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Karthi confirms Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is a two-part epic, half 1 to launch in 2022


Actor Karthi on Monday confirmed that his upcoming interval drama Ponniyin Selvan will likely be launched in two elements. And the primary a part of the epic fantasy drama will hit screens subsequent yr. “The golden period involves life! (sic),” he tweeted whereas sharing a poster of the movie.

Ponniyin Selvan is director Mani Ratnam‘s most formidable film but. The movie is predicated on iconic author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s historic fiction novel of the identical identify. Set within the backdrop of Chola Dynasty, the epic novel has been tailored for the massive display screen by Ratnam together with author B. Jeyamohan, who has penned dialogues for the film.

Ratnam has put collectively an all-star forged to match the dimensions, scale and scope that the novel represents. The movie stars Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Lal, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Prabhu, Ashwin Kakumanu, Kishore and Aishwarya Lekshmi amongst others.

The five-volume novel, Ponniyin Selvan, narrates the story of Arulmozhi Varman, who ultimately turned Raja Raja Chola I. The king constructed the gorgeous Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, one of many largest temples in India. It’s mentioned {that a} main a part of the movie’s funds is getting used to recreate majestic temples constructed throughout the interval as movie shootings are usually not allowed inside traditionally related temples in Tamil Nadu. And award-winning artwork designer Thota Tharani has taken up that problem. Oscar-winner AR Rahman is caring for the movie’s rating, and Ravi Varman is dealing with the digicam.

After the delay in manufacturing attributable to the second wave of coronavirus, Mani Ratnam resumed taking pictures of the movie in Puducherry a few days in the past. If every little thing goes as per plan, he’s anticipated to finish the manufacturing by August this yr.



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