5 Great Takeaways From The Ponniyin Selvan Trailer

The long-awaited trailer for Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 1 was unveiled at a big event in Chennai on Tuesday, attended by the who’s who of Tamil cinema. Adapted for the screen by Mani Ratnam, the film features some of the biggest stars in the Tamil film industry. Superstars Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have come together to put their full weight behind the film, which is Ratnam’s most ambitious film to date.

Here are the main takeaways from the PS1 trailer:

A long time ago, a long time ago…

The trailer begins with Kamal Haasan painting a brief picture of the Chola Empire. He mentions that the story of Ponniyin Selvan takes place a thousand years before the start of its golden age. The film must chronicle the most volatile period in the history of the Chola kingdom and show us the painful process of rebirth the dynasty underwent before reaching the ideal version of itself.

The prophecy

A prophecy appears to be the catalyst that throws the Chola kingdom into utter chaos. It seems a power vacuum is being created following the prophecy that foretells the death of a Chola royalty, paving the way for the greedy spirits to set in motion a series of sinister plans to seize the whip that allows them to rule. over the vast empire. The confusion surrounding the impending downfall of a Chola boils all strife.

Karthi in Ponniyin Selvan Part 1.

Not just another period actor

Judging by the trailer, it’s clear that Mani Ratnam didn’t envision Ponniyin Selvan as just a large-scale action movie set in a different time period. He wanted it to be pure drama, just as Kalki imagined it. This movie should offer more than just a cast of swashbuckling characters. There is going to be a lot of drama and play between the politics of hate and love.

Vallavarayan Vanidiyadevan has a bigger role

Vallavarayan Vanidiyadevan’s character is portrayed by Karthi. It seems that Vallavarayan is a loyal friend of Aditya Karikalan, played by Vikram, and he is also in love with Kundavai Pirattiyar, played by Trisha. And he seems to have a bigger role than just being a loyal friend, just following orders. He seems to hold the key to ending the chaos and misunderstanding between the Chola kings. Nandini, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, does not want Aditya Karikalan and Arulmozhivarman to unite. And it’s safe to say that Vallavarayan is more than just a muscle man. He risks upsetting Nandini’s plans.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ponniyin Selvan Part 1.

game of thrones

One of the trailer’s most defining moments was its final shot. We see Nandini staring at the King’s empty throne with great intent to take it at any cost. She is both beauty and beast. She is more than a pretty face. The unrequited romance between Nandini and Aditya Karikalan seems to be the beating heart of this epic saga. And it’s likely to be the trigger that unleashes chaos on the Chola Empire as well.