Ponniyin Selvan is the most ambitious project of Mani Ratnam. The movie is based on an epic novel of the same name by the famous writer Kalki Krishnamurthy. Ponniyin Selvan is being made in two parts. It is also a Mani Ratnam film, which is going to be released 4 years after the release of 'Chekka Chivantha Vanam'. As the movie’s release is set on September 30, the makers are now buzzing social media with regular updates.
A.R. Rahman is scoring the music of the movie and he has posted an update on Twitter regarding the first song and collaborating with Drums Siva, AR Rahman released a making-of video for the song, promising fans a unique tune. It's anticipated that "Ponniyin Selvan" will release its first single on July 28 or this weekend. The producers of "Ponniyin Selvan" have released updates frequently to generate significant buzz for the movie.
Ponniyin Selvan is also the biggest budget film in India with a total budget of 500 crores. The screenplay was written by Mani Ratnam and B. Jayamohan. The film Ponniyin Selvan will feature a star cast including Aishwarya Rai, Karthi, Thrisha, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Ashwin Kakumanu, apart from Vikram. Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies, along with Subashkaran under the banner of Lyca Productions, produce the film. A R Rahman composed Ponniyin Selvan’s score and soundtrack. The cinematography of the film is done by Ravi Varman and the cuts are by Sreekar Prasad. The film will be released worldwide in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.