Ace Tamil filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan: 1 is set to take a grand opening in theatres worldwide on September 30 and the buzz for the film is getting bigger with each passing day. Produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, the upcoming epic historical film featuring music by Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman stars Chiyaan' Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varman, Karthi as Vallavaraiyan Vanthiyadevan, Trisha as Ilaiya Piratti Kundavai, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini forming the core cast. With the lead characters already being introduced to fans in the Ponniyin Selvan teaser and posters sometime back, the makers have now begun formally presenting more new characters to audiences and that also included Sarath Kumar revealed to be portraying Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, followed by R. Parthiban as his younger brother Chinna Pazhuvettaraiyar, and most recently the fan favorite Poonguzhali essayed by actress Aishwarya Lekshmi.
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On Saturday, September 3, the character poster for the beloved Vanathi character played by actress Sobhita Dhulipala was unveiled and gives fans an extended glimpse at her look and attire in Ponniyin Selvan: 1. The Vanathi character poster has been released today after the team introduced Aishwarya Lekshmi's Poonguzhali earlier in the day. Sobhita is making her Tamil cinema debut and she couldn't have asked for a better start by playing an iconic character like Vanathi in Ponniyin Selvan. Described to be "quick-witted, courteous and so much more than what meets the eye", we get our first full-length look at Sobhita as Vananthi in the new PS:1 character poster below:
Quick witted, courteous and so much more than what meets the eye!— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) September 3, 2022
Presenting #SobhitaDhulipala as Vanathi!#PS1 #PonniyinSelvan #CholasAreComing#ManiRatnam @arrahman @madrastalkies_ @LycaProductions @Tipsofficial pic.twitter.com/PK28RhPdpo
Promotions for Ponniyin Selvan are being carried out on a consistent basis as the highly-anticipated trailer from the film will be released during the audio launch at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on September 6. The expectations for the film are massive, especially after the teaser received stellar feedback from fans, who are now waiting for more new visuals. Based on legendary writer Kalki Krishnamurthy's Ponniyin Selvan books, the film adaptation is also the first Tamil film to be getting an IMAX release.