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The day is not so far when the part one of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ franchise will be hitting the screens and today was the trailer launching day of PS1.
It’s an Indian Tamil-language epic period action film directed by Mani Ratnam, who co-wrote it with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan.
The cast list includes Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Lal, and Sobhita Dhulipala who were present today at the trailer launching show at Chennai Nehru Indoor Stadium.
The Bollywood diva and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be playing one of the pivotal roles in the film as queen Nandini.
The actresss expresses her gratitude for being a part of this film as she got an opportunity to work with the legends sir A.R. Rahman and Mani Ratnam once again with whom she has collaborated at the very beginning of her career.
At today’s launch evening, reminiscing her memories, emotionally the actress states, “I am very happy to be here at the trailer launch. Thank you for joining us on this special occasion. Ponniyin Selvan is a very precious film, very dear to our hearts. It has been an absolute honour to work with Mani Ratnam again, with such a talented team of actors and technicians. Tthe entire cast is stellar. Everyone is outstanding. What an evening for us to be regaled with AR Rahman’s music. To actually celebrate this momentous occasion, also recognising rightly the incredible coming together of iconic talents AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam. I had the privilege of working with them at the beginning of my career—this talented duo, with Iruvar, and here I am again, as part of Ponniyin Selvan.”
According to one source, “Ponniyin Selvan I chronicles the story of Arul Mozhivarman (Jayam Ravi) and his ascent to the throne of the Chola kingdom against a coup. The story will be narrated from the point of view of Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan (Karthi), a messenger of Aditya Karikalan (Vikram), who travels through the southern kingdoms to pass on the messages between the Cholas.”
The film is based on author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s five-volume novel. Ponniyin Selvan and the first part will be releasing on September 30.