Mahaanati (2018)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 56 mins

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Mahanati chronicles the life of South Indian film industry’s first lady superstar – Savitri. Savitri was raised by her uncle who introduces her to film at the age 16 for money. Despite unmatched beauty and talent, Savitri initially faces rejection. She eventually got a break as a lead actress in Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952), and her life changed forever. Her journey to fame, marriage to Tamil super star Gemini Ganeshan and dramatic downfall make her story one of the most heart wrenching romantic tragedies ever.

Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Crew: Nag Ashwin (Director), Dani Sanchez-Lopez (Director of Photography), Mickey J Meyer (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 09 May 2018 (India), 10 May 2018 (New Zealand), 08 May 2018 (United States)

Tagline: Come be a part of History

Telugu Name: మహానటి

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Did you know? 'Mahaanati' was screened at The Shanghai International Film Festival which was held in China between 15th to 24th of June 2019. Read More
Extraordinary movie

The best film in 2018
Kerthi suresh acting is so impressive

Once in a lifetime movie

Movie is very very good.

Block buster 👌

Awesome movie industry hit savitri garu nice out standing acting by Keerthy Suresh Sam darling 👌 Vijay devarkonda and dulquer Salman good

Extraordinary taking movie

heroen action soooper

*SPOILER*  Blockbuster Bio Pic Movie Ever in Telugu cinema

legacy remains forever and ever...
And great actress of all time.... MAHANATI & once again kudos to dulquer/keeethi for his epic performance as SAVITRI GARU & GG

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as Savitri
as Madhura Vani
as Akkineni Nageswara Rao
as Durgamamba
as Subhadramma
as Sathyam
as Alamelu, Gemini Ganesan First wife
Supporting Actor
as SV Ranga Rao
as Keshava
as Aluri Chakrapani
as KV Chowdary
as Pingali Nagendra Rao
as Vedantam Raghavaiah
as Susheela
as LV Prasad
as Nissankara Rao Guruviah
as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
as Madhuravani’s Mother
as Vijay Anthony




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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
Come be a part of History
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Nadigaiyar Thilagam (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Mahanati (Malayalam)
Dubbed into: Mahaanati (Hindi)
Actress Mahanati Savitri was the only actress to achieve equal pay as male superstars like NTR and ANR.

Actress Savitri's marriage to actor Gemini Ganeshan got revealed to the public when she accidentally signed the Lux contract as Savitri Ganesh.

Director Ashwin had spent six months in research by reading articles and books, while meeting old journalists and actors who had been associated with the actress.

Director Ashwin had considered actor Suriya and Madhavan for the role of Gemini Ganesan, Savitri's husband before finalizing Dulquer Salmaan for the character.

'Mahaanati' was screened at The Shanghai International Film Festival which was held in China between 15th to 24th of June 2019.
Filming End Date:
22 Mar 2018
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04 May 2018, by Andhra & Telangana Wishesh Source
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07 Apr 2018, by Andhra & Telangana Wishesh Source
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05 Apr 2018, by Andhra & Telangana Wishesh Source
Savitri's biopic Mahanati postponed?
23 Jan 2018, by Andhra & Telangana Wishesh Source
Dulquer Salmaan Wraps Up Biopic Mahanati
18 Jan 2018, by iFlickz source