(This article is authored by Alar)
Kollywood's dream project 'Ponniyin Selvan' has finally been accomplished by legendary director Mani Ratnam as the movie has been slated for a theatrical release on September 30, 2022. With the years of wait has come down to months, the fans are eagerly waiting for the release and they are relished by the back-to-back updates from the movie team.
Two days after the movie team released the motion poster, the makers have on Monday - July 4 unveiled the character poster. The first poster of the character look, made the fans go agog and get viral on social media. The poster featured the character of 'Aditya Karikalan', played by actor Vikram. One of the fierce characters in the original novel, Aditya Karikalan is the elder brother of Raja Raja Cholan aka Arul Mozhi Varman, played by Jayam Ravi.
Vikram is seen sporting a brave and victorious look, majestically sitting on a horse on the battlefield, as storming arrows behind the actor. Taking to Twitter, Lyca Productions, which bankrolls the movie, has released the poster of Vikram and wrote, "Welcome the Chola Crown Prince! The Fierce Warrior. The Wild Tiger. Aditya Karikalan." This poster has taken social media into storm as several fans have shared it rampantly.
On Saturday - July 2, the movie team has unveiled a new motion poster along with making an announcement of the movie's pan-India release. The short and gripping motion poster, which runs for ten seconds, has turned heads. The Himalayan project has been divided into two and the first part 'Ponniyin Selvan 1' (PS-1) has been slated for a theatrical release on September 30.
Ponniyin Selvan is based on the novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy under the same name and the fans are just two months ahead to relish this humongous project that took years to materialize. As the motion poster has been released, it has been reported that the teaser of the movie would get released by this month. The epic historical story has roped in legends and the movie will be getting released in five languages - Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
While Mani Ratnam has helmed the project, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin, Sarathkumar, Parthiban, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Rahman, Nizhalgal Ravi, Vijayakumar, Nassar, and Balaji Sakthivel will play important roles. Interestingly, AR Rahman composed the music while Kabilan and Venba Geethayan penned the lyrics for the songs and Jayamohan has written the dialogues. The shooting of the film has been completed and the final stages are underway after several changes.