The first schedule of Mani Ratnam’s dream project Ponniyin Selvan has been successfully completed. It is said that Vikram and Aishwarya Rai are likely to join the team in the next schedule.
Meanwhile, Jayam’ Ravi who plays the titular role in the film will begin shooting for Ahmed’s Janaganamana’soon and Karthi is also planning to start shooting for his next with PS Mithran of Irumbuthirai fame, before the start of Ponniyin Selvan second schedule.
The title font of Mani Ratnam’s ambitious flick, Ponniyin Selvan was unveiled by the makers on social media. Madras Talkies, the production house, took to Twitter to reveal two posters in English font.
The poster bears the wordings, “Beginning of the Golden Era.” Ponniyin Selvan’s poster has an image of a majestic sword indicating the mighty Chola Dynasty.
The production house wrote: “Are you ready to witness the beginning of the golden era on the big screen? #PonniyinSelvan Shooting in progress.”
While one poster had the image of the sword, the other poster had the names of the crew of Ponniyin Selvan. Ponniyin Selvan is said to be based on the Tamil novel of the same name by Kalki. The five volumes of the book narrate the story of the early days of Rajaraja Chola I who became a great emperor of the Chola dynasty.
Ponniyin Selvan also boasts of a top-notch crew including the likes of music director AR Rahman, cinematographer Ravi Varman, editor Sreekar Prasad and production designer Thotta Tharani