Filmmaker Mani Ratnam has finally completed the first part of his magnum opus anticipated film, Ponniyin Selvan. The film stars a huge star cast and have been shooting for past few months.
According to a tabloid, the final schedule of the film began earlier this week in Pollachi where actor Karthi filmed scenes riding a horse. On September 16, he announced he had wrapped up the project. The filming was wrapped on September 17 after patchwork shoot.
Mani Ratnam’s dream project based on Tamil literature’s most celebrated book Ponniyin Selvan, is based in the era of the Chola dynasty. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayachithra, Rahman, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin Kakamanu, Vijay Yesudas, Lal, Nasser, Kishore, Nihalgal Ravi, Riyaz Khan, Mohan Raman, Arjun Chidambaram, Babu Antony, Vinodhini, Balaji Sakthivel and Parthiban star in this magnum opus project.
Sobhita Dhulipala plays one of the leads in the film, which also marks her debut in the Tamil film industry. Sobhita, who is a trained classical dancer, was roped in for a pivotal role of a princess who is a master of Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam.
AR Rahman is composing the music. Elango Krishnan, Kabilan, Siva Ananth and Krithika Nelson are the lyricists. National Award-winners Ravi Varman and Sreekar Prasad will work on the cinematography and editing respectively. Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel have penned the script and Jeyamohan has worked on the dialogues. The film has been shot in Hyderabad, Thailand, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry and Pollachi. The film is set for summer 2022 release.
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