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Ponniyin Selvan: The teaser of Mani Ratnam's much-awaited film to be out on July 7?

Based on the best-selling novel by Kalki, Ponniyin Selvan has a screenplay by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel. The film, which wrapped production in September last year, has music by AR Rahman.

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Last Updated: 04.24 AM, Jun 17, 2022

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Ponniyin Selvan: The teaser of Mani Ratnam's much-awaited film to be out on July 7?
Mani Ratnam; Ponniyin Selvan poster

We had told you the makers of Ponniyin Selvan were planning to have an audio launch next month. Now, the latest buzz is that the teaser of the first part of the Mani Ratnam directorial, will be out on July 7. According to sources, a grand event will be held at Brihadeeswara Temple, built by Raja Raja Chola, in Thanjavur, where the makers will unveil the teaser, as it adds immense significance to the universe of the film.

Hearsay is that team Ponniyin Selvan has acquired special permissions from Thanjavur Police for the big day of the teaser launch. According to reports, the event is likely to be held on the temple's lawn with the entire cast and crew in attendance. However, the official announcement is expected to be made by either Lyca Productions or Madras Talkies in the coming days. 

The Ponniyin Selvan franchise, shot in several places, including Thailand, Madhya Pradesh, Hyderabad and Pollachi, will hit the screens in two parts; with the second one, releasing next year. 

Based on the best-selling novel by Kalki, Ponniyin Selvan has a screenplay by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel. The film, which wrapped production in September last year, has music by AR Rahman.

The film has Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, and Jayam Ravi, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Lal, Sarath Kumar, and Ashwin Kakamanu, in key roles. 

Speaking about reuniting with Mani Ratnam on Ponniyin Selvan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in an interview with Film Companion, had said, she couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity. The Bollywood actor said she was blessed to have gotten to work with a director and a talent like Mani Ratnam, over the years on memorable films like Iruvar, Guru and so on. "It’s always special. And, in time, the experience has just gotten better. Ponniyin Selvan is his dream project and he said, ‘This is something I’d wanted to make right at the beginning.’"

Aishwarya Rai added that she loved the entire process of filmmaking. "To work with that kind of energy that Mani Ratnam has is just so fulfilling at the end of the day. I felt quite good!"

The Bollywood actor added how Ponniyin Selvan began as an idea just before Covid struck the world. "My absolute respect to Mani, who captained this and managed to get work done in the bubbles we were working in," she told The Film Companion. 

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