Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies revealed actor Jayam Ravi’s first look on Friday as the great Raja Raja Cholan from director Mani Ratnam’s highly anticipated magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, who are jointly producing the film, tweeted Jayam Ravi’s first poster and said, “Hail Visionary Prince, Architect of Golden Era, Great Raja Raja Chola Presenting Ponniyin Selvan!”
Already, the makers have released the first posters of Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Karthi as Vanthiyathevan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Queen Nandini and Trisha as Princess Kundavai from the movie which is being made on a grand scale.
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The film’s teaser is set to drop on Friday evening, the production houses have announced.
The film, the first part of which will be released on September 30 this year, will be released in five languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Based on the classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan by eminent writer Kalki, the film will tell the story of Prince Arulmozhi Varman, later known as the great Raja Raja Chozhan.
Called by Mani Ratnam as his dream project, Ponniyin Selvan will be among the costliest projects ever undertaken in the country.
The film has the best in the field of management in each of its departments. AR Rahman composes the music for this historical epic 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 handles its editing.