Keerthy Suresh who played Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan who played Gemini Ganesan have received appreciations for their performances. The film also stars Samantha in a crucial role. The surprising news is that the movie was nominated at a prestigious film festival. Keethy Suresh was nominated for Best Actress and Samantha was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at Indian Film Festival Melbourne.
Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati is produced by Vyjayanthi movies banner.