INDIA: Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan, has taken the silver screens by storm, garnering immense praise and appreciation for both of its parts. Undoubtedly, this cinematic masterpiece has solidified its position among the biggest films in South cinema.
The first part of the movie effortlessly captivated the audience with its suspense and thrilling narrative, leaving them yearning for more. Their patience was truly rewarded when Ponniyin Selvan – Part 2 made an earth-shattering impact at the box office. Now, after almost two months of its theatrical release, this pan-Indian film has graced the digital space, ready to mesmerize audiences once again.
In a surprising move, the film has already made its debut on the OTT platform, now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The official Prime Video handle took to Instagram, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a world of grandeur and intrigue as this epic saga continues. The hashtags #PS2onPrime accompanied their announcement, inviting fans to dive into the magic of Ponniyin Selvan. It’s important to note that earlier rumors suggested the film would be available for rent, but let me clarify: that’s simply not true. The film can be exclusively enjoyed by Amazon Prime subscribers.
Bringing this grand vision to life required nothing short of a stellar cast, and the film delivers just that. Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, and Sobhita Dhulipala grace the screen in pivotal roles, each delivering exceptional performances. Ponniyin Selvan is a masterful adaptation of Kalki’s iconic Tamil novel series of the same name, a testament to the brilliance of Mani Ratnam’s directorial prowess.
At the heart of this epic tale lies the riveting love story between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram, which eventually transforms into a gripping rivalry that dramatically separates them. As the story unfolds, both characters harbor aspirations of becoming Rajaraja I, the legendary ruler of the historic Chola empire in South India.
Trisha Krishnan shines as princess Kundavai Devi, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan mesmerizes audiences in a dual role, portraying both the enigmatic antagonist Nandini and the delicate Oomai Rani. The first part tantalizingly hinted at Nandini’s dual role, and the second installment fully embraces and confirms this exciting revelation.
Ponniyin Selvan is a collaborative effort between Mani Ratnam’s esteemed home banner, Madras Talkies, and Lyca Productions, known for their commitment to delivering exceptional cinema. Together, they have brought this grand vision to life, immersing audiences in the rich tapestry of history and fantasy.