In the video, one can see a huge ornate wooden box standing in the middle of a room, with light shining on it. Soon, a dialogue comes up saying, “Adi priydarshini vadina, aa petika terichi chuste, andulo evari priya vastuvu valaki kanipistundi.”
Later old dialogues from Savitri’s films can be heard as the camera zooms onto the box. A woman comes and opens the box, revealing a starry night sky in the lid. “Some stories are meant to be epic,” read some slides and the Mahanati logo is revealed in gold as the music reaches a crescendo. “Come be a part of history, 29 March, 2018,” reads the concluding slide. The music playing in the video seems to offer a glimpse into the title song.
‘Mahanati’ stars Keerthy Suresh in the role of Savitri, while Dulquer Salmaan will essay Gemini Ganesan. It is also rumoured that Vijay Deverakonda will play the role of ANR and Shalini Pandey will play the role of Jamuna. Samantha also has a crucial role in the film, rumoured to be that of a journalist.