Ponniyin Selvan starts rolling; Here’s the full cast and crew details!
For the last few years, ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam has been working hard to get his dream project ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ on the floors. That has finally happened as the team started shooting on December 10 in Thailand. The film has actors from various industries, probably the biggest ensemble in Indian cinema. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Trisha, Vikram Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Kishore, Rahman, Jayaram, Lal and Ashwin Kakumanu are confirmed in the cast.
Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Aishwarya Lekshmi have already started shooting for their portions. ‘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. Dance choreographer Brindha, costume designer Eka Lakhani and art directors Thotta Tharani and Wasik Khan are also part of the team. Mani Ratnam’s own banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are collaborating for this mega budget film’s production.