Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 Movie Review: Mani Ratnam’s epic adaptation is family friendly GOT

Director Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 starring Karthi, Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha and Jayam Ravi is an epic period drama that is technically sound. However, the film might end up underwhelming for book lovers, says our review.


  • Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 hit the theatres on September 30.
  • Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Karthi and Jayam Ravi play lead roles.
  • The second part will hit the theatres in 2023.

The long wait is finally over! Director Mani Ratnam’s ambitious film, Ponniyin Selvans: Part 1, hit the screens today, September 30, amid much fanfare. The film, a historical fiction, is adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy’s epic Tamil literary novel that encapsulates the power struggle that rattled the Chola Dynasty. Has the film lived up to the expectations? Will it satisfy the book lovers?


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