Reviewed By : Vijay  (MJ)
Verdict - Keerthy Suresh delivers a top class performance as Mahanati Savitri.
Starring : Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha, Vijay Deverakonda
Director : Nag Ashwin
Producers : Priyanka Dutt, Swapna Dutt
Music Director : Mickey J. Meyer
Cinematographer : Dani Sanchez-Lopez
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Ra
Finally the wait is over, the most-awaited film 'Mahanati' has came out, which was the biopic of Legendary actress Savitri. It was directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Priyanka Dutt and Swapna Dutt. This film has hit the screens on this Wednesday. Let's talk about the movie.
Madhuravani(Samantha) is a journalist in Madras who is assigned the duty of covering Savitri’s case after the actress ends up in a coma. Madhuravani decides to go neck deep into Savitri’s life and starts penning her life story from all the sources she meets. Rest of the story is showcased in a flashback mode from where Savitri played by Keerty Suresh becomes this great actress and how her life ends up in all kinds of problems after she falls in love with Gemini Ganesan(Dulquer Salman).
To create a true, full-blooded biopic, filmmakers need a free-hand : Mahanati, which claims to give us Savitri Uncut biography, is much more generous with details the rise and downfall of Telugu cinema’s most famous actress have been shown in a very effective manner. 'Mahanati' is one of the best examples to say it again that our Telugu cinema is shining with brilliant filmmakers. A top class performance by the Keerthy suresh for the seamless transformation from a playful young kid to a super star in the cinema world to a tragic soul. This is without a doubt the single best acting performance ever seen.
The film's direction (Nag Ashwin) is extremely well-crafted and inspiring, which keeps the viewers engaged right from the beginning. Besides doing complete justice to the life and lifestyle of Mahanati Savitri, the screenplay also helps in successfully mirroring her rise from a small town girl to an international star.
Mahanati is having good emotional scenes. We should appreciate the efforts of whole team. Music would have been better. Film is completely about the classic, emotional and inspirational bio epic of Mahanti savitri and Keerthy brought back the legendary actress, especially Mayabazar dance, no one felt like watching a film, felt like seeing Savitri garu in front of the eyes. And coming to other characters, It's a unique role for Samantha, regard her emotional performance in the climax is extraordinary. Vijay Deverakonda did his best for the film, Dulquer has given his all to make sure that his role in Mahanati is simply unforgettable. Director Krish is decent and makes a debut as an actor in Tollywood with this film. Mohan babu does an exceptional role in the film. There are also many other characters in the film who form a brillaint supporting cast and make the film more realistic.
Plus points :
* All the actors and actresses especially Keerthy Suresh.
* Best Direction and screenplay.
* Production values.
* Emotional scenes
* First half and Climax
Minus points :
* Little bit slow narration in the second half.
* Songs are average.
On the whole, 'Mahanati' hits a huge success on the account of it's engaging narration and a brilliant screenplay. Huge classic and inspirational film, Inspiration may come from anywhere, Just widen your Antennas and open to the Change. Overall, the film is a must watch for every film lover because it aptly tells the tale of an legendary actress Savitri.