Mahanati is one of the epic biopics of Telugu Cinema which depicted the hardships and the glorious life led by the evergreen yesteryear actress, Savitri. Helmed by Nag Ashwin, the film featuring Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead roles went on to become a big hit at the box office. The film set a new trend in Telugu Cinema by bringing the unknown story of the legendary actress on screen. The latest news is that the film got selected for the prestigious 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) to be held in Shanghai, China, from the 15th to 24th of June. Mahanati is the only Indian film to be selected for the SIFF under the International Panorama section.