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Vikram wraps up his portions for Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan

The first look of the much-anticipated project's first part was released a month ago by its makers 

Thinkal Menon
Aug 29, 2021
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We had reported recently that Vikram had completed shooting for Karthik Subbaraj's Mahaan, after which the crew members released a photo of them together, which had the actor and filmmaker, too, in it. The first look and a motion poster from the project were also released by the makers after a few days. 

Later, he joined Ajay Gnanamuthu's big budget project, Cobra, for the last leg of its shooting in Kolkata. The teaser of the project, which marks Irfan Pathan's acting debut, was released earlier this year. AR Rahman will compose for the film; he is scoring music for a Vikram-starrer after Shankar's I.

Now, we hear that the actor has wrapped up his portions for Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. The film, which is said to be made in a never-before-seen manner in the history of Kollywood, will be released in two parts. According to sources, Vikram has completed shooting for his portions in both the parts. He will be seen playing Adithya Karikalan, the Chola prince who lived in the 10th century, and also the elder brother of Rajaraja Chola I. 

Though historians have different opinions on his life, the conspiracy surrounding Karikalan's demise was touched upon in the novel Ponniyin Selvan written by Kalki. It is said that the same has been mentioned in a detailed manner in the novel Udayar written by Balakumaran as well.

Babu Antony, who is playing a pivotal role in the film, had shared a selfie with Vikram recently from Ponniyin Selvan's set, which went viral in no time. The first look of the project's first part was released a month ago by its makers. Rahman scores music for the multi-starrer movie, which has cinematography, set design and editing by Ravi Varman, Thota Thaarani and Sreekar Prasad respectively. The much-anticipated movie commenced its shooting in 2019 in Thailand.  

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