The much-awaited biopic of Savitri, Mahanati had hit the screens on the 9th of May amidst superb hype. Opened to positive word of mouth, the film had performed exponentially well in both domestic and overseas markets.
Keerthy Suresh gets the role of a lifetime and boy she delivers the knock out punch. The first half is quite fun as the growth of Savitri as an actress and her love story with Gemini Ganesan has been showcased in a very interesting manner. Whereas the second half shows all the pain and problems that Savitri went through in her life.
After a fun first half, the second half gets a bit serious as all the problems of Savitri are showcased. This is the time that the film becomes a tad slow.All those who know about Savitri will connect to the film well but the others might find this film like yet another tale of an actress whose success streak comes down crashing after making some of the bad choices in life.