Here’s Jayaram, Karthi and Jayam Ravi from the sets of Ponniyin Selvan
Shoot for Mani Ratnam’s dream project ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is currently progressing in Thailand. The film has a star-studded cast, probably one of the biggest ever in an Indian film. It has actors from various industries like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Trisha, Vikram Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Kishore, Rahman, Jayaram, Lal and Ashwin Kakumanu.
Veteran Jayaram recently shared a photo taken with Jayam Ravi and Karthi in his social media handle. While Jayaram is sporting a clean shaven look currently, the other two actors are seen with long hair and beard that resemble warriors of that era. Prior to the shoot, they had all undergone training in horse riding, sword fight and other martial arts.
‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is actually a historical Tamil novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. In five volumes, or about 2400 pages, it tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola I. Mani Ratnam has adapted its screenplay along with Siva Anand and Kumaravel. Jayamohan has penned the dialogues.
Cinematographer Ravi Varman, editor Sreekar Prasad and composer AR Rahman form the core technical crew. Mani Ratnam’s own banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are collaborating for this mega budget film’s production.