose presence guarantees a fair run for the movie in the state. The actor has not had a release for nearly seven months now and naturally his fans are eagerly waiting for Mahanati.