Mani Ratnam’s directorial Ponniyin Selvan 1 is absolutely a much-awaited film of the year. The epic period action drama is all set to release in theaters on 30th September 2022. The Tamil film stars Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among other stellar casts. She is not the only Bollywood star to work on the project but there is a famous actor who has contributed to PS-1.
A week ahead of the release a press conference was conducted on 24th October in Mumbai. Director Mani Ratnam and music composer A.R. Rahman attended the grand press conference along with the cast of his film – Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and Trisha. At the event Mani Ratnam made a major revelation about Ajay Devgn’s work in the film. Ajay Devgn narrated the Hindi version of Ponniyin Selvan 1, earlier Anil Kapoor narrated the Hindi trailer of the film.
Talking about the movie, Mani Ratnam said, “PS (Ponniyin Selvan) has been a dream for a very long time, since the time I first read the book during my school days. I neither thought I’d ever get into films nor did I think I’d make it. But it’s always been my calling to be made. It’s so spectacular as a story and as an adventure. Several people had tried to do this before. They couldn’t for various reasons. Maybe they wanted to leave it for me! I am so happy and so glad that I got a chance to make it, that too at this point in time when the technology has improved tremendously. Hence, we were able to make it with a lot more comfort and authenticity. To be able to do it with this kind of cast and crew, with actors who are not just right for the role but also care for the film, is very special. I’d like to thank each one of them. I’d also like to thank the producer (Allirajah Subaskaran) who trusted us and gave us the money to go ahead and make it.”
Mani Ratnam further added, “I have two more people thank. They are from the Hindi film industry. One is Anil Kapoor. It was his voice in the trailer. And the other is Ajay Devgn. It will be his voice in the film.”
PS 1 Ponniyin Selvan is an official adaptation of a historical fiction novel in the same name. Ponniyin Selvan novel is written by Kalki Krishnamurthy in Tamil. The epic period action pan-India film is to be released in multiple languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. The movie is set for worldwide release on September 30. Helmed by Mani Ratnam the film is produced under the banners of Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.