Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is the latest Indian film which has officially released on September 30, 2022. The screen time of this historical epic film is around 2 hours 47 minutes. This film is a Pan-India release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
Story: The story of this film based on Ponniyin Selvan 5-part novel which details about the Chola Kingdom story. So, here Prakash Raj aka Emperor Sundara Chola health is going down and all eyes are now on the new king, who will take place the throne. Many eyes are on the throne, well the top most contender is Vikram aka Aditha Karikalan (Older son) and Jayam Ravi aka Arunmozhi Varman (younger son) and Trisha aka Kundavai (youngest daughter). Not only these three, there are other contenders who want to get the throne and become new king of Chola kingdom. Well, Chola kingdom is in great trouble as other kingdom people like Pandyas also want to destroy the former one. Apart from that, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan aka Nandini belongs to some other kingdom and she also want to see Chola Kingdom destroy into ruins. Well, the reason of Nandini seems personal rather than professional. As she is also the former love interest of Aditha. Will, Chola empire be saved by the villains is what this story is all about.
This movie also stars Karthi aka Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan who is a friend of Aditha, and the story has been told through his eyes. Sobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Sarath Kumar and many others.
The early reviews of Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is out now and they are in a range of 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5 stars. This film currently holds 8.9 stars out of 10 stars on IMDB website.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: The story has been beautifully adapted in this movie. Though, the screenplay in the first half is confusing as lot of things happening one after another. After the interval only, the story moves smoothly and feel engaging. The twist at the end is the highlight of this film and we couldn’t wait more to watch Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 in 2023. I feel the visuals are the beauty of this film and I personally loved the long shots. The production value is top notch and it felt throughout the film. Even, the smaller details have been carried beautifully. It is an artistic film and you will get hungry for more in the second half when the real action begins. I haven’t seen such good ariel shots in India cinema. The VFX is decent and could have been better. In terms of performance, I think Aishwarya was the show stellar. She is the gem of a performer and we will see more of her in Part 2 as well. I actually liked the end twist. I salute to the hard work of director Mani Ratnam for investing so much into the story and giving us a must watch film to relive the bygone era. AR Rahman musical work is the strong point of this film. I would wish that Part 2 must be made in 3D version too. I watched Ponniyin Selvan movie in Hindi version and the dubbing could have been much better.
This film has been directed by Mani Ratnam. Movie has been produced by Mr Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah. The screenplay have been done by Mr Ratnam and Elango Kumaravel. The cinematography has been done by Ravi Varman and the editing work done by A Sreekar Prasad. The musical score has been done by A R Rahman.
Ponniyin Selvan movie budget hasn’t been revealed yet but it could reportedly being around 245 to 250 crores maximum.
Altogether, Ponniyin Selvan movie is surely a must watch film only on big screen.
Last Word: Watch it for its story and big screen spectacle.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 Review- Distinction (70 percent out of 100).