The eagerly anticipated Ponniyin Selvan: I, the first film in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan series, will go down in history as the first Tamil movie ever to be presented in the IMAX format. The IMAX Corporation and Lyca Productions have joined together to release the film on September 30 in IMAX theatres around the world, including India.
The movie's production company, Madras Talkies, shared the information on its official Twitter account. The tweet reads, "Grand gets Grander! Experience #PS1 in IMAX, the first Tamil film to come out in IMAX In theatres on 30th September!.”
The movie, which is based on a classic novel written in Tamil by Kalki Krishnamurthy and is set in the 10th century, is focused on the early years of the great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola, who was the most powerful ruler in South India at the time and afterwards known as Chola Prince Arunmozhi Varman. Tamil was the original language of the book. He is renowned for reestablishing the Chola empire's dominance and making sure it kept control of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada versions of the movie Ponniyin Selvan are slated for theatrical release on September 30.