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Nadigaiyar Thilagam (Tamil)

Released May 8, 2018 2h 49m Biography History Drama TRAILER for Mahanati: Teaser Trailer 1 List
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The life story of South Indian actress Savitri, who took the film industry by storm in the late '50s and '60s. Read More Read Less
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Film Companion Staff Film Companion Ashwin's take on the Saviritri story successfully explores a complex woman and her turbulent journey, brought to life by an unforgettable performance from Keerthy Suresh. Oct 27, 2020 Full Review Mythily Ramachandran Gulf News (UAE) Keerthy Suresh completely owns her character and delivers a powerful performance. Feb 24, 2020 Full Review Manoj Kumar R The Indian Express The four best things to happen to Nag's film are Dulquer Salmaan, Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni and the costume designers. These three actors are in top form and equally shoulder this film. Rated: 4/5 Dec 19, 2018 Full Review Neeshita Nyayapati The Times of India Tears will be shed, claps will be heard, goose bumps will be felt - all in reverence and in tribute to the Mahanati. But the best part about this film is it will make you smile. May 11, 2018 Full Review Hemanth Kumar Firstpost Mahanati offers a well-researched glimpse into the life of Savitri and it is perhaps the best way to introduce the next generation of moviegoers to an iconic actress. Rated: 3/5 May 11, 2018 Full Review Archana Nathan The 176-minute movie is evenly paced, and the director ensures that the cameo-heavy screenplay is not reduced to a series of entries and exits. May 11, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Screen presentation awesome 😎 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Timeless classic. It's not just a movie but the life of greatest south Indian actress SAVITRI garu. A must watch for all generations. It involves emotion, fame, compassion and addiction. 💯 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Featuring an extraordinary performance by Keerthi Suresh and a strong supporting cast, Mahanati is an outstanding film directed by Nag Ashwin. The writing and direction, along with good production values, music and cinematography, make for an engaging and immersive emotional experience. The film made me laugh, it made me cry, and had me rooting for Keerthy Suresh's Savitri throughout. A MUST WATCH FILM FOR ANY FILM FAN. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Savitri was a stunning actress of her times. Her life and her generosity and her conviction over here screenplay as an actor was something always worth a watch. She took the Telugu film industry by storm. Her expressiveness and her beauty made people fall in love with her. No one could keep a count on how many autographs she signed all her life. But alas, a falling marriage and a failing film career resulted her great downfall as a woman, as a mother, as a pioneer. After living a luxurious life, a glorious character in her own right died an infamous death. This is a mainstream film with smarts. The reason why it is the best Non-Hindi film I've seen this year lies in the fact that it doesn't demoralize and create sensation about her downfall, and plays its notes with utmost sincerity and conviction. The film has people on top of their craft. And after Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut in 'Piku' and 'Tanu weds Manu Returns' have I seen such an amazing, beautiful and effective performance by an actress. And after so long has Telugu cinema got such a layered biopic. For me, it ranks right up there with 'Iruvar'. A pleasurable film, in every sense of word. Not only is it poetic and charming, it also offers a fresh observation, something Indian biopics are ultimately accused of never having. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Keerthi Suresh did an incredible portrayal of Legendary Savitri Garu from 50's Indian Cinema.The movie is so moving and the way the highs and lows are shown is so enigmatic.This movie alongside 96 would clearly be the winner for 2018 for me. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member i havent seen any savitri movie(To which The biopic is made),But the actress in movie had so realistic and natural Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The life story of South Indian actress Savitri, who took the film industry by storm in the late '50s and '60s.
Nag Ashwin
Priyanka Dutt, Swapna Dutt
Sai Madhav Burra
Nirvana Motion Pictures
Production Co
Vyjayanthi Movies
Biography, History, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
May 8, 2018, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 4, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
2h 49m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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