The magnum opus has an ensemble cast comprising Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Last Updated: 03.50 PM, Sep 24, 2022
Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan has achieved yet another feat. The team today announced that the trailer will be screened at Las Vegas and that it will be the first Tamil film to do so. The film's production house revealed the same on its social media handle, "#PS1 Going Global! ✨ The first Tamil Trailer to be screened at 📍Las Vegas, America! 🇺🇸 #PonniyinSelvan1 🗡️ #ManiRatnam @arrahman @MadrasTalkies_ @LycaProductions @tipsofficial @Tentkotta @sarigamacinemas (sic)." The team is currently in Mumbai for the film's promotions and pictures of the actors travelling in economy class in the flight have gone viral on social media. Accompanying the star cast is composer AR Rahman.
Earlier in the day, the look of Prabhu from the film, who plays Periya Vellar Boothi Vikrama Kesari was released today and has been doing the rounds on the internet. The lead star cast comprises Vikram (Aditha Karikalan), Karthi (Vallavarayan Vanthiyathevan), Jayam Ravi (Arunmozhi Varman), Trisha (Kundavai) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Nandini). The supporting cast includes Shobita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Sarathkumar, Parthiban, Kishore, Babu Antony, Rahman, Lal and Nassar to name a few.
The film, which is an adaptation of Kalki's novel of the same name, has art direction by Thota Tharani, cinematography by Ravi Varman and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Ponniyin Selvan will be released in two parts. While the first part will hit screens on September 30, the second part is expected to release next summer. However, the shoot for the second portion, too, has been wrapped up. What's interesting is that the film was predominantly shot during the pandemic. The team has now been travelling across the country, aggressively promoting the film, which is considered a landmark in Indian cinema. The film revolves around the Cholas and the early days of Arunmozhi Varman, who later goes on to become Raja Raja Cholan.