About – In collaboration with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan, director Mani Ratnam helms the next Indian Tamil-language action, Historic Ponniyin Selvan: I. It is the first of two film adaptations of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan, and it was produced by Mani Ratnam and Allirajah Subaskaran for Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.
|Film Ponniyin Selvan:I 2022|
|Film Name||Ponniyin Selvan:I|
|Release Date||30 September 2022|
|Written By||Kalki Krishnamurthy|
|Directed By||Mani Ratnam|
|Lead Cast||Vikram, Karthi, Jayram Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|MUSIC DIRECTOR||AR Rahman|
Cast – Vikram, Karthi, Jayram Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Genre – History, Drama, Action
Date of Initial Release – 30th September 2022
OTT Release Date – October 2022
Storyline – The movie is set in the 9th century and shows the early years of Chola Prince Arulmozhivarman (Jayam Ravi), who became famous and became South India’s most powerful king at the time. A brave warrior prince from Vannar named Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan (Karthi) tells the story of his exciting journey through the Chola empire. Queen Nandini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), also known as Manakini Devi and the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar (R. Sarathkumar), is on a mission to kill Aditya Karikalan (Vikram) and help her husband get to the throne. Arulmozhivarman finds out about plots against Nandini and other ministers and other secrets. The job of getting Arulmozhivarman from Sri Lanka to save the throne is given to Vandiyadevan.
Pruduced By – Mani Ratnam,A. Subaskaran, Siva Ananth (as the film’s executive producer)
Shooting Places -. Production on the picture began around the middle of December 2020 and wrapped up in September 2021. The film was shot primarily in India, with some additional scenes shot in Thailand.
OTT Platform – Amazon Prime Video
Production Company – Madras Talkies, Lyca Productions
Directed By – Mani Ratnam is credited with directing the film
Assistant Directors – Parlav Chaudhary, Rishabh Prakash Mishra, Rahul Mohanty, Ishan Mohan (who serves as the second assistant director)
Writer – Kalki Krishnamurthy
Budget – 500 Crore INR
Other Crew Members –Ravi Varman (Cinematographer), A. Sreekar Prasad (Editing), Eka Lakhani and Chandrakant Sonawane (Costume Design), Thotta Tharani (Production Design)