During the period 1950 to 1970, veteran actress Savithiri was praised as Nadigaiar Thilagam. Now the famous Telugu director Nag Ashwin has decided to direct a biopic on Savithiri. Kirthi Suresh and Samantha have been signed for important roles. Kirthi Suresh will be donning the role of Savithiri.
It is understood that Samantha will be essaying the role of journalist. It is also learnt that talks are being held with Anushka for actress Jamuna role. This film is being produced in Tamil and Telugu languages. Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan has been signed for the role of Kadhal Mannan Gemini Ganesh. Earlier Surya was approached for this role but due to callsheet problems, he was not able to allot dates for this film.
The film has been titled Mahanadhi in Telugu. This will be officially announced on 8th May. In Tamil, this film will be titled as Nadigaiar Thilagam. Mickey J Meyer will be composing the music.