Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, Ponnyyin Selvan is an epic saga filled with war, politics and betrayal. The two-part film is an all-star affair with an ensemble cast of Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi in the lead roles. Along with that, it also involves heavy visual effects as it takes place in a completely different time period. Now we learn that, making it a one-of-a-kind film, PS 1 becomes the first Tamil film to be released in I-MAX format.
Ponniyin Selvan becomes first Tamil film to be released in I-MAX format
Due to the extensive promotions, massive budget, and enviable cast, this Mani Ratnam director already seems to be winning the hearts of audiences. The film is set to release this week and reports say that Chennai shows of this epic drama in 2D IMAX format sold out in a record 3 minutes. Interestingly, the movie is not just releasing in one but five languages. Besides Tamil, Ponnyyin Selvan will also be released in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, making it the biggest pan-Indian release this month.
Come Ponnyyin Selvan, based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s novel of the same name, the film is set against the backdrop of the Chola Empire of 947 CE – 1014 CE. The film casts Chiyaan Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Trisha Krishnan as Kundavai, Jayam Ravi as Arulmozhi Varman. While Karthi tries out the character of Vanthiyathevan, who is Aditya’s loyal friend and Kundavai’s love interest, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the role of Queen Nandini, the woman whose aim is to destroy the Chola. The film also stars Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj in key roles and is set to release on September 30.
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