More than a retelling, this movie is a personality research on the sort of particular person Savitri was. Few understand how harmless and younger she was when she married an already wedded Ganeshan out of affection, regardless of many calling her a home-breaker. Few additionally understand how form she was even to strangers, free to present away her earnings to these in want. When she was alive, Savitri was branded as a home-breaker and an alcoholic who ruined her life and this movie tries to clarify why her life might’ve come to be that approach.
Innocent and infantile, a cussed however form hearted Savitri (Keerthy) strikes in as a toddler along with her widowed mom to her uncle and aunt’s (Rajendra Prasad and Bhanupriya) residence. Pushed to be taught dance and later theatre by her uncle who finds there’s cash in it, Savitri’s solely solace is her buddy Susheela (Shalini Pandey) and a stone idol she turns to when she misses her father. Acting upon a suggestion given, her uncle quickly takes her to Madras when she’s solely 14 to get her a task in movies. The story thereafter crammed with magnificence, love, greed, jealousy and backstabbing is one which retro movies are product of. Unfortunately for Savitri, that is what her life was like.
The music by Mickey J Meyer blends into the story superbly, creating the temper in lots of scenes. Keerthy simply blends into the pores and skin of Savitri and some moments into the movie, one nearly forgets how heart-breaking the ending will likely be like. Bursting with life and later fading away to loss of life, this must be certainly one of Keerthy’s finest performances until date. She is ably supported by Dulquer taking part in Gemini Ganeshan, a person whose intentions are by no means actually recognized. You fall for his charms and imagine him as a lot as she does when he calls her ‘ammadi’, and your coronary heart breaks most likely as a lot as hers did when he turns the tables on her out of jealously for her thriving profession whilst his fortunes fade.
That’s to not say the movie is a dreary one all by way of as a result of regardless of the ending, one will chuckle together with Savitri when she shares humorous moments with Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Naga Chaitanya) on the units of ‘Devadas’ and even earlier than. Or even when she secretly shadows SV Ranga Rao (Mohan Babu) on the units of ‘Mayabazar’ so she will be able to be taught his mannerisms and ace her efficiency within the track ‘Aha Na Pelli Anta’.
Samantha and Vijay Deverakonda, aside from the remainder of the solid, are stupendous of their roles, not for a minute taking the eye away from the character they’re portraying. Samantha acing an emotional scene nearly on the finish of the movie makes one bear in mind the potential she has, the powerhouse of expertise she actually is. Nag Ashwin deserves all of the credit score as he has carried out a stupendous job. The movie’s cinematography by Dani Sanchez-Lopez too is actually a magnificence, bringing in a sepia toned old-school really feel, as if shot on a movie digicam.
Watching ‘Nadigayar Thilakam’ is an expertise one received’t overlook quickly as it would make you stroll away with a heavy coronary heart, mourning for an incredible artiste whose life was wasted and misplaced. Tears will likely be shed, claps will likely be heard, goose bumps will likely be felt – all in reverence and in tribute to the Mahanati. But the most effective half about this movie is, it would make you smile, as a result of Savitri deserves to be remembered for extra than simply the tragedy in her life, she deserves to be remembered for the gorgeous soul she was.