Ponniyin Selvan: 2 is one of the most anticipated Tamil language films that is to be released on April 28. The film is directed by the award-winning director Mani Ratnam. It is based on the Tamil books written by Kalki that have been among the most popular and best-selling Tamil books for a long time. The first part of the film was released in October and was one of the blockbuster hits of the year.
B. Jeyamohan is one the famous writer in the Tamil language who has written many books, and short stories and has worked in many hit Tamil and Telugu films as a writer including the recent films Ponniyin Selvan, Indian 2, etc. The has also written novels on the interpretation of epics. Writer Jeyamohan was one of the writers for Ponniyin Selvan film and his short story Thunaivan formed the base for Vetri Maaran’s Viduthalai that is to be released on March 31. The writer gave an exclusive interview to Galatta Media and shared about the films. Speaking about Ponniyin Selvan 2, he said the main story only begins in PS: 2 as the first part was only a prelude where one character travels and introduces various characters.
As the anchor asked why many people felt the movie was different from the books. The writer B. Jeyamohan said “Many novels have not been made into films here. Even if it's made, books that have been read by many people have not been made into movies. That is why people don’t know both are different art forms. If they don't know, then it should be informed to people repeatedly. If there were 10 films like Ponniyin Selvan that were released, this question would not have been raised. Westerners would not ask this question because they know this is a different art form. Even Ponniyin Selvan's theatre drama is a different art form. Even if drama is adapted into a movie it is different."