Nevertheless, Mahanati has been winning accolades. The masterpiece carved by Nag Ashwin is winning audience and critics appreciation. The movie has been going strong at box-office, screens have been increased. Mahanati has crossed 1 million dollar mark in the US by Saturday.
The biopic of Savitri is made at whopping budget of 30 crore. The lavish visuals with great production design is visible throughout the film. Theatrical rights are believed to be sold at 20 crore. It means Mahanati was released with a deficit of 10 crore.
Makers dared to release the film in some areas on their own. However, it all has been fruitful. More than the film’s grand success, the applause they have been getting is priceless. Mahanati released in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam is also well received. Malayalam version is also a hit.
The film is inching towards a blockbuster mark. Satellite rights will fetch 20 crore to the makers. Indeed it is heartening to see a film backed with content and made with passion being embraced by audience.