‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ a perfect tribute to Savithri


Director : Nag Ashwin
Star Cast : Dulquer Salmaan, Keerthy Suresh, Vijay Devarakonda, Samantha , Rajendra Prasad , Mohan Babu , Krish , Shalini Pandey , Srinivas Avasarala and Others
Savitri, remained as a colorful page in Tamil film industry, lived as an actress 75% and rest as life after her wedding. That is the effort of Nag Aswhin director to showcase the life story of the great actress.  Filmed on her legendy career, the film ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ is on screens today as a first Telugu Biopic. What is considered as a golden chapter in the film industry, has generated a sea of public interest in the film. The film recounted the several incidents in the life time of actress Savitri and how she faced them.
The director has begun the story of Mahanati from the scene when she goes into coma in a hospital just like a average woman.  Madhurvani( Samantha) and Photographer Vijay ( Vijay Devarakonda) begin the quest to understand why and how she ended up there ?
In film Pelli Chesi Chudu in which Savitri excells and earns laurels. Later Gemini Ganesan who was married twice enters in her life. Why she married him ? How they had differences within short period and she was driven to alcohol ?
How other actors S V Ranga Rao, Aluri Chakrapani, K V Reddy, Adurti Subba Rao, Tarun Bhaskar Danasyamu etc helped her.  Also the reasons that let her to die are some of the issues that can be well appreciated at the theatres only.
Keerthi Suresh successfully portrayed the roles of a actress, wife and a mother – all in one stellar role. Dulkar Sultan has brought back Gemini Ganesan both in appearance and also action.
Mohan babu as SV Ranga Rao and Nag Chaitanya as ANR and NTR junior as NTR as have shined once again.
Hats off to the director Nag Ashwin’s courage to recollect the life story of legendary actress whose personal life was full of ups and downs.