It's official! This legendary icon to launch the audio and trailer of Maniratnam's epic Ponniyin Selvan 2! Makers share the update

(This article is authored by Alar)

The much-awaited sequel to the blockbuster historical epic Ponniyin Selvan, is gearing up for its grand release on April 28th, 2023. The film series, directed by Mani Ratnam and produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s classic novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast of Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Aishwarya Lekshmi and many others.

The music composed by Isai Puyal A.R. Rahman, who has collaborated with Mani Ratnam for the 16th time. The latest hot update is that the makers of the film have announced that the music and trailer of Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 will be unveiled by none other than Kamal Haasan, the legendary actor and politician who has also narrated the film. 

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Lyca Productions wrote by dropping a grandiose poster featuring the legendary actor, and wrote, "A momentous occasion calls for a momentous guest! Join us in welcoming the one and only #UlagaNayagan @ikamalhaasan sir to unveil the music and trailer of #PS2 on March 29th at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai! #CholasAreBack #PonniyinSelvan2 #ManiRatnam @arrahman @madrastalkies_"

The event will take place on March 29th at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai, in the presence of the cast and crew and other dignitaries. It is noteworthy to recall that during the audio launch of the first part of the film, two stalwarts of Tamil Cinema, Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan graced the occasion with their presence and their speeches were the highlight of the event.

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 will continue the saga of Chola prince Arulmozhi Varman, who would become the renowned emperor Rajaraja I. The film will depict his rise to power, his conquests, his love interests and his enemies. The film will also showcase the rich culture and heritage of the Chola dynasty and its impact on South India and Southeast Asia.

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 is expected to be a visual spectacle with stunning cinematography by Ravi Varman, lavish production design by Thota Tharani, and spectacular visual effects. The film will also be released in IMAX format for an immersive experience.

The film has already generated a lot of buzz among the fans and critics alike, who have praised the first part for its faithful adaptation of the novel, its direction, its performances, its musical score and its visuals. The second part of the epic will be released in theatres worldwide in Tamil along with dubbed versions of Telugu, Hindi and other languages. The digital streaming rights of the film have been bought by Amazon Prime Video, and satellite rights to Sun Tv.