Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam has on several occasions in the past described adapting acclaimed Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy's Ponniyin Selvan as his dream ambitious project. The highly-anticipated film adaptation being made as two parts and jointly being produced by Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies was announced sometime back to be coming out in 2022. Likewise, Lyca Productions dropped a surprise announcement on Saturday informing fans that the shooting on Ponniyin Selvan - part one has been completed, while also unveiling a new poster. The makers have also confirmed via an official press release that the upcoming epic historical drama's first installment will be out as a summer 2022 release. Check out the announcement below:

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan as been shot across India, with the final schedules of the film shot in Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad, and the final scenes being canned in Pollachi. The multi-starrer includes several top names from across the country starting with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is collaborating with Mani Ratnam after Iruvar, Guru and Ravanan. Likewise, Ponniyin Selvan will also see leading names from the Tamil film industry among whom include 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Jayachithra, Rahman, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin Kakamanu, Vijay Yesudas, Lal, Nasser, Kishore, Nizhalgal Ravi, Riyaz Khan, Mohan Ram, Arjun Chidambaram, Vinodhini, Balaji Sakthivel and Parthiban. The stars who have been a part of Ponniyin Selvan said in a joint statement, "This is a film of a lifetime and can never happen again in any of our careers. We are excited to watch the film." 

Ponniyin Selvan also features a stellar technical team starting with Mani Ratnam collaborating once again with Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman. The film, which has been adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy's acclaimed novel, has a screenplay by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel, with cinematography by Ravi Varman, production design by 'Thota' Tharani and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Writer Jeyamohan has also written the dialogues for Ponniyin Selvan, with lyrics penned by Elango Krishnan, Kabilan, Siva Ananth and Krithika Nelson. The action has been handled by Sham Kaushal, Dhilip Subbarayan and Kecha Kampakdee, while Brinda is the choreographer, followed by Eka Lakhani for the costume designs and make-up by Vikram Gaikwad.