Mani Ratnam’s Magnum Opus Ponniyin Selvan is set to hit our cinema screens on September 30th. The film crew is meanwhile working to promote the film in every way. Last week, the first single from the film was released. Titled “Ponni Nathi”, it is the song that follows Vallaivarayan Vandhiyathevan as he crosses the Kaveri River at Lake Veera Narayana. The song received great views soon after its release, and a BTS video for the song was released recently.
Now, Ponniyin Selvan’s team has released a new promo which shows Karthi, Trisha, and Aishwarya Rai getting ready for their shots as Vallavarayan Vandhiyathevan, Kundavai, and Nandini respectively. The video was posted by Lyca Productions on Instagram as a reel. “All this shines with gold!” Glad to have @kishandasjewellery as jewelry sponsors for #PS1!” they wrote in the caption. Watch the video below:
Ponniyin Selvan is originally a Tamil novel based on the life of Raja Raja Chola, written by Kalki. While there have been several attempts in the past to make it into a movie, Mani Ratnam has now launched this project, which will be released in two parts. Starring Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sarathkumar in the lead roles, this is considered Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus. Jayam Ravi would play Arun Mozhi Varman, while Trisha would play his sister Kundavai. Karthi will be seen as Vanthiya Thevan, while Aishwarya Rai will be Nandini. Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Lal and Kishore will play leading roles.
The film is funded by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies. The musical director of the film is AR Rahman. PS-1 is set to be released worldwide on September 30, 2022 in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.