You can flash a million dollar smile when you know that your film is doing very well at the box office but you can beam with pride when your movie goes into a non local land and wins laurels. Though Tollywood and Kollywood are neighbors, the ratio of Telugu movies entering Tamil Nadu and scoring is quite less.
But now, one movie has done the needful. We are talking about ‘Mahanati’ the biopic on the legendary actress Savitri. The film was released in Tamil as ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ which means ‘Pride of actresses’. Reports from Chennai reveal the Tamil folks have lapped up the movie in a big way and the openings were massive.
As such, Savitri was quite popular among the Tamil crowds during her time and the fact that she got married to Tamil star Gemini Ganesan adds more to the familiarity. As such, the current generation Tamil people showing their love and patronage towards this movie only goes to show the way it has been shaped by the team.