Ahead of the film's audio launch on September 6, the team has been releasing the character posters
Last Updated: 02.27 PM, Sep 04, 2022
It looks like the team of Mani Ratnam's upcoming film, Ponniyin Selvan, has decided to surprise the fans and release the character posters one after the other, ahead of the film's audio launch on September 6. The team today released one motion poster after another to announce the characters played by the star cast. While Shobita Dhulipala will be playing the quick-witted and courteous Vanathi, Aishwarya Lekshmi will play Samudrakumari Poonguzhali. Prakash Raj will be seen as Sundara Chozhar, Jayachitra as Sembiyan Maadevi and Rahman as Madhurantakan - the emperor, Queen mother and son. Vikram Prabhu will be seen as the brave, fierce and loyal Parthibendran Pallavan, Prabhu as Periya Velaar and Lal as Malayaman. Sarathkumar and Parthiban will be seen as Periya Pazhuvettarayar and Chinna Pazhuvettarayar respectively.
The character posters of the lead characters were released earlier. While Vikram will be playing the Chola Crown Prince Aditya Karikalan, Jayam Ravi will be seen as Arunmozhivarman. Trisha will play their sister Princess Kundavai. Karthi will be essaying the role of Vallavaraiyan Vanthiyathevan, the prince without a kingdom and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as the Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor.
The team is gearing up for a grand audio launch in Chennai on September 6. Music for the film is by AR Rahman and lyrics for the songs are by Ilango Krishnan. Two songs from the film, Chola Chola and Ponni Nadhi have already been released and have become a rage among people. The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 Tamil novel of the same name, and it chronicles the story of the early days of Arunmozhivarman, who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
Ponniyin Selvan is one of Mani Ratnam's most ambitious projects and the magnum opus is gearing up to hit screens on September 30. The film has been bankrolled by Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies and Allirajah Subaskaran's Lyca Productions.