‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’, or PS1, the epic film made on a whopping Rs 500-crore funds by ace director Mani Ratnam, is to hit the screens on September 30. The film, based mostly on the 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan, by Kalki Krishnamoorthy is, in accordance with Mani Ratnam, his masterpiece and he has been capable of helm it solely after a number of failed makes an attempt.
Ever because the novel turned a success in Tamil Nadu, many film makers tried to work on it, however they may not flip their pursuit into a movie. The novel is predicated on the Tenth-century Chola interval and the fights inside the ruling clan. The function performed by spies of the empire, its army leaders and the politics behind it are all proven within the film.
Legendary Tamil actor MG Ramachandran (MGR), who later went on to change into the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously, had tried his hand in making Ponniyin Selvan after the novel hit the stands. His try, too, didn’t result in any outcomes resulting from varied causes.
Mani Ratnam himself tried to make the movie in 1999 and 2009 however in useless. He later roped in Lyka Productions for funding the film and thus the film shoot commenced. His personal Madras Talkies and Alirajah Subaskaran additionally joined within the manufacturing of the film.
The script of the film is written by Mani Ratnam together with Elango Kumaravel and dialogues have been penned B. Jayamohan.
It has a powerful forged with Vikram taking part in the lead function. Tamil stars Karthi, Jayem Ravi are additionally taking part in stellar roles. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan can be having a outstanding function within the movie. The film, which additionally has Trisha, Shobitha Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Jayaram and Vikram Prabhu taking part in main roles, is cinematographed by Ravi Varman and edited by Sreekar Prasad.
Music of the film is crooned by A.R. Rahman. The film was shot throughout India and some places in Thailand.
The taking pictures for the film commenced in December 2020 and concluded in September 2021. With the Covid pandemic, the discharge of the film was delayed however now the filmmaker has introduced that it’ll have a worldwide launch on September 30.