Glaring error in 'Mahanati'
It's nobody's case that 'Mahanati' is an erroneous film in general. Nag Ashwin did a thorough research for sure. And he has brought out a critically-acclaimed biopic of Savitri.
However, a glaring error has crept in the movie. Writing in a Telugu daily, a senior author says that it's actually B Nagi Reddy and not his co-producer Chakrapani who reduced the reels of 'Missamma' to ashes when the latter had a fight with Bhanumathi. After this incident, Bhanumathi was replaced by Savitri in the 1955 classic. 'Mahanati' shows Prakash Raj (as Chakrapani) doing the honours of burning the reels. So, it's a big mistake!
Released on May 9, the film stars Keerthy Suresh as Savitri. Dulquer Salman, Samantha, and Rajendra Prasad have played other key roles.