Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Ponniyin Selvan Movie Review: The five-volume Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy, which many people think is the best piece of Tamil literature, was turned into a full-length movie. Ponniyin Selvan was a movie made by Maniratnam that was based on a book and had a number of well-known Kollywood actors in it. The movie was a huge hit in Tamil, but the people who made it in Telugu didn’t do anything to get the word out.


Ponniyin Selvan Movie Review

The movie has already come out, so let’s find out if it’s worth seeing, even though it may have gotten some attention because it has some big names in it.


In the first chapter of Ponniyin Selvan, which takes place a thousand years ago, Vandiyathevan (Karthi) brings a message from Crown Prince Aditha Karikalan all the way across Chola country (Vikram). When vassals and smaller chieftains try to start a civil war, Kundavai (Trisha) steps in to keep the political balance of the realm in check. How can Jayam Ravi’s character Arunmozhi Varma protect the Chola dynasty and make sure the Chola Kingdom stays alive? If you want to learn more about Nandini, watch the movie (Aishwarya Rai).

Cast & Crew

Movie stars include Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman, and Radhakrishnan Parthiban. Under Maniratnam’s direction, the film was shot by Ravi Varman, and the music was written by AR. Rehman.

Movie Name Ponniyin Selvan Part 1
Director Maniratnam
Music Director AR. Rehman
Producer Lyca Productions & Madras Talkies
Genre Historical Drama
Cast 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

Movie Verdict

There’s no doubt that Bahubali has led to a lot of movies with big ideas like those in Bahubali. Maniratnam, the master storyteller, has made a historical drama for the first time and cast many well-known actors in it. This movie has gotten a lot of attention, even though most of these kinds of movies aren’t doing well at the box office. But I think it is real Tamil cinema because it was made by Tamils and the people in it were Tamils.

After the main characters of the movie are introduced, there isn’t much interest in gripping drama. After Karthi’s introduction of Vandiyathevan, though, the audience stays interested and curious until the intermission, and the second half of the movie is driven by strong emotions that keep the audience interested. Ponniyin Selvan, on the other hand, seems to have everything, but we can tell that he’s missing something. I’ve learned that this is what happens when you don’t know what happened in the past.

The movie is beautiful to look at, but people who don’t speak Tamil may have trouble following the story because of the nativity scene and the dubbing that doesn’t make sense. But you might like the movie if you know anything about the Chola kingdom.

This is a very important thing Casting is very important for a movie like this, where the actor or actress is expected to play a historical figure and give the character a face and body. Also, Trisha as Kundavi, Aishwarya as Nandhini, and all the other characters did a great job. Karhi as Vandiyathevan is cool because the character’s funny body language is similar to that of Yuganiki Okkadu. Jayam Ravi has a small role as Arunmozhi Varma, but his character is so well written that it makes up for it. Vikram’s role as Aditha Karikalan is also worth mentioning.

Ponniyiin Selavan has a lot of tension, but director Mani Ratnam, who is great at getting dramatic performances from his actors, can’t make it into a movie that makes you feel something. You can say for sure that Mani Ratnam had nothing to do with making this movie.

Ponniyin Selvan’s main technical skill, besides a few shots that use visual effects, is AR. The rest of the cast and crew, like Rehman’s music and score, Ravi Varman’s great photography, and the rest of the technical staff, all help make the movie better.

If you know anything about the Chola Kingdom, watching Ponniyin Selavn on TV is a lot of fun.

Plus Points:

  • Cast
  • Performances
  • Music

Minus Points:

  • Nativity

Rating: 3/5

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