The teaser and first look posters of Mahanti featuring Keerthy Suresh, Keerthy Suresh, Samantha, Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda are now out. It is a bilingual biopic on South Indian actress Savitri, given that the actress worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi film industries for over 30 years. Bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies, the film also stars Shalini Pandey, Vijay Deverakonda, Prakash Raj and others in pivotal roles.
The teaser of the film was unveiled on Saturday, giving glimpses of the star’s life both on and off-screen. And she does look the part matching the grace and poise of the first woman superstar to dominate the film industry down south.
Watch Mahanti teaser here
Speaking about the teaser, filmmaker Nag Ashwin gave out a statement. He said, “It is a gratifying moment, as we begin to unveil the film. The film’s teaser will bring to light the character and reveal a fascinating peek into Savitri and all her glory.”
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
The biopic is an ambitious directorial venture of Nag Ashwin, who made an impressive debut with Yevade Subramanyam. “Hers is a soul like no other. Hers is an era like no other. Here is a teaser for a film…like no other…,” he wrote on his Facebook while sharing the teaser.
Samantha and Vijay will be portraying two journalists who have had an important role to play in the life of Savitri. Star cast of this film is certainly one of the most impressive ever put together in Indian cinema and similar are the expectations from the film itself.