Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam delivers a riveting period war drama with strong female characters, nail-biting sequences

ponniyin selvan 1 movie review mani ratnam delivers a riveting period war drama with strong female characters nail biting sequences

The first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 revolves around the Chola dynasty which ruled across the Southern part of India during the 10th century. With Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Karthi in the lead roles, PS-1 not only presents a good storyline but also beautifully showcases the culture during that period.

Mani Ratnam’s lenses and his vision of storytelling has always presented women characters with depth and having a voice of their own. Well, he has done it again in Ponniyin Selvan 1! The way he has illustrated the importance of women and their involvement in the politics of their kingdom during the Chola dynasty is noteworthy. And the cherry on the cake is that, actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, and others were seen beautifully essaying those strong female characters.

Related News |

Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam delivers a riveting period war drama with strong female characters, nail-biting sequences

Is Ponniyin Selvan 1 a Tamil Game of Thrones? Here’s what Mani Ratnam has to say

Though the first half of the movie may feel a bit stretched with a number of song sequences, the intriguing and intense plot in the second half somehow makes up for it. The plot of PS-1 might not be easy to follow with multiple stories put together, but the first part of the Ponniyin Selvan leaves you intrigued and yearning for more.

The plot of Ponniyin Selvan 1 traces a historic and successional battle of power when an incapacitated Sundara Chola’s (played by Prakash Raj) throne gets jeopardised by his own chieftains. The ministers want to remove the crown princes of the Chola dynasty Aditha Karikalan (played by Vikram) and Arulmozhi Varman (essayed by Jayam Ravi), and put Madurantaka Uttama Chola, the son of Sundara’s elder brother on the throne. However, it might leave the audience wondering why Madurantaka’s mother is not in favour of the same. Is there a mystery involved? Well, no one knows yet!

Now let’s come to the characters who drove the plot of the story. Nandhini (portrayed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Pazhuvoor queen and wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, is full of mysteries and secrets, who falls in love with Aditha Karikalan during their youth. A love story turned into revenge story? Is Nandhini plotting to take down the entire Chola dynasty by conspiring with the Pandyas?

Trisha’s character Kundavai also added depth and meaning to the story. Kundavai is the daughter of Sundara Chola and sister of Aditha Karikalan and Arulmozhi Varman. Her character is portrayed as witty and she also plays the love interest of Vanthiyathevan.

Vallavaraiyan Vanthiyathevan (played by Karthi), a warrior prince of Vaanar clan, is illustrated as a travelling warrior who is playful and keeps on encountering critical situations in the story. Vanthiyathevan is also shown as Aditha Karikalan’s friend who is entrusted by the latter to deliver a message about the forthcoming threats of the Chola kingdom.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 has managed to garner interest of the audience with beautifully captured emotions, good camera work, twists and turns and nail-biting sequences. AR Rahman’s score enhanced the emotions and the dialogues were well-written in the Hindi version of the film.

Other characters like Poonguzhali, also known as Samudra Kumari (portrayed by Aishwarya Lekshmi), Sobhita Dhulipala as Vaanathi, Jayaram as Azhwarkadiyan Nambi aka Thirumalaiappan, are equally important in the story of Ponniyin Selvan 1.

Directed by Mani Ratnam, who co-wrote the movie with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan, Ponniyin Selvan 1 is a must watch as you will delve deeper into the intriguing plotline of the epic drama.

NEWS RELATED

2024 Ram Dakota: What We Know Thus Far

Ram produces one of the most popular full-size truck models, the Ram 1500. The Stellantis company is looking to produce a smaller popular truck model. The Ford Maverick tiny pickup truck changed the way consumers look at trucks. Here’s what we know about the 2024 Ram Dakota thus far. The ...

View more: 2024 Ram Dakota: What We Know Thus Far

Overwatch 2-hjälten Ramattra tycks inspireras av både Doomfist och Reinhardt

Overwatch 2-hjälten Ramattra tycks inspireras av både Doomfist och Reinhardt Tre veckor efter att Blizzard meddelat att Ramattra blir den första nya hjälten till Overwatch 2 efter lanseringen (släpps när den andra säsongen startar den 6 december), har vi nu även en gameplay-trailer som visar han går för. Enkelt ...

View more: Overwatch 2-hjälten Ramattra tycks inspireras av både Doomfist och Reinhardt

Pagan miles por transporte para acudir a la contramarcha

Pagan miles por transporte para acudir a la contramarcha La renta de autobuses, micros y minivans con los que fueron movilizados miles de acarreados para acudir a la contramarcha convocada por el Presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador osciló entre los 5 mil a los 70 mil pesos, según choferes ...

View more: Pagan miles por transporte para acudir a la contramarcha

Golkar soal Jokowi Sebut Ciri Pemimpin Berambut Putih: Itu Hanya Gimmick Politik

Presiden Joko Widodo menyapa relawan saat menghadiri acara Gerakan Nusantara Bersatu: Satu Komando Untuk Indonesia di Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Sabtu (26/11/2022). Foto: Gerakan Nusantara Bersatu Ketua DPP Partai Golkar Dave Laksono merespons pernyataan Presiden Jokowi yang menyebut ciri pemimpin yang baik adalah yang berambut putih. Dave ...

View more: Golkar soal Jokowi Sebut Ciri Pemimpin Berambut Putih: Itu Hanya Gimmick Politik

Elon Musk Puji The Simpsons yang Jitu 'Ramalkan' Akusisi Twitter

Karakter dari serial TV populer, The Simpsons. Elon Musk memuji episode lawas The Simpsons yang disebutnya tepat memprediksi akuisisi Twitter olehnya. REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Miliarder Elon Musk memuji The Simpson karena mampu memprediksi akuisisi Twitter oleh dirinya. Elon menyoroti salah satu episode di tahun 2015 yang tampaknya mengisyaratkan pengambilalihan ...

View more: Elon Musk Puji The Simpsons yang Jitu 'Ramalkan' Akusisi Twitter

Overwatch 2 – Developer Videos Detail Ramattra’s Playstyle and Design

Lead concept artist Qiu Fang discusses the Tempo Tank, who closes the distance in Omnic form and activates Nemesis for close-range damage.

View more: Overwatch 2 – Developer Videos Detail Ramattra’s Playstyle and Design

As autoridades mexicanas estimam em mais de um milhão o número de pessoas que assistiram à manifestação da AMLO.

Apoiantes do Presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador na capital do país. – Jair Cabrera Torres/dpa A chefe de governo da Cidade do México, Claudia Sheinbaum, informou que a marcha de domingo celebrando quatro anos no cargo de presidente do país, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, contou com a presença ...

View more: As autoridades mexicanas estimam em mais de um milhão o número de pessoas que assistiram à manifestação da AMLO.

Can you spot the two glaring errors in Wests' 2023 calendar? Tigers make shocking blunders after Parramatta also got their promo for next year badly wrong

 Tigers' 2023 calendar features two players who are no longer with the club Jackson Hastings and Tyrone Peachey feature on the front cover and inside Blunder comes just weeks after a similar mistake on the 2023 Eels calendar

View more: Can you spot the two glaring errors in Wests' 2023 calendar? Tigers make shocking blunders after Parramatta also got their promo for next year badly wrong

Sherly Tjoanda Pimpin DPD HKTI Maluku Utara, Swasembada Pangan Jadi Program Prioritas

How Many Years Do Commercial Airframