With every update, fans are getting even and even more excited about the film’s release. Recently, there was a report that the film is set to have its Audio Launch on September 6 at Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. While these are just speculations, the official announcement is yet to be made. The Music composer for the film is AR Rahman and the audio launch is expected to happen in a grand manner.
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.
Recently, a few Behind-the-scenes (BTS) photos from the sets of the movie has surfaced on the Internet. One photo of Aishwarya Rai sitting along with the cinematographer has already gone viral on the internet. Another photo shows Karthi as Vanthiya Devan standing with blood and wounds in front of the camera crew. In one photo we can see Jayaram as Azhwarkadiyan Nambi sitting along with the director Mani Ratnam. In the last photo, both Karthi and Vikram are royally seated on horses. See photos below:
Recently, the team proudly made an announcement about the format of the film. The team announced that Ponniyin Selvan will be the first Tamil movie to be released in the IMAX format. This will ensure that the audience will have the a larger-than-life experience of watching the film, just like the movie itself.
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.