Mani Ratnam’s dream project ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ (PS-1) started its rage on the internet. This long shelved, ambitious project of director Maniratnam is gearing up for release on September 30, 2022. The movie’s motion poster has been released by the producers. The movie’s leading stars, Jayam Ravi and Karthi, also let us know that this week will bring additional details on the project.
Making of ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’
Ponniyin Selvan: I’ (PS-1) is an adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, “Ponniyin Selvan,” which briefly tells the story of the most powerful Chola king, Arulmozhi Varma, who later evolved into Raja Raja Chola. Many Kollywood actors and directors tried to make this film. Even MGR made an attempt to take this film to the floors, but it was held down for numerous reasons. Legendary director Mani Ratnam has been working for a long time to make this picture. Finally, in 2019, he collaborated with Lyca Productions to begin work on the film. They have officially announced that this epic period drama will be released in 2 installments but the shooting halted twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but finally the first film from this film series is expected to be released on September 30, 2022.
‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ cast and budget
Mani Ratnam is making this epic film with a huge star-studded cast. The cast includes Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Karthi, Vikram Prabhu, Jayram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Shobitha Dhulipala, and many more. Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is composing the music for this film. “Ponniyin Selvan: I” is being made with a whopping 500 crore budget, making it one of the most expensive films in Indian cinema.