It’s been ages since I write something about a movie. There are many films released at the box office this year but Mahaanati has its own speciality, This is the biography film of the legendary actress, Ms. Saavithri, I prefer not use, ‘Late’, as she is living in us with her memories. I’m not sure whether I have ample maturity to scrib something about the great actress. After watching the movie I learnt that she is not just a great actress but also an altruistic human being. At last, I believed I must write something about this film in my style.
When the director and producers make an announcement about biography of legendary actress, Zillion questions run on my mind, How this celluloid would be? How would the director manage to cast all the star actors? Can any contemporary actress dare to step into the shoes of the Nadiyagar thilagam?!
To answer my questions, the first look is released, It’s a Jaw dropping moment for me. I could not able to believe my eyes for sometime that as if I see Keerthi Suresh as Mahaanati or some graphical image? Her look perfectly suited to the role then I get a little hope on this biography film. The shooting progress and updates have raised the my curiosity levels too.
Someone needs a lot of courage to make the great actress biography into a celluloid.Kudos to Nag Ashwin for coming forward to introduce Mahaanati to the present generations. The film narration is the evident of director’s hardship.Even though this is his second film, Nag brilliantly executed it with the assistance of Siddhartha sivasmy (Screenplay), and Sai Madhav burra (Dialogues). Dani Sanchez lopez’s camera work is another assest to the film. Mickey J Meyer composed Title track and Sada nannu are the chartbusters. Background score synchronised very well with the frames.
Lookwise, Keerthi Suresh perfectly suited as the great actress but I have my qualms on young actress about stepping into the role of Nadiyagar Thilagam. As I’m watching the film, I don’t see Keerthi in any frame. Her performance gives me goosebumps especially in Aha na Pelli anta song. This performance will take career to the next level. Dulqur Salman played the role of Gemini Ganesan. He pulled it off with ease. Naga Chaitanya’s cameo is another highlight of the film. Samantha, Krish, Sandeep Vanga, Rajendra Prasad, Bhanu Priya, Vijay devarakonda and other roles are good.
Mahaanati is just not a biography film .Her life story is an inspiration and lesson to many people out there.There is no exaggeration in saying that this is one of the best films ever made in Indian cinema.