From the Telugu cinema, Keerthy Suresh-starrer ‘Mahanati’ (‘Nadigayar Thilakam’ in Tamil) and Ramcharan-Samantha Akkineni starrer ‘Rangasthalam’ are competing for National awards.
Besides these two biggies, Rahul Ravindran directed ‘Chi La Sow’ too is competing in the best film in regional language (Telugu) category.
Apart from the above category, it is said ‘Mahanati’ is competing in general section too. ‘C/O Kancharapalem’ and few other Telugu flicks too are in the race for National Award under different sections, sources say.
While ‘Mahanati’ is a biopic on legendary south Indian actress Savitri, ‘Rangasthalam’ is a period rural entertainer directed by Sukumar.
Already, Keerthy Suresh won rich praises for her stupendous performance as Savitri in ‘Mahanati’. Dulquer Salman played Gemini Ganesan in the movie. Interestingly, ‘Mahanati’ has Samantha too in a key role.