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Video of sound mixing session from Ponniyin Selvan out

The post production of Mani Ratnam's magnum opus is on in full swing

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.36 PM, May 05, 2022

Video of sound mixing session from Ponniyin Selvan out

A poster of Ponniyin Selvan

Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan (PS-I) is one of the most awaited releases of the year. The epic historical film, which is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, has screenplay by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Elango Kumaravel. Ponniyin Selvan delves into the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, one of the most powerful kings in the south, who went on to become the Chola emperor Rajaraja Cholan I. The portions for the film were canned in Pollachi, Hyderabad Madhya Pradesh and Thailand, and the shoot was wrapped up last September.

The post-production work is on in full swing. AR Rahman is scoring the music and the sound mixing process is going on. A video from the recording session was recently shared on social media. The video is captioned as recording session going on for Ponniyin Selvan.

The film has an ensemble cast including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Nassar, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Lal, Parthiban, Nizhalgal Ravi, Rahman, Kishore, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Sobhita Dhulipala, among others. The actors had to learn horse riding, sword fighting, and others to portray their characters in the film. Cinematography for the film is by Ravi Varman and editing is by A Sreekar Prasad. Thota Tharani has erected the sets.

Since the historical drama involves computer graphics, it is said that the post production work will take time. The film, which is said to be a dream project of Mani Ratnam, will have a multilingual release. It is said that Makkal Thilagam MG Ramachandran had wanted to do a film on the epic novel in the '50s but the film didn't take off. In fact, Mani Ratnam, himself, had earlier tried to kickstart the project, but it didnt materialise. He finally revived the adaptation in 2019 and the film is now releasing in two parts, with the first part to hit screens in September.