The first poster of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan was released confirming the film’s progress. The poster shows a sword with a golden hilt, bearing the tiger insignia, the Chola’s emblem along with the words ‘Beginning of the golden era’. Behind it is a fiery streak in the pink skies.
Among the crew members listed are AR Rahman for music, Ravi Varman for cinematography, Sreekar Prasad for editing, Thotta Tharani for production design and writer Jeyamohan for dialogues. Sharing credits for screenplay along with Mani Ratnam is Kumaravel. Eka Lakhani will take care of costumes for this historical drama while Vikram Gaikwad is in charge of the makeup. Dance master Brinda has been roped in for choreography while Sham Kaushal will take care of action direction. The film is being jointly produced by Mani Ratnam and Lyca’s Sudaskaran. Siva Ananth is the film’s executive producer.
Interestingly, this poster does not mention the lyricist. Earlier, there were reports that Vairamuthu, will be penning the lyrics for this film. But none confirmed or denied reports. There were also news reports that he’s been dropped from the film though Madras Talkies did not issue an official statement in this regard.
The film is inspired by the classic novel Ponniyin Selvan. The book traces the life of the most popular among the Chozha kings, Raja Raja Chozhan. Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amala Paul, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi and many more actors have been roped in to star in this film.