Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 Movie Review & Ratings

Review of the film Ponniyin Selvan: The film Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of a novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy since the novel was written in 5 volumes and is the greatest novel ever written in Tamil, however, taking inspiration from the novels and the maverick of the film Maniratnam has made a film called Ponniyin Selvan, the Kollywood film the best actors played the main protagonists created curiosity, the fact is that the film created a lot of excitement in Tamil but when it comes to telugu the producers have completely failed to promote the film.

Review of the film Ponniyin Selvan


Although the film caused a stir due to well-known actors, well, carrying with huge expectations the film is finally out and we find out without delay whether or not the film is worth watching.


In the first episode of Ponniyin Selvan, which takes place 1000 years ago, Vandiyathevan (Karthi) travels through the territory of Chola to deliver a letter from Crown Prince Aditha Karikalan (Vikram). In a country where there seems to be a civil war planned by vassals and lesser leaders, Kundavai (Trisha) tries to restore political calm. How can Arunmozhi Varma of Jayam Ravi, the protector of the Chola dynasty, save the kingdom of Chola? To learn more about Nandini (Aishwarya Rai), you need to see the movie.

Cast and crew

Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and Radhakrishnan Parthiban and the film directed by Maniratnam, while the photography was curated by Maniratnam Ravi Varman, The music is composed by AR. Rehman, while the film was edited by Sreekar Prasad and the film was produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies.

Movie name Ponniyin Selvan part 1
Director Maniratnam
Music director AR. Rehman
Producer Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies
Genre Historical drama
Launch Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Cinematography Ravi Varman

Verdict of the film

There is no doubt that Bahubali broke the barriers of storytelling, with that confidence that many directors are making films with universal content, unfortunately, most films are failing at the box office, however, the master of storyteller Maniratnam who made the historical drama for the first time and many great actors taking part in this film excite many cinema lovers, but when it comes to the film, I think it is pure Tamil cinema because apart from Tamils, those who watch in their language and not they do know Chola’s story too, so there’s plenty of room to disconnect from the movie and the characters.

The film begins in an interesting way by showcasing Chola’s story and once all the key characters are established, the film loses track with a once boring drama. Vandiyathevan (Karthi) arrives the film becomes interesting, and the interest and curiosity are maintained until the interval, the second half flows on strong emotions that capture the attention of the viewer, Ponniyin Selvan has everything but while we watch we feel that it is missing something and what I found is the lack of connection with the story.

The film is undoubtedly a visual treat to watch on screens, but as non-Tamil audiences may encounter a lot of problems with unsynchronous dubbing and nativity, but if you know the history of the Chola dynasty, it could be a possibility that you have engaged with. the film.

This kind of heavy argument Casting becomes crucial, particularly in a film like this one, when the actor or actress must successfully flaunt a historical look and act as the face and physical presence of the character. And Vikram as Aditha Karikalan is simply brilliant, he shows his courage in acting, Karhi as Vandiyathevan is fantastic as the character’s comic body language is reminiscent of Yuganiki Okkadu, Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varma has limited screen presence yet her character is so well written and Trisha as Kundavi, Aishwarya as Nandhini and all the characters did their part well.

Mani Ratnam, who is a master at bringing intense drama from characters, Ponniyiin Selavan has a lot of drama, but somehow that drama is not that connectable and has failed to make intense drama, and this is not the Mani Ratnam type of film. .

Except for a few visual effects shots, Ponniyin Selvan is technically top notch and the biggest backbone of the film is AR. His songs and Rehman’s soundtrack take the film to another level, Ravi Varman’s photography is good and the rest of the technical team did their best.

Overall, Ponniyin Selavn is a delight to watch on the screens, but if you know the history of the Chola kingdom.

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Rating: 3/5

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