This month, Mani Ratnam’s landmark film will open in theatres all over the world.
The upcoming sequel Ponniyen Selvan Part 2 will create history by being the first South Indian movie to be released in the immersive 4DX format. The First Indian movie to do so was the 2019 action-adventure movie Thugs of Hindostan, which starred Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.
4DX makes audience’s visual experience spectacular
4DX incorporates sound, water effects, and synchronized motion seats with the visual experience, so this adds a lot of rewatchability to the upcoming movie. The movies are based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan, Which focuses on the Chola dynasty specifically Rajaraja Chola and his rise to power.
PS-I was a huge critical and commercial success
Ponniyen Selvan was a huge critical and commercial success becoming the highest-grossing Tamil movie of 2022 and the fifth highest-grossing Tamil movie of all time with a total box office collection of 500 crores.
The franchise was long thought to be unadaptable for the big screen with countless stars and producers trying and failing over the years including MGR and Kamal Hassan. Veteran director Mani Ratnam has been trying for years to get the movie made and finally got the project in motion in 2019.
PS-II is one of the most anticipated movie of 2023
Official production for the movie started on December 11, 2019, in Thailand with a budget of 500 crores, and both part 1 and part 2 were shot back to back. Production wrapped on March 2022.
Ponniyin Selvam 2 clocks in at two hours and thirty-seven minutes, and whole ten minutes shorter than Part 1. The music for the movie is composed by A.R. Rahman and the first single titled Aga Nga has crossed over 18 million views on Youtube in less than two weeks.
Ponniyin Selven boasts of an ensemble main cast that includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Prabhu.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 will hit theaters worldwide on April 28th, 2023.
Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service