It is a big day for the team of Director Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 as they today launched the trailer of their legendary creation. While the film’s director Mani Ratnam reached the event venue recently, Ponniyin Selvan’s story is a cinematic adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s novel of the same name. It gives us information about the life of King Chola I of the Chola dynasty. The enterprise has a star-studded cast with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini, Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Karthi as Vanthiyathevan, Trisha as Kundavai and Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varman. Apart from this, PS1 will also see Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Lal, Kishore, Ashwin Kakumanu and Aishwarya Lakshmi in pivotal roles.
Let us also tell you that, while Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan attended the trailer and audio launch of Ponniyin Selvan Part 1, Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala are among others. Simultaneously, the trailer and audio launch of Mani Ratnam’s ambitious historical drama Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is currently in Chennai. At the same time, the teaser, poster and songs of the film released so far have created a lot of hype among the audience.
Ponniyin Selvan I tells the story of Arul Mozhivarman (Jayam Ravi) and his ascension to the throne of the Chola Empire against a coup. The story will be narrated from the approach of Vallavarayan Vandiyadevan (Karthi), the messenger of Aditya Karikalan (Vikram), who travels to the southern kingdoms to pass messages among the Cholas. The teaser of the film also hinted at a romance between Aditya and Rani Nandini (Aishwarya).
The film is based on author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s prestigious five-segment novel Ponniyin Selvan and the first part will release on September 30. The film also marks the return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the big screen after more than four years.