Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil) is a biopic on the life of Savitri. The movie is directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Priyanka and Swapna Dutt under banner Vyjayanthi Movies. Keerthy Suresh is playing the role of the late legendary actress, while Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salmaan, and Vijay Deverakonda reprise other important roles.
The film unit has almost wrapped up the production of Mahanati, which is scheduled for grand release May 9. The makers of the movie have kick-started promotions and released some of its promos. They unleashed its first look posters on the internet and its teaser on the YouTube channel of Vyjayanthi Movies on April 14.
After releasing the teaser of Mahanati, the producers stated, "The greatest story ever told about the greatest actress that ever lived. It is such a privilege to make a biopic of the one and only Mahanati Savitri, an iconic actress we were ever blessed with. #Mahanati is an ode to the great soul that etched a special place in all our hearts."
The posters of Mahanati went viral on social media hours after they hit the internet. Its teaser also took the YouTube by storm with its views count crossing 1-million mark in less than half a day. The first look video has registered 1,810,920 views, 47,000 likes and 2,240 comments in less than a day. It has received a positive talk from celebs, critics and audiences.
Actress Lakshmi Manchu: This has to be one of the most epic biographic films of Indian cinema...Your efforts look spellbound! Much excited to watch it in the theatres! #MahaanatiTeaser @themohanbabu @Samanthaprabhu2 @KeerthyOfficial @dulQuer @TheDeverakonda @nagashwin7 ❤️
Film critic Idlebrain Jeevi: Saw the teaser of #Mahanati. It's intriguing and classy!! Looking forward for the release. I think the team has a winner in their hand!
Tamil film critic Surendhar MK: #NadigaiyarThilagam features all the lead actors in interesting makeovers. Should be an interesting experience if everything turns out well. #Savitri @KeerthyOfficial in & as #NadigaiyarThilagam
Viewer named Sahal dQ: After watching #Mahanati teaser , No doubt it will be a classy heart touching biopic of #Savithri and will hit the screens on this may 9th. I'm Dahm sure that @dulQuer ❤ , @KeerthyOfficial and the entire castings will rock !! Waiting for the epic!! #MahanatiTeaser
The wait is over... Presenting the first look of the much-awaited Telugu film #Mahanati... Stars Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda... Directed by Nag Ashwin... Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, Priyanka and Swapna Dutt. pic.twitter.com/8OUR6e4iqi— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 14, 2018
Filmgoer named Pranita Jonnalagedda: Whooow Such a beautiful image of @KeerthyOfficial as #Mahanati Savitri. Well, there's apparently a lot more in store where that came from Teaser out, later today.
The makers of Mahanati had released the first look posters of Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha earlier this week. Both them have received wonderful response and raised the curiosity and expectations from the movie.
Really happy to be a part of such a wonderful film . I hope you love #Madhuravani as much as I loved being her ❤️❤️❤️ #Mahanati @VyjayanthiFilms @nagashwin7 #MahanationMay9th pic.twitter.com/zrCim93nPW— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) April 6, 2018
Looks like @Samanthaprabhu2 are twins in 80's decade , one grew up as ramlakshmi and became a farmer and other grew up in city as Madhuravani and became a journalist. So @Samanthaprabhu2 what are you upto in the 1980's?. #mahanati pic.twitter.com/2XGPAiZElE— sriram (@sriramkurapati) April 11, 2018