The sequel to Mani Ratnam‘s epic Ponniyin Selvan 2 is currently playing in theatres. Actors Vikram, Vikram Prabhu, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayaram Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prakash Raj, Sobhita Dhulipala, R Sarathkumar, Rahman, and Parthiban reprise their roles in the second installment of the epic drama that depicts the story of the Chola Dynasty.
The film is based on the Kalki Krishnamurthy five-part same-named novel series. Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 covered one-third of the novel series, while Part 2 included the remaining content.
Ponniyin Selvan 2
Ponniyin Selvan 2’s trailer has previously shown that Vikram’s Karikalan is offered the chance to govern over half of the Chola empire, while a new crown prince has been named for the other half following Ponniyin Selvan’s alleged demise. The main character’s actor, Jayam Ravi, is, nonetheless, depicted as being alive.
Mixed reviews were given to Ponniyin Selvan 1. The film performed, however, quite well at the box office, earning more than Rs 480 crore globally. Ponniyin Selvan 2 is the sixth joint venture between Mani Ratnam and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, following Iruvar, Ravan, Guru, and Ponniyin Selvan 1.
- The sequel to Mani Ratnam’s epic Ponniyin Selvan 2 is currently playing in theatres.
- The film is based on the Kalki Krishnamurthy five-part same-named novel series.
- One of the harsh complaints leveled at the movie by purists will be that the ending is radically different from the books.
During a press conference, the director was asked if Aishwarya was his lucky charm. He responded, “Filmmakers are pretty selfish people. They are utterly ruthless and self-centered, caring solely about the movie.
I only ask her if I believe she is the proper fit for the job, no matter how much I love her. She has been gracious enough to say yes, every time I have asked because I have felt she is the perfect fit for the part. She is therefore more than simply a fortunate charm for me; her talent and charisma made her the ideal choice to play this part.
One of the harsh complaints leveled at the movie by purists will be that the ending is radically different from the books. Along with that, there will be criticisms about how well-liked characters like Poongukuzahli and Vaanathi aren’t represented.
The price of translation is that. Mani has paid that price for remaining committed to his craft. We have Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan to tide us over till someone from Tamil film steps forward to do, perhaps, a series that does the enormous novel more credit.