Big update on Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan - check out the latest announcement
Ace director Mani Ratnam has executed the herculean task of wrapping up a schedule of Ponniyin Selvan. Mani Ratnam is currently in the process of making his ambitious dream project, Ponniyin Selvan, which is being made as a two-part film. The film’s shooting resumed a few weeks before and the entire cast and crew camped at Ramoji Rao Film city in Hyderabad for the shoot. Mani Ratnam shot some of the important scenes and song sequences in this schedule and it was shot on a grand scale. The shooting happened as per the Covid-19 protocols and the entire team followed the basic guidelines. The 1.5 months schedule (Jan 6 - Feb 25) came to an end yesterday (February 25).
The film’s costume designer Eka Lakhani took to her official Instagram page to share this update with the fans and followers. Sharing a picture with Mani Ratnam, Eka Lakhani wrote, “And one of the team with big boss himself! #ManiSir ♥️ Wrapping this monster of a sched with a full heart.. Phew!!! Can’t believe we pulled this off in the COVID time 🙌🏼 Thank you for all the support my girls! You guys kicked ass! Missing in the pic CK, our backbone and UB, our oxygen! Now for some sleep, spa time and lots of champagne! 🥂 #ponniyinselvan”.
It is indeed great that a film of this grandness has been executed during the Covid times and details regarding the further schedules are awaited. Ponniyin Selvan features an ensemble star cast that includes some of the big names including Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Prabhu, Jayaram, Rahman, Aadukalam Kishore, Ashwin Kakamanu, Sobhita Dhulipala, Nizhalgal Ravi, Mohan Raman, Prakash Raj, Arjun Chidambaram, Riyaz Khan, Balaji Sakthivel, and others.
Vikram is said to play the role of Aditya Karikalan, while Karthi and Jayam Ravi will be seen essaying the roles of Vandiyathevan and Arul Mozhi Varman respectively. Trisha will be seen as Kundhavai. Produced by Lyca Productions in association with Madras Talkies, Ponniyin Selvan has music scored by AR Rahman and the fans are eagerly looking forward to hearing his musical work in the film. Ravi Varman has handled the film's cinematography, while Sreekar Prasad is taking care of the cuts. For now, check out costume designer Eka Lakhani’s Instagram post here:
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