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‘Mahanati’ review: Nag Ashwin’s work of passion doffs its hat to Savitri – The Hindu

Nayana Nair Anurag Kulkarni. Sangeetha Devi Dundoo May 09, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Among her few supporters during her financial difficulties was Dasari Narayana Raowho used her in most mahqnati his films, such as Gorintakuand specifically made Devadasu Malli Puttadu as a movie for her. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Savitri’s Devdas-esque story makes for good drama”.

Who is Mahanati Savitri and why a biopic is being made on her

Views Read View source View history. Savitri becomes an alcoholic, and also gains weight. Savitri was happy as an actress, a wife and a mother. Her quirks were something only very close friends and family were aware of. Retrieved 23 March Keerthy, Dulquer, Samantha and Vijay had no problem working in a multi-starrer”.

She, however, succeeds in meeting Ramasamy “Gemini” Ganesan who works in the casting department and has her photograph taken for a casting directory. Get real-time alerts saitri all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.

‘Mahanati’ review: celebration of a legend

Savitri Ramasamy born Savitri Nissankara 4 January — 26 December was an Indian film actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer known for her works primarily in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. These three actors are in top form mahansti equally shoulder this film”. Madhuravani recovers a letter written by Savitri, in which she wishes to take her son to someone called Shankaraiya. She suggested that the film “will make you saavitri through the tears”.


Gemini Ganesan’s daughter Kamala Selvaraj on the Savitri biopic”. While the mindset in the industry even today suggests that married woman cannot continue to make it big in the industry, Savitri was the exception to the rule in the s.

It is this story of her humble beginnings, meteoric rise, tumultuous and heady romance, and the impending doom that director Nag Ashwin brings to life effectively, with the help of an impeccable team. It is because of these two marriages that Savit ri decided to keep her marriage a secret.

When he was asked to interview film aspirants as part of an audition, he happened to meet budding actress Savitri.

Mahanati – Wikipedia

Ashwin responded by stating that Selvaraj was made aware of the plot during its development. Once she slipped into a coma, that lasted 19 months, there was no talking to her. Their relationship came out in the open when Savitri signed a soap advertisement as Savitri Ganesan. According to reports, he maahnati Savitri’s smile and filed her photographs with a promising note, “looks promising if given the opportunity. Savriti was known for her hospitality, philanthropic gestures, and her love of buying property and jewellery, but she kept little control of her spending.


It must be noted that Ganesan was already a married man at this time. She signed an endorsement contract as Savitri Ganesan — probably leading ti controversy of the decade. MadrasTamil NaduIndia.

Her sincere, serious outlook to work and life is contrasted by the effervescent Vijay Deverakonda.

This page was last edited on mananati Decemberat A great tribute to Savitri”. Savitri was honored with “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India. The film ends showing Savitri’s death in December Retrieved 11 July The actual story takes off when we are ushered into the rustic Vijayawada of the s and 50, when childhood friends Savitri a brilliant Keerthy Suresh and Susheela Shalini Pandey, in an impressive role after Arjun Reddyare having a great time acting in theatre productions.

It would in fact be fair to say that her life was an open book.