the director Mani Ratnam All set to light up the big screen with his much-awaited masterpiece Ponniyin starring Selvan Aishwarya Rai BachchanVikram, Tamil Stars KarthiJayam Ravi, Trisha, Shobita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Jairam and Vikram Prabhu in leading roles. If news is to be believed then Vikram Star Kamala hasan Going to collaborate with Mani Ratnam on the project.
According to reports, Kamal Haasan has lent his voice to introduce the film. However, the makers have not made any official announcement about this yet. If the reports are true, Ponniyin Selvan (Ps-1) will make his second collaboration with Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam 35 years after the actor-director’s outing. Nayakan in 1987.
The first teaser of Ponniyin Selvan was released online recently and it blew everyone’s mind with its gorgeous, larger-than-life historical setup and spine-chilling action sequences. The film, based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan, is according to Mani Ratnam his masterpiece and he was able to make it only after several unsuccessful attempts.
The novel is based on the 10th century Chola period and the feuds within the ruling dynasty. The film depicts the role played by the empire’s spies, its military leaders, and the politics behind it. The epic film has been made on a budget of Rs 500 crore and will hit the screens on 30 September.
Mani Ratnam himself tried to make this film in 1999 and 2009, but without success. He later worked with Lyca Productions to finance the film and thus began the shooting of the film. His own Madras Talkies and Aliraja Subhaskaran also joined the production of the film.
The screenplay of the film is written by Mani Ratnam along with Elango Kumarvel and dialogues by B. Written by Jayamohan. Ravi Varman and edited by Sreekar Prasad. AR Rahman has composed the music. The film has been shot at a few locations across India and Thailand. The shooting of the film started in December 2020 and ended in September 2021.
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