The recently released Ponniyin Selvan: I, which hit the screens four days back on September 30, was one of the most highly anticipated films of the year 2022. There was so much buzz going around it that it gained enormous traction and had fans eagerly waiting to catch it on the big screen. The film released to rave reviews and received acclaim from film critics who praised the direction, performances of the cast, score, visuals and faithfulness to the novel.

Though the film was loved and enjoyed by a mass majority of the people, it did not stop them from complaining about the sound in the film saying it had a lot of audio issues. Esteemed Sound Designer Kunal Rajan came forward to voice his opinion on this matter. He took to his official Twitter handle and shared a note in which he says there is nothing wrong with the sound mix in Ponniyin Selvan. He went on to say that the audience has been complaining about the lack of sound in the film only because theatre owners have made an active decision on turning down the volume in fear of damaging the speakers. 

On the contrary, the owner of Vetri Theatres, Rakesh Gowthaman, took to his official Twitter handle to voice his point of view on the matter. He said that he had discussed the matter with other theatre owners who all said they too received complaints from the audience about the sound not being clear. He also mentions that the issue has been addressed and a new audio package is expected in order to extinguish this matter. 

Ponniyin Selvan is Mani Ratnam's magnum opus which is produced by Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah under the banners of Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions. The film serves as the first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same  name. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Rahman, R. Parthiban and Lal. The music was composed by Isaipuyal A. R. Rahman, with cinematography by Ravi Varman, editing by A. Sreekar Prasad, and production design by Thota Tharani.