Mani Ratnam’s Directorial Ponniyin Selvan featuring Aishwarya Rai and Vikram’s Motion Poster Released
Details about Ponniyin Selvan
Veteran director Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is set to release on 30th September in the theatres. It shall be featured in 5 languages; Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
It is expected to be another super-hit Pan-India movie following the trend of Bahubali 1 and 2, Pushpa: The Rise, and RRR.
An exciting glimpse of the film was dropped to bring in the enthusiasm among the waiting fans. More news about the film is expected to release by the end of this week.
Ponniyin Selvan is divided into 2 segments, one set to release on 30th September while the other goes in theatres in 2023. Currently, both films are in post-production.
Reports claim that the big-budgeted Ponniyin Selvan is a historical period drama. It is an adventure that is set back in the 10th century.
Translated into English as Son of Kaveri, Ponniyin Selvan is set in the period of the Cholas. It aims to transport the audience to the era of Rajaraja Chola, one of the greatest kings of the Golden Age of India who is credited for building the Thanjavur Temple.
Dealing with the power struggles and family conspiracies of the great Chola Empire, Ponniyin Selvan is highly based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Tamil Novel of the same name that was serialized in the 1950s. Considered one of the greatest Tamil Novels ever, it was later released as a book in 1955 divided into 5 volumes equating to over 2000 pages.
With a stellar cast of Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Karthi, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Trisha, and Jayam Ravi, director Mani Ratnam has put up an alluring show. He has also been able to rope in one of the greatest music directors of Indian Cinema, Academy Award-winning A.R. Rahman.
Cinematographer Ravi Varman and Editor Sreekar Prasad collaborate on this magnum opus with Mani Ratnam. Thota Tharrani features as the Production Designer for Ponniyin Selvan which is being produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies.
Fans and Their Reaction To the Release
Within seconds of the release of the motion picture, fans flooded the Instagram comment section with their enthusiastic comments.
They were enthralled to finally get an update on the film after the release of the poster was postponed by a week.
They last received an update earlier this year in March when the first look posters of Aishwarya, Vikram, Trisha, and Karthi were released.
They took to Twitter and Instagram to showcase their joy, increasing it to another extent. While one user felt this movie would be the ‘dream of Tamil cinema’ another user was happy that the wait was over.
The Comeback of Aishwarya Rai on the Silver Screen
1994 Miss World Aishwarya Rai is all set to mark her return with Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan.
She has previously worked with the veteran director in Raavan, Iruvar, and Guru. For her saying yes Mani Ratnam’s cinematic brilliance’ and thus his film was an easy task.
Addressing Mani Ratnam as her ‘guru’ she said that she is honored, overjoyed, and privileged to be working with him since the beginning of her career as she debuted with his Tamil film, Iruvar. This also marks Aishwarya’s second collaboration with Vikram after Mani Ratnam’s Ravaan.
In Ponniyin Selvan, the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam actress plays the dual role of Nandini Princess of Pazhuvoor married to Periya Pazhuvettraraiya, and Mandakini Devi.
Aishwarya was last seen in the 2018 Fanney Khan which also starred Rajkumar Rao and Anil Kapoor.
In the recent decade, she featured in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. She also starred in Sarbjit alongside Randeep Hooda and Jazbaa with Irfan Khan and Shabana Azmi.