A biopic on the darling of Telugu audiene, the much loved and revered legend Savitri is welcome news. Young director Nag Ashwin, who made a mark with his debut film ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ – a film that appealed to crtics and masses alive will be helming the project.
The fact that he is a sensible film maker and knows his craft should work in his favour because it is indeed a challenging project. Savitri’s acting life began as a small theatre actor and with dedication and passion for acting she has scaled great heights career wise and with equal intensity made her space in people’s hearts. Her life is as spectacular as it is controversial. And a good biopic has to be impassionate and should strike a balance between people’s emotions and reality.
Nag Ashwin announced, “The film has been titled ‘Mahanati’, and it’ll be a magnum opus period film, with massive sets. There have been many actresses in the past 80 years, but none has earned the title Mahanati. And so I wanted to do a biopic on her.”
Ashwin completed the script after much research and is looking out for cast. One hopes he gets a good team, as the great actress deserves nothing less than the best.