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Sri Lankan fan points out an error in the Hindi version of Ponniyin Selvan

The fan sent a letter to the makers asking them to rectify the same at the earliest 

Sri Lankan fan points out an error in the Hindi version of Ponniyin Selvan

A poster from Ponniyin Selvan

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 02.38 PM, Sep 27, 2022


Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is all set to hit screens on September 30 and the team has been shuttling from one part of the country for the final leg of the promotions for the film. The team was recently in Delhi, after promoting the film in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum to name a few. The film is an adaptation of Kalki's revered work Ponniyin Selvan, which revolves around the early days of Arunmozhi Varman, who later went to become Raja Raja Cholan. 

In the meantime, a fan from Sri Lanka has pointed out a factual error in the film. The fan has written to the makers stating that the Hindi trailer of the film refers to Si Lankan and Sinhala country. In a letter sent to the maker, which is now doing the rounds on social media, the fan writes, "I have seen the trailer of the Hindi version of Ponniyin Selvan 1. At 1: 50 it refers to Sri Lanka as "Sinhala" or impliedly as a"Sinhala country." This appears to have been based on a fundamental inaccuracy. In particular, it is untrue that Sri Lanka is a Sinhala country (sic)." He added, "The purpose of the my letter is to give you an opportunity to mitigate the damage and distress which Ponniyin Selvan1 Hindi version has caused to the Tamil speaking people living in Sri Lanka and outside Sri Lanka by agreeing to the immediate removal of reference to Sri Lanka as Sinhala country from Ponniyin Selvan/Hindi version dubbing (sic)." 

Ponniyin Selvan has Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha playing the leads along with an ensemble cast in supporting characters. The film has music by AR Rahman, cinematography by Ravi Varman, editing by Sreekar Prasad and art direction by Thota Tharrani. The magnum opus has been jointly produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.