Here’s Karthi as Vanthiyathevan in Ponniyin Selvan
As the first part of the Mani Ratnam biggie ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ gears up for release on September 30, 2022, the makers have started the promotions. In the first round, posters of all major characters in the film are planned to be revealed. After Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, a new poster featuring Karthi has been released. He is playing the role of Vanthiyathevan in the film. Similar to Vikram, he is also sporting long hair and beard, while royally riding a horse.
‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is based on the historical Tamil novel of the same name written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. It tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor, Raja Raja Chola I. Jayam Ravi plays the titular role. The cast also includes Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram Prabhu, Parthiban, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Babu Antony, Riyaz Khan, Kishore, Jayaram, Rahman, Lal and Ashwin Kakumanu.
Mani Ratnam has adapted the screenplay along with Jeyamohan and Kumaravel. Music is by AR Rahman and cinematography is by Ravi Varman. The big-budget film is produced by Mani Ratnam’s own banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.