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Ponniyin Selvan: Here’s what Aishwarya Rai said to Rajini and Kamal at the Audio Launch!

The Cholas Are Coming!

Mani Ratnam’s Magnum Opus Ponniyin Selvan is all set to reach our theatre screens on 30th September. The film’s team is meanwhile working hard to promote the movie by all means. A month ago, the first single of the film was released. Titled ‘Ponni Nathi’ it is the song that follows Vallavarayan Vandhiyathevan as he crosses the Kaveri river at Veera Narayana lake. Recently the second single, Chola Chola was released, and it has already gotten 10 million views. The makers revealed that the song is a victory celebration. Composed by AR Rahman, the song is sung by Sathya Prakash, VM Mahalingam, and Nakhul Abhyankar and penned by Ilango Krishnan.

The Audio and Trailer launch of the film happened in a grand manner yesterday at Nehru Indoor Stadium. All the cast members including Aishwarya Rai and Vikram made an appearance at the event yesterday. Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan graced the event with their presence and launched the trailer live. Several other stars including Directors Shankar and Gautam Vasudev Menon, and Music composers Yuvan Shankar Raaja and Santosh Narayanan were also present.

Trisha and Aishwarya Rai went on stage to address the audience. Trisha shared that working with Mani Ratnam is an unforgettable experience, and also thanked the director for giving her the role of Kundavai. She then said that she can keep seeing and watching Rajini and Kamal, and that nobody can ever get bored of them. Aishwarya Rai, who was also on stage, said, “Mani Ratnam is my Guru. My film journey started with his Directorial ‘Iruvar’. I have already acted with Rajini. However, I have still not acted with Kamal Haasan. But, I have learnt a lot from both the actors.” She then requested them to continue acting for longer, so that we can always keep watching them.

The film is to be released in 2 parts, and the first part is releasing on September 30th. The final work of the film is currently going on, and the director has reportedly made a final copy of the film. The runtime of the film is apparently 2 hours and 50 minutes or 170 minutes, which is less than several large-scale movies. Probably, Mani Ratnam went for a short and sweet first half, in order to hook the audience with a longer and more detailed second part.

A total of 6 songs were released yesterday at the Audio launch. Raatchasa Maamaney, Sol, Alai Kadal and Devaralan Aatam were the new releases, while Chola Chola and Ponni Nadhi have already been released. Drums Sivamani and AR Rahman performed live at the venue along with other singers yesterday. In addition, 30 years of Mani Ratnam and Ar Rahman combination was also celebrated yesterday.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.

While, Ravi Varman is handling the camera for the film, Sreekhar Prasad is handling the edit and Thotta Tharani is designated with Production Design of the film. 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.

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