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AR Rahman completes major work for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan

Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan will be the 16th collaboration between the directed and A. R. Rahman

  • Akshay Krishna

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 11.43 AM, Jan 06, 2022

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The Mani Ratnam-Rahman combination is a fan-favourite among people across the country and especially in South India. The director-composer combination is returning with Ponniyin Selvan and the latest update is that Rahman has completed a major work for the movie. 

As reported by Times of India, Rahman has finished scoring for the songs of the magnum opus, and has submitted it to the director. The report suggests that Mani Ratnam has also found the work satisfactory and Rahman has brought the director’s vision to life. 

Rahman is currently working on a number of movies for which he will be providing music, but Ponniyin Selvan is the most anticipated project among these. With a reported budget of Rs 500 crore and a star studded cast, the movie will be the 16th movie where the music composer joins hands with the director. 

Ponniyin Selvan, which will come out in two parts, with the first part slated to release in 2022 and the second part a year later. The movie has a long list of stars including Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmim, Prakash Raj and Nassar.

Written by Mani Ratnam and Elango Kumaravel, Ponniyin Selvan is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same name. The movie is backed by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions. 

Mani Ratnam’s Roja, which came out in 1992 introduced Rahman as a music composer, and the two have been frequent collaborators since. Rahman has had an illustrious career since, which includes six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

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