Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies took to their respective social media handles to announce the news about the first single release. Sharing a poster which has the character Vanthiya Thevan (Karthi) riding the horse, they announced that the single titled ‘Ponni Nathi’ is all set to release on 31st July. The song is said to release at 6 pm sharp on Sunday. Ilango Krishnan penned the lyrics and dance master Brindha choreographed the song.
Let’s begin our musical journey into the world of Cholas!#PS1FirstSingle coming your way on 31st July at 6pm! #PS1 #PonniyinSelvan #ManiRatnam @LycaProductions @arrahman pic.twitter.com/dDcKiJCtgV
— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) July 28, 2022
The song is said to be the start of Vallavarayan Vanthiya Thevan’s journey along the Veeranarayana Eri (lake) on the auspicious occasion of Aadi Perukku (18th day of Aadi). This is how the story starts in the book as well.
Ponniyin Selvan is originally a Tamil novel based on the life of Raja Raja Chola, written by Kalki. While there have been several attempts in the past to make it as a film, Mani Ratnam has now started this project, which will be released in two parts. Starring Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sarathkumar in lead roles, this is considered to be Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus. Jayam Ravi is said to play Arun Mozhi Varman, while Trisha is said to play his sister Kundavai. Karthi will be seen as Vanthiya Thevan, while Aishwarya Rai will be Nandini. Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Lal and Kishore will be playing prominent roles.
The film is bankrolled by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies. The music director for the movie is AR Rahman. PS-1 is slated for a worldwide release on September 30, 2022, in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.