Director – Mani Ratnam
Artists – Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi etc
Music – AR Rahman
Camerawork – Ravi Varman
Editing – A Shrikar Prasad
duration – 2 hours 47 minutes
Critic Rating – 3.0/5
Famous Indian director Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ (PS – 1) has been released. Actors including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha will be seen in the lead roles. The music of the film is composed by R Rahman while the camerawork is by Ravi Varman and the editing is done by Srikar Prasad. Mani Ratnam’s film ‘PS-1’ is known to have been made on a budget of Rs 500 crore.
What is the story of ‘PS-1’?
The film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is based on a novel of the same name, written by Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy. Ravi has played the role of a Chola warrior in the film. Vikram plays the role of Prince Aditya, Aishwarya Rai plays Queen Nandini and Karthi plays the role of Army Commander Vanthiatevan. The film depicts the glorious Chola Empire. The film is based on the true story of the Chola Empire, which ruled South India for a long time. The Chola Empire ruled not only over India but over many other countries.
At the heart of the story of the film ‘PS-1’ is a pundit’s prophecy about a comet that appeared in the skies of the Chola Empire about 1000 years ago. When Mani Ratnam made the film ‘PS-1’, people said that this film was the answer to ‘Baahubali’. In the Hindi version of ‘PS – 1’, Ajay Devgan’s powerful voice is heard at the beginning. Which introduces the audience to the story of the film. After that the story of ‘PS-1’ film progresses gradually. The film ‘PS – 1’ takes an interval before it gets out of the intrigue inside the Rajmahal. The climax of ‘PS – 1’ is shown in the sea and the fight scenes are loved by the audience. Director Mani Ratnam has portrayed the story very well in ‘PS – 1’. But, as the pace of the film is slow, the enthusiasm of the audience is not maintained.
Audiences who came to the theaters expecting everything to be loud in ‘PS-1’, made on a grand scale, are disappointed. If we talk about acting, Karthi has done a great job in ‘PS-1’. Also Jairam Ravi has also done good acting. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is looking very attractive in this film. The music of ‘PS – 1’ is very good which is given by AR Rahman. While Ravi Varman’s camerawork is amazing. If you want to see the epic saga of the Chola Empire in grandeur then ‘PS – 1’ is a must watch in theatres. But, if you go to the theater expecting something explosive, ‘PS – 1’ might disappoint you.