Earlier this weekend, actor Karthi and the makers of Ponniyin Selvan (PS-1) released a motion poster telling the audience that, ‘The Cholas Are Coming’. Now, giving yet another glimpse of the Mani Ratnam magnum opus, the makers have unveiled the look of Chiyaan Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Prince of Chola. The multi-starrer set on a grand scale is a historical drama based on a Tamil novel by the same name written by Kalki Krishnamoorthy.
Lyca Productions, who are the makers of the film, took to social media to unveil the poster of Vikram who looks majestic in this historical avatar. Introducing his character, the post read, “Welcome the Chola Crown Prince! The Fierce Warrior. The Wild Tiger. Aditya Karikalan! #PS1 ???? @madrastalkies_#ManiRatnam.”
Speaking about the film, PS-1 stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Karthi, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Parthiban, Aishwarya Lekshmi among others. AR Rahman has scored the music for the film. With Ravi Varman handling the cinematography and Thota Tharrani as Production Designer and Sreekar Prasad as Editor, the film is directed by veteran director Mani Ratnam.
An adventure ride set in the 10th century, Ponniyin Selvan tracks the factional power struggles within the Chola Empire, with enemies of the state acting as catalysts. The story is set in the tumultuous period before Ponniyin Selvan (son of River Kaveri), later known as Rajaraja Chola became one of the greatest emperors in Indian history ushering in a golden age.
The film is slated for a worldwide release on September 30, 2022 in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.