As per Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan Novel, Aditha Karikalan was a crown prince and a brave warrior. He defeated the Pandyas on the Sevur battlefield, beheading their king Veerapandian. To avenge their king's death, Pandiyan assassins infiltrated the Chola Kingdom, vowing to destroy the Chola dynasty. Ravi Dasan, Soman Sambavan, Devaralan and Varagunan are the most notorious Pandiyan assassins.
The first sneak peek video from Ponniyin Selvan 1 is out now and it portrays the militant nature of the Pandyas. After watching this sneak peek video, one couldn't stop imagining the level of celebration for each scene on the 1st day and 1st show with this tremendous background music by AR Rahman. Ponniyin Selvan 1 is the pride of India and nobody expected such an authentic film from the legendary director Mani Ratnam. A sure shot blockbuster is on the way.
It is so evident from the video that actor Kishore brilliantly performed the role of Ravi Dasan. But his Tamil fluency is not so good. The team might have gone for another dubbing artist for such an important character in the film. And the VFX work of the camphor fire in the hands of Pandyas is quite disappointing. Apart from these minute flaws, this scene is going to be even better in the theatres, because here it is heavily edited so as to not reveal too much.
On the other hand, this itself is a big spoiler for such a Magnum Opus movie. Despite the vengeance, the Pandyas never said they will kill Kundavai. Their respect for women and children is just amazing. It seems, portions about Pandyas are going to be more terrific than the ones about Cholas. Sadly, because of Aayirathil Oruvan and Ponniyin Selvan 1 movies, Cholas were most known but Pandyas were underrated. Hope some top directors will make a movie for Pandyas in the future. Let's wait till September 30 to witness the war between the great Cholas and the mighty Pandyas.