Ponniyin Selvan Part 1: Jayam Ravi stars as great Raja Raja Chola, Trisha as Princess Kundavai in character posters from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s period drama PS-1
Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies on Friday released the first look of Jayam Ravi as the great Raja Raja Chola from Mani Ratnam’s highly-awaited historical drama Ponniyin Selvan. The makers also released the first look character poster of Trisha as Princess Kundavai on Thursday after they unveiled Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character poster of Nandini, Queen of Pazhuvoor, Vikram as Aditya Karikalan and Karthi as Vanthiyathevan earlier this week.
Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, which are jointly producing the film, tweeted the first look poster of Jayam Ravi and wrote, "Hail the Visionary Prince, the Architect of Golden Era, the Great Raja Raja Chola introducing Ponniyin Selvan!"
Hail the Visionary Prince, the Architect of the Golden Era, the Great Raja Raja Chola…introducing Ponniyin Selvan! #PS1 TEASER OUT TODAY AT 6PM.@madrastalkies_ @LycaProductions #ManiRatnam @arrahman @Tipsofficial pic.twitter.com/pNukbhu0nY
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 8, 2022
Sharing the poster of Trisha, the makers wrote, “In a world of men, a woman of courage. Presenting Princess Kundavai! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada!” The teaser of the PS-1 will be unveiled today evening.
In a world of men, a woman of courage. Presenting Princess Kundavai! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada! @MadrasTalkies_ #ManiRatnam @arrahman pic.twitter.com/eoJOkSkegl
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 7, 2022
Makers also unveiled the looks of Vikram as crown prince Aditya Karikalan, the elder brother of Trisha Krishnan's character, and Karthi as Vanithiathevan, a commander in the Chola army. Check out the posts below:
Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. @madrastalkies_ #ManiRatnam @arrahman pic.twitter.com/HUD6c2DHiv
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 6, 2022
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 5, 2022
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 4, 2022
Based on the classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan by eminent writer Kalki, the film will tell the story of prince Arulmozhi Varman, who later went on to be known as the great Raja Raja Chola. The first part of magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, PS-1 stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Lekshmi and others. AR Rahman has composed the music for Ponniyin Selvan with Ravi Varman handling the cinematography and Thota Tharrani as Production Designer and Sreekar Prasad as Editor.
The story is set in the tumultuous period before Ponniyin Selvan (son of River Kaveri), later known as Rajaraja Chola became one of the greatest emperors in Indian history ushering in a golden age. The first part, PS-1 will release on September 30 this year in five languages of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.