Savitri biopic Mahanati which featured Keerthy Suresh in the lead role has been selected to be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival 2019, its makers revealed on Saturday. Mahanati Movie Screened at Shanghai International Film Festival, Director Nag Ashwin took to Twitter and wrote: “Privileged to take our Savitri garu to China. Quite confident that she will steal their hearts as well.”
Mahanati Movie Screened at Shanghai International Film Festival, The film has been titled Mahanati – The Great Actress for its Chinese release. Released amid great hype last year, Mahanati went on to be a box-office success. Being a biopic, a genre so rare in Tollywood, it’s an accomplishment that Mahanati stirred up a box-office storm. It made nearly Rs. 50 crore.
Mahanati Movie which also stars Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Dulquer Salmaan, Rajendra Prasad and Shalini Pandey among others in key roles, had a simultaneous release in Tamil as well. Dulquer Salman played Gemini Ganesan in the film, which was dubbed and released in Tamil as Nadigayar Thilagam.
Pleased by the response for the film and her performance, Keerthy Suresh had said in a post-release chat that the success has made her more responsible. “I’m thrilled with the overall response. However, I also feel I have an added responsibility to my future projects. The fact that this a woman-centric film and it has been doing so well at the box-office has made me really proud.”