Ponniyin Selvan 2 trailer released: Here's everything you need to know about Mani Ratnam’s epic
Cholas are back! The most-awaited trailer of Ponniyin Selvan 2 is here. After teasing fans with some intriguing posters and teasers, on Wednesday (March 29), the makers finally released the trailer for the forthcoming magnum opus in a star-studded ceremony hosted at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai, India.
The trailer of the second instalment was launched by Kamal Haasan. The entire cast of the film, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan, and others, was among the attendees.
Watch the trailer of Ponniyin Selvan 2 here -
The trailer takes us back into the enchanting world of Cholas where many conspiracies, political intrigue, romantic relationships, and battles for the throne are taking place. The three-minute trailer opens with a voice-over informing us that Arunmozhi Varma has passed away and introducing Madhuranthakan as their new Prince.
Further, in the trailer, we see Chiyaan Vikram, who plays the Chola crown prince Aditha Karikalan, Princess Kundavai and other characters. The star of the trailer is Aishwarya Rai, who we got to see in the role of Oomai Rani, also known as Mandakini Devi, and how she's planning to take revenge.
From Rai's underwater sequences to Vikram's heavy dialogues, the elaborate sets and magnificent locations - everything in the trailer will surely take your expectations a notch higher.
More about the film
The film, which is touted as director Mani Ratnam's dream project, is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same name.
With music by AR Rahman, the film is edited by Sreekar Prasad, the cinematography is by Ravi Varman, and the production design is by Thotta Tharani.
The film features some of the most prominent actors in Indian cinema, including Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, Jayram Ravi, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Jayam Ravi, among others.
The film will be released on April 28 in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.
WION's review of Ponniyin Selvan 1 -
WION's review reads: "The movie largely benefits from having source material which is considered to be one of the milestones in Tamil literature. While no protagonist gets massive screen time alone, it is the overall story which keeps the audience engaged. Comparisons with a movie like Bahubali is natural in this case but the loud bravado is mostly missing and is replaced with the study of human ambition."
Karthi plays the role of Aditha’s trusted lieutenant Vandiyathevan and it is through the eyes of this character that the audience is introduced to the world of 'Ponniyin Selvan'. The actor brings a certain mischief and playfulness to the character which instantly makes him a favourite among the audience. Vikram brings out an emotional side in the hot-tempered Aditha while Jayam Ravi takes some time but ultimately settles down well as the regal and much-loved Arunmozhi.