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The teaser of Mahanati showed a figure in a sari walking towards a balcony. And then, déjà vu struck. Was it a shot of Savithri from an old movie? The mild swing of the hips, the gentle gait… and then, the camera panned to the face.
“Did you notice that? I’m so happy,” exclaims Keerthy Suresh, who essays actress Savithri in her biopic Mahanati (Nadigaiyarin Thilagam in Tamil), directed by Nag Ashwin.
Read full interview: Keerthy Suresh Interview: ‘I Was Bewitched By How Luminous Savithri Looked In Maya Bazaar’
The Dalit subtext in Kaala though is hard to miss. The teaser depicts an ‘anti-hero’ sketched on the lines of leading gangster of the Mumbai underworld like Haji Mastan Mirza, who had roots in Ramanathapuram. The new face of Dalit political force, Jignesh Mewani makes a cameo appearance in the movie.