The most awaited historic film based on the popular novel Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy, Ponniyin Selvan-1, directed by Mani Ratnam hit the screens amid huge expectations, excitement, and curiosity on September 30. People of Tamil Nadu as well as others have waited for this epic to unfold on the silver screen for a long time.
The movie, which is said to be one of the dream projects of Mani Ratnam, was released in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada as well.
Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Vikram Prabhu, Parthiban, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Rahman, and R Sarathkumar are a few of the cast members in this larger-than-life drama film.
A few enthusiastic film buffs and fans of the plethora of actors and crew of the film have shared their opinions on Twitter after watching the film a bit earlier than the rest. Here are some of their tweets you might want to go through.
#PonniyinSelvan first half done. Decent till now. Excellent making as the story getting revealed in a fast manner with lot of charcaters. Screenplay is slow which some find as a slight minus. Hope the 2nd half justifies that.
PonniyinSelvan1 Interval : Karthi stands out! Aishwarya Rai 😍🤩
First half has been good - Drama & Love.
Looking forward to the second half. One noticeable negative - The movie goes on with a flow - No major peaking/ Goosebumps scenes so far.
Waiting for the 2nd half ! #PS1 #PonniyinSelvan #PonniyinSelvan1 #PonniyinselvanReview
2nd half: Good Taking👍,No elevations/ high moments,Good narration but Lags👍,Climax👍
soul of #PS1
#ManiRatnam story👍,Flat narration👎
A story strength film like #Rudramadevi #padmavathi
Overall: Watchable for History👍
MR has proven he is the man for the job 🔥🔥🔥 lead roles are have perfomed wonderfully well. This is the movie of the year ❤️❤️❤️ #PonniyinSelvan #PonniyinSelvanFDFS
First half very slow. Rating - 2/5
Second half will decide the fate of the movie. 🙄 #PonniyinSelvan1 #PonniyinSelvan #Ponniyinselvanreview
#PonniyinSelvan A perfect recreation.... Brilliantly made...
& #Vikram looks great.
and #AishwaryaRaiBachchan looks stunningly beautiful. Dialogues are perfect... No compromises made... Waiting for #JayamRavi's intro
#PonniyinSelvan Interval: Solid. Mani Ratnam maintains a tight and engaging narrative right from the word go -
is the entertainer here while Vikram and Aishwarya Rai get the best moments. Really good so far!
#PonniyinSelvan dramatically we're going into the universe 👌 1st half ✨ #Classic #PS1 my fav #Vandhiyathevan
steal the show ✨
#PS1 Overall A Period Action Film that had potential but ends up as an underwhelming watch!
Interesting storyline with good music and visuals but is wasted by flat narration with absolutely no highs/emotional connect needed for this genre
Performances by the lead cast is good especially Karthi and Vikram. Trisha is captivating with her screen presence. Mani Ratnam chose a story that had good potential but his narration is tedious at parts and should've focused more on the screenplay. VFX/Action is below par
Rating: 2.25-2.5/5 #PonniyinSelvan
#PonniyinSelvanReview First half finished #PonniyinSelvan #PonniyinSelvan1 #Ponniyinselvan1fdfs #ponniyinselvanreview #Review !!! Great cinematography & special effects !!! 👌👌👌Vikram and Karthi are rocking !!
Mass pakka mass
Karthik jovial nature and his flirting skills ✨🤣 nailed it
IPO purithu eduku ullaga azugagiyre sollluraga nu ⚡
beautiful ❤️ adorable
#PonniyinSelvan1 #PonniyinSelvan #TamilCinema
#PonniyinSelvan first half - Superb work by the maverick filmmaker #ManiRatnam. The character establishment and major conflict set rightly without any confusion yet the flow is very organic and gripping.
for adventure and energy.
for the dark past
#AishwaryaRai for her mysterious beauty,
for her majestic characterisation and ethereal beauty,
for his betrayal. Everything is so perfect so far.
and Ravi varman taken a bow. Kudos Mani Ratnam for adapting the epic novel coherently
Thalaivan ARR BGM Key Blockbuster 💥
Aduthu Mani Sir Direction key Blockbuster 💥
Apram Idhula nadichavanga Ellarukum key Blockbuster 💥
Oscar Award-winner AR Rahman reunited with Mani Ratnam for this magnum opus and the tracks of the film are already a hit on YouTube. Cinematographer Ravi Varman cranked the camera for Ponniyin Selvan and the humongous sets laid for the historic film are under the supervision of another National Award-winning production designer, Thota Tharani. A Sreekar Prasad worked as the film's editor. Mani Ratnam along with Elango Kumaravel has written the film's screenplay.
Dialogues of the film are from B Jeyamohan's pen in Tamil and Tanikella Bharani's in Telugu. The movie is bankrolled on a whopping budget of Rs 500 Crore by Subaskaran Allirajah and Mani Ratnam together under Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies banners respectively.