'Ponniyin Selvan' team releases Karthi's Chola commander look

The film's first part, releasing September 30 this year, is based on the classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan by eminent writer Kalki Krishnamurthy.

author_img IANS Published :  05th July 2022 07:38 PM   |   Published :   |  05th July 2022 07:38 PM
Karthi as Vanthiyathevan

Karthi as Vanthiyathevan

The team of director Mani Ratnam's eagerly-awaited magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan on Tuesday released the first look of actor Karthi as the Chola army commander Vanthiyathevan in the film.

Karthi's look in the film has been revealed a day after the unit chose to release the look of Vikram as Aditya Karikalan.

Taking to Twitter, Karthi said, "With all your blessings, bringing to you #Vanthiyathevan and #Semban (the horse). (sic)"

Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies, both of which are jointly producing the magnum opus, tweeted the first look of Vanthiyathevan as well.

The film's first part, releasing September 30 this year, will be released in five languages — Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.

The film is based on the classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan by eminent writer Kalki Krishnamurthy.

The film, which Mani Ratnam says is his dream project, will be among the most expensive projects ever undertaken in the country. It stars an ensemble cast of popular actors including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Vikram Prabhu, and Prakash Raj.

The film has the best in business handling each of its departments. AR Rahman is scoring the music for this epic historical and the cinematography is by Ravi Varman. National Award-winning art director Thotta Tharani is in charge of production design while Mani Ratnam's trusted editor Sreekar Prasad is handling its editing.

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