A still from movie Mahanati
A still from movie Mahanati

Mahanati movie review: Director Nag Aswin's Telugu movie Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Devarakonda, has received positive review and rating from the audience.

Mahanati is the biopic of South Indian actress Savitri and it is also released in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam. Siddhaarth Sivasamy has written the screenplay, while Sai Madhav Burra penned dialogues for the movie, which is produced by C Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt, Priyanka Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema.

Mahanati story: 

Mahanati is the first ever south Indian biopic on the life of veteran actress Savitri. Set in four decades from 50's to 80's, the movie throws light on some important events of her life both as a superstar and a person. The film brings out certain interesting and lesser known aspects of her life.


Keerthy Suresh has played the titular role in Mahanati and she has done justice to it. Her performance is the highlight of the movie. Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Devarakonda, who have played important roles and done justice. Jr NTR, Mohan Babu and host of other actors' cameo roles are also among the big attractions of the movie, say the viewers


Mahanati has good production values and Mickey J Meyer's music, Dani Sanchez-Lopez's cinematography, Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's editing, dialogues, makeup and recreation of her era are attractions on the technical front, say the audiences.

Mahanati movie audience review live updates: 

We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to read audience's response.

Vishnu Thej Putta‏ @VishnuThejPutta

#Mahanati 1st half engaging n entertaining interestingly woven btw Savitri's reel n real life. Subtle comedy, well written dialogues. lively moments with young bubbly Savitri, @keerthyofficial excels, @Samanthaprabhu2 & @thedeverakonda drive the story. Poetic interval bang

B.Abhishek @maverix111

Super first half...right from the very first scene u get the vibe that it's gonna be good and it has been good so far ..was skeptical of the biopic before but really well handled ..Keerthy justifying the role of #Mahanati and is lovely.. Awesome biopic,heart wrenching too..falling short of superlatives to praise Keerthy.Actors/actresses are immortalized by their work already & to be immortalized in a classic is legendary..loved the Sam track too, #Mahanati is for the ages,to be celebrated.very good Nag Ashwin

Thyview‏ @Thyview

Wedding scene will leave an ever lasting impression on you, @KeerthyOfficial &@dulQuer chemistry Top Notch. @KeerthyOfficial expression..Maan she is too gooodd #Mahanati @SwapnaCinema @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda 1st half is excellent #Mahanati. performances are the best , technically the film is solid the DOP and the art director Avinash successfully recreated the 60's & 50's. BGM by Micky is excellent Its's filled with some iconic scenes of savitri amma and basically its a love story 2nd half - @TheDeverakonda & @Samanthaprabhu2 scene in 2nd half is hilarious and also the Recreation of Mayabazaar and other epic films are excellent #Mahanati @KeerthyOfficial @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda @SwapnaCinema

Socio Sapien‏ @sociosapien

#Mahanati first half done. @dulQuer as GeminiGanesan is cool. @Samanthaprabhu2 and @TheDeverakonda is good. But it is #RajendraPrasad is very good and ofcourse @KeerthyOfficial is amazing, she lives #Savithri. I doubt if anyone can fill the resemblance she has with #mahanati #Mahanati - a great story of #Savitri deserved to be told and it is wonderfully told. Take a bow #NagAshwin. Immense respect to @KeerthyOfficial. In 2nd half, she just looks like #Mahanati. Everyone in this movie can be proud telling story of one of the greatest women. #Mahanati - boxoffice or not , it will surely remembered as successful portrayal of #savitri. People, spare your time and money to know who the great #Mahanati #Savitri really is behind the screens. A great actor, humanitarian , philanthropist and a wonderful soul. Winner ! Can't stop raving @KeerthyOfficial portrayal of #savitri. Make no mistake people, the gargantuan task she had to do and I can assure she did her best. The pin drop silence after the movie and people walking quietly outside speaks the impact of the movie. Heart wrenching tale!


