Ponniyin Selvan accomplished the uncommon feat for a Tamil book by ascending to the top of the bestselling list on the Amazon India.
PS-1 poster featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Vikram
Last Updated: 02.15 PM, Sep 20, 2022
Ponniyin Selvan-1, a movie by Mani Ratnam, is scheduled to release in theatres on September 30. The makers had finalised a deal with Amazon Prime for its digital release. Hearsay is that the OTT giant paid Rs 125 crore for the same. Unconfirmed reports claim that both parts of Ponniyin Selvan were made at Rs 500 crore. After its theatrical run, the film will drop on Amazon Prime.
The Chola dynasty rose to prominence as a strong kingdom in the Southern subcontinent in the 10th century, according to the Ponniyin Selvan-1 trailer. In it, Kamal Haasan does the voiceover.
Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s popular novel on the life of Raja Raja Chozhan, Ponniyin Selvan has a screenplay written by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and actor Kumaravel.
Speaking at the trailer launch, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said it was an honour for her to work with Mani Ratnam once again.
“Ponniyin Selvan is a beautiful film that holds a special place in our hearts. Working with Mani Ratnam once more with such a wonderful cast of performers and crew has been an incredible honour. The cast as a whole is excellent. Everyone is exceptional. What a wonderful evening we had to listen to music by AR Rahman. To recognise the historic occasion and celebrate it, Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman joined forces. At the start of my career, I had the honour of working with this talented team, along with Iruvar, and now, here I am again as a part of Ponniyin Selvan.”
Produced by Madras Talkies in association with Lyca Productions, the cast includes several A-listers: Vikram as Aditha Karikalan, Karthi as Vanthiyathevan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini, Trisha as Kundhavai, and Jayam Ravi as Arulmozhi Varman.
The magnum opus additionally features Ashwin Kakumanu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Parthiban, Rahman, Lal, Jayachitra, Riyaz Khan in pivotal roles.
The technical team includes choreographer Brinda, costume designer Eka Lakhani, make-up artiste Vikram Gaikwad, DoP Ravi Varman, editor Sreekar Prasad and production designer Thotta Tharani.