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Once there lived.. a great actress!

The film is two and half hours long. There are issues in balancing the vignettes of screenplay. The initial comedies around Savithri's childhood and her early auditioning days in Madras runs way too long for a film that's much more than that. But.. As it proceeds.. more than as an actress extraordin...(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


Artistic tribute to Savitri

Mahanati is a fitting tribute to the legendary actress Savitri. The rise and downfall of Telugu cinema�s most famous actress have been shown in a very effective manner. Keerty Suresh leads from the front and pours life into the character of Savitri making things quite interesting. As the film is a ...(more)

Source: 123telugu Team, 123telugu.com


To call 'Mahanati' a celebration of Savitri's life would be an understatement, you empathise and fall head over heels in love with the protagonist

Watching �Mahanati� is an experience one won�t forget soon as it will make you walk away with a heavy heart, mourning for a great artiste whose life was wasted and lost. Tears will be shed, claps will be heard, goose bumps will be felt � all in reverence and in tribute to the Mahanati. But the best ...(more)

Source: Neeshita Nyayapati, Times Of India


Epic Biopic

"Mahanati" is a perfect ode to a great actress that is told in a touching manner with spellbinding performance from Keerthy Suresh. Movie lovers will definitely connect with this story, but normal audiences may find it as a bit of documentary. But definitely, this is a story of an illustrious actres...(more)

Source: GreatAndhra, greatandhra.com


celebration of a legend

Mahanati is a treasure trove that deserves a watch for several reasons. Above all, it's a celebration of Savitri, the person.(more)



Savitri's life is laid down with authenticity, but lacks drama that it inherently demands

Mahanati offers a well-researched glimpse into the life of Savitri and it is perhaps the best way to introduce the next generation of moviegoers to an iconic actress. But in the end, despite all the dramatic moments in the lives of Savitri and Ganesan, apart from a host of other characters, the film...(more)

Source: Hemanth Kumar, Firstpost.com


Nag Ashwin pulls off Savitri's biopic brilliantly

Mahanati is an emotional story of Savitri's life on-screen. The off-screen persona of the actress is unveiled well. Terrific production design, beautiful handling by the director and above all exceptional performance from Keerthy Suresh make this movie a must-watch for all the movie lovers. Nag Ashw...(more)

Source: SIFY, Sify.com


A great tribute to Savitri

Mahanati is a must-watch, especially for members of the younger generation who are curious to learn more about the life of Savitri.(more)

Source: SURESH KAVIRAYANI, Deccan Chronicle

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Mooga Manasulu” Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Shreya Ghoshal, Anurag Kulkarni Listen
2 “Sada Nannu” Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Charulatha Mani Listen
3 “Mahanati” Ramajogayya Sastry Anurag Kulkarni Listen
4 “Aagipo Baalyama” Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Ramya Behara Listen
5 “Chivaraku Migiledi” Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Sunitha Listen
6 “Jukebox” Listen
7 “Gelupuleni Samaram” Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Ramya Behara Listen