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Ponniyin Selvan 2: Here's why you cannot afford to miss this Mani Ratnam magnum opus in theatres

The historical fiction on Cholas is all set to release worldwide in theatres tomorrow

Ponniyin Selvan 2: Here's why you cannot afford to miss this Mani Ratnam magnum opus in theatres
Ponniyin Selvan 2 poster.

Last Updated: 08.23 PM, Apr 27, 2023


The second instalment from Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is all set to drop in theatres tomorrow across the world. With just a few hours to go for the film's release, expectations from the film have skyrocketed. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't miss out on this historical fiction.

 Innumerable twists and turns The first part of the film culminates with Arulmozhi Varman (Jayam Ravi) and Vallavarayan Vanthiyathevan (Karthi) getting stuck in a storm in the sea. Since the first part only covered two books from the five-part novel penned by Kalki, the second instalment will cover a vast portion of the novel (the remaining three books, with the last one being an expansive work). This means there will be many twists and turns in store in a limited span of time.

Deaths, deceits, big reveals and more
As Kalki's novel progresses, the author drops many intriguing elements and surprises, some of which come as a rude shock. The vaal nakshatram prediction indeed comes true and a royal bloodline loses someone very crucial to the throne and the entire Chola kingdom is in a state of shock. There are many more deaths, deceits and big reveals packed in the film that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Check the trailer of the first instalment below.

An ode to romance
The second instalment will have the much-awaited rendezvous of the lovelorn Aditha Karikalan (Vikram) and Nandini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), the queen of Pazhuvoor. This apart, Kundavai (Trisha) will be seen romancing Vanthiyathevan with Aga Naga buzzing in the background. There are more romantic encounters in the offing, including that of Vanathi (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Arunmozhi Varman, Senthan Amuthan (Ashwin Kakumanu) and Poonguzhali (Aishwarya Lekshmi) to name a few.

The ultimate climax
So, who finally gets the Chola throne? The game of thrones will culminate with the ultimate answer in the sequel as many are seen eyeing the coveted throne. Will the Pandiyas be able to avenge the death of their king Veerapandiyan? It looks like the film will move at a pretty fast pace to cover all the important elements in the book, which means you cannot afford to miss a single scene!

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