Just watched #Mahanati and I am totally mesmerized by it. Make time to watch it. @KeerthyOfficial you as the great Mahanati have done absolute justice. @TheDeverakonda is there anything that you cannot do. @Samanthaprabhu2 your role was subtle but had the maximum impact. #RajendraPrasad garu what an actor you are, the person who brings smiles along the movie. @chay_akkineni ANR lives on in you. @dulQuer . A special mention to the makers of the movie, thank you for showing us the true #MAHANATI.

Soumya‏ @SoumyaNukala

An absolute viewing pleasure, touching tribute, and a proud moment for Telugu cinema all in one. Hope it ushers in a new direction towards varied, content driven cinema in TFI. #mahanati #savithrigaru

AKHIL‏ @AkhilBhasuru

Just Watched #Mahanati BLOCK BUSTER BOMMA @KeerthyOfficial acting ayithe Keka @Samanthaprabhu2 @dulQuer @TheDeverakonda @themohanbabu etc.., every one did their best especially @chay_akkineni comeo as #ANR Theatre mottham arupule Ditto ANR la digipoyadu

bhargavchowdary‏ @bhargavyedupati

#Mahanati #masterpiece Must watch. A performance to be remembered by @KeerthyOfficial @dulQuer @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda Take a Bow @nagashwin7 you have long way to go thanks to @SwapnaCinema @VyjayanthiFilms. Best BGM by @mickeyjmeyer. Recommended to each and everyone.

Sharat‏ @sherry1111111

#Mahanati First half done. @KeerthyOfficial is splendid and is nailing the role. Very hard to recreate the era of 1950's. Loving every minute in the film. Take a bow Nag Ashwin. @NirvanaCinemas - you guys have a winner. Credit should go to @VyjayanthiFilms for taking up this film and trusting it. You had faced a big low in your career, but you still tried to give Good Cinema. You are a true legend - Giving back to the Cinema which gave you everything #MahaNati Give all the fucking awards to this keerthy suresh. Never a heroine gave so many heart touching scenes. Just goosebumps stuff #MahaNati #Mahanati is a masterpiece... with kirthy suresh giving a lifetime performance. dulquer salmaan is just unbelievable. This movie is love story more than a biopic. What an amazing span and music. Take a bow Nagi. Arjun reddy, rangasthalam tarvatha next classic #Mahanati Will be remembered for many many years. @KeerthyOfficial You just nailed every minute expression. Nag Ashwin - Hatsoff !

The Vincible‏ @TheVincible

#Mahanati : First Half has got the making of an Epic Classic #Mahanati:Take a bow Nag Ashwin, Keerthy&Samantha.They bring the diva of Telugu screen to life and make it an all time classic Telugu cinema would be proud of.Standing Ovation in the theater. Ppl of 1960-80 will throng to theaters.I am now searching for Savitri movies on YouTube

I'mPannu ‏ @praneshpannu

#Mahanati A #Masterpiece - Classic! & Must watch. Best top notch Performance to be remembered by @KeerthyOfficial. A Special THANKS to the ENTIRE TEAM @VyjayanthiFilms for making this possible. Best BGM by @mickeyjmeyer. @Samanthaprabhu2 n @TheDeverakonda @dulQuer @best.

Vijay ™‏ @vijaytarak9999

#Mahanati - The true definition of EPIC A great tribute to #Savitri gaaru ! Every artist done their job well @KeerthyOfficial career best performance She just lived in #Savitri garu role @Samanthaprabhu2 done her role very well especially in climax

HARI KIRAN‏ @harikiranroyal

#Mahanati - Mind Blowing. This will Stay as "CLASSIC". I felt like #Savithri again born as @KeerthyOfficial . Whattey Performance @Samanthaprabhu2 , @TheDeverakonda Rocked. Special Mention to Nag Ashwin and Mickey. Stop whatever you are doing and go watch #Mahanati.

Pradeep‏ @trulypradeep

MAHANATI.... FLAWLESS CLASSIC... @KeerthyOfficial Terrifically portrayed Savitri garu's role. @dulQuer is apt! Savitri garu and her biopic will be remembered forever. Kudos to @VyjayanthiFilms and the entire team of #Mahanati. Congratulations for the blockbuster :)