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InNag Ashwin directed the biographical film Mahanati which chronicles the life of Savitri, essayed by Keerthy Suresh. Follow Savitri Follow Gemini Ganesan. She signed an endorsement contract as Savitri Ganesan — probably leading ti controversy of the decade.

KGF box office day 1: It follows the life of Indian savirri Savitri Keerthydepicting her turbulent rise to prominence, marriage with Gemini Ganesan Dulquer Salmaanand subsequent fall from grace, viewed from the perspective of a journalist Samantha Akkineni and a photographer Vijay Deverakonda. After being in a relationship for several years, they got married secretly and kept their relationship under the wraps.

For instance, Savitri loved vintage cars, and racing.

Savitri-Gemini Ganesan love story: Botched affair to the bottle

Savitri’s mahanwti watched the film and they are really happy”. On the day of her film’s release, Savitri finds Ganesan in their guesthouse with another woman.

Not just because the wedding was a secret affair, but also because Savitri was Gemini Ganesan’s third wife.

The increasing popularity of cinema leads to less attendance for plays, and Chowdary incurs huge losses. Keerthy Suresh is stunning as Savitri”. Vyjayanthi Movies Saviitri Cinema. She, however, succeeds in meeting Ramasamy “Gemini” Ganesan who works in the casting department and has her photograph taken for a casting directory.

At that time, it was the news of the decade. It was a brief meeting between the two and it took some time for Savitri and Gemini Ganesan to meet again. Savitri died on 26 Decemberat the age of 45 and after being in a coma for 19 months.

Many films she had directed and produced tanked at the box office. Angry with him and with herself, she drinks alcohol again, before collapsing into a coma.

Savitri (actress) – Wikipedia

Ramaswami Ganesan was a man of high hopes. While the mindset in the industry even today suggests that married woman cannot continue to make it big in the industry, Savitri was the exception to the rule in the s. Ashwin responded by stating that Selvaraj was made aware of the plot during its development.


Gemini Ganesan’s daughter Kamala Selvaraj on the Savitri biopic”. Savitri’s life is laid down with authenticity, but lacks drama that it inherently demands- Entertainment News, Firstpost”.

Shreya GhoshalAnurag Kulkarni. Soon, the couple became one of the most sought-after pairs on screen who featured in cult films such as Missiamma, Pasamalar, Kappalottiya Thamizhan and Kalathur Kannamma.

Meanwhile, her mother dies, and poor financial decisions lead to a raid by the Income Tax Departmentresulting in the loss of her wealth. Manoj Kumar of The Indian Express gave the film four stars out of five, praising the performances, writing, “The four best things to happen to Nag’s film are Dulquer Salmaan, Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni and the costume designers.

She was honoured by the Government of TamilNadu by Kalaimamani [7] award, a highest award given to the people in the field of art. Having lost her father at a young age, Savitri and her sister Maruthi were taken care of by their uncle. Views Read Edit View history. Keerthy Suresh breathes life into Savitri’s beautiful tragedy”. Magnanimous in speech, thought and action, Savitri befriends Susheela, and they become best friends.

Madhuravani visits the comatose Savitri, and places a picture of her father in her hands, retrieved from a newspaper archive. But the success did not last long. The Government of India issued a postage stamp in commemoration of Savitri.

‘Mahanati’ review: Nag Ashwin’s work of passion doffs its hat to Savitri – The Hindu

After Mahanati ‘ mahanatl release, Ganesan’s first daughter Kamala Selvaraj alleged that the film was distorted and disagreed with his characterisation. She is also known for her works in KannadaMalayalam and bollywood.

Savitri tries to stop him, but Saviyri instead introduces her to drinking. Directorate of Film Festivals. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. The marriage led to a permanent rift with her uncle because Ganesan was already married, had four daughters and was involved in an affair with Pushpavalli. Haven’t approached Vidya Balan, says Nag Ashwin”.


It was produced by C. Retrieved 11 July The two actors together rise as superstars and Savitri falls in love with the married Ganesan. Her finances weakened and that’s where the trouble began for the legendary actress. She maanati faced financial trouble around this time.

Retrieved 25 October She made an unsuccessful speculative trip to find film work in Madras at the age of 12, when she was deemed to be too young to play heroine roles, but in was cast as the female lead in Samsaram. It would in fact be fair to say that saviyri life was an open book. Savitri acted mahsnati dance dramas as a child, including some work with a theatre company run by Kongara Jaggaiah. It opened to critical and commercial acclaim; [5] it was showcased in the Indian Panorama Mainstream section at the 49th International Film Festival of India[6] and has also garnered the “Equality in Cinema Award” at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

She was given a minor speaking role in the film and in the next year had two more minor roles, in Roopavati and Patala Bhairavibefore getting her big break as second heroine in Pelli Chesi Choodu.

She was childlike in embracing the wonderful moments life presented her with, unafraid to live life on her terms, was generous and also reckless, drowning in a quagmire from which there was no way out.