‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ release on Amazon Prime Review: Release Date, Cast and Story

‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ release on Amazon Prime Review: Release Date,Cast and Story-After long-awaited years the making of Ponniyin Selvan was finished and released on 30th September 2022. Ponniyin Selvan is an Indian Tamil epic historical action drama film.  The movie is based on 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy’.The movie was directed by Mani Ratnam and co-written by Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan. Mani Ratnam and Subashkaran  Allirajah produced the films under Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.

Amazon Prime Release Date

The digital streaming rights were purchased by Amazon Prime and had their premiere on 4th November 2022.

Cast

The movie cast of many versatile stars such as Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Aiswarya Lakshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Prakash Raj, R.Parthiban, Rahman, and Lal. A.R.Rahman produced pleasant music for the movie which is apt for the sequences. The cinematography was done by Ravi Varman, editing was done by A. Sreekar Prasad, and Thota Tharani was done with the production design.

In the 1950s M.G.Ramachandran attempted to make the film adaption of Ponniyin Selvan, however, it was cancelled because of insufficient funds. After many years Mani Ratnam tries to make the film in the 1980s and 2010, but that became unsuccessful. In January 2019, with the fund of Lyca production, Ratnam revived his dream project.

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‘Ponniyin Selvan:1’ 2022

 Ponniyin Selvan:1 Story

The movie was split into two parts. Ponniyin Selvan:1 In the 10th century, Thanjavur was ruled by the Cholas prosperously in South India under the reign of Sundara Chola.

Aditha Karikalan and Arulmozhi Varman(Ponniyin Selvan) are the two sons of Sundara Chola. Both of them headed towards Kanchi and Lanka to conquer the land for the Chola Empire. Aditha Karikalan senses something is fishy in the kingdom, so he sends his friend Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan the prince from the Vaanar clan to relay his message to his father Sudhara Cholar and his sister Kundhavai. On his way to the palace, he accidentally witnessed a secret meeting of Chola treasurer and minister of finance Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and other ministers plot to stop Aditha Karikalan from ascending the throne and decides to give the throne to Madurantaka Chola who is the uncle of Aditha Karikalan.

During the secret meeting, Vandiyadevan sees Azhwarkadiyan Nambi who also overhears the meeting. So he captures him to find the real reason for his motive. Then Nambi explains that he went to see his Sister Nandhini Marries Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar who is so much elder than her when his absence.bAfter that Vandhiyadevan meets Nandhini with the excuse of relaying the message of her brother Nambi and got a ring from Nandhini to enter the palace. With that ring, he enters the palace and change writes a message by himself to escape from the Chinna Pazhuvettaraiyar, meets Sundhara Chola,  and relays the message of Aditha Karikalan. Finding out about Vandiyadevan’s intention Chinna Pazhuvettaraiya capture him but Vandiyadevan escapes from them and meets Kundhavai to relay the message from her brother. 

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‘Ponniyin Selvan:1’ 2022 Image

After knowing the conspiracy Kundhavai requests Vandiyadevan to bring her brother Arulmozhi Varman from Lanka. She also requests Aditha Karikalan to return from Kanchi but he refuses to come back from Kanchi because Aditha Karikalan was in love with Nandhini and was banished from there after the royalty refused to accept a poor orphan. Later he sees Nandhini with their enemy Veerapandiyan the king of the Pandya Dynasty and claims that he was her lover. With huge anger, Karikalan beheaded Veerapandiyan in front of Nandhini. Later, she marries Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar to avenge the death of her lover. He knows that she only marries Pazhuvettaraiyar to avenge the Chola family to avenge Veerapandiyan’s death. Meanwhile, with the help of Samuthra Kumari Poonguzhali.

Nambi who is revealed to be a spy of prime minister Aniruddha Brahmarayar arrives in Lanka. While heading back to Thanjavur, Arulmozhi Varma and Vandiyadevan were attacked by the secret helpers of the Pandya Dynasty also known as Pandya Aabathudavigal. They were saved by Oomai Rani who also saved Arulmozhi from drowning in the Ponni river at a young age. While their return to Thanjavur Vandiyadevan was captured by Pandya’s Aabathudavigal and Arulmozhi went to save him. Later there was a rumor spread that Arulmozhi was dead from drowning in the sea. In the end, Oomai Rani swam into the sea to rescue Ponniyin Selvan.

The director did tribute to the epic novel by making the film great.

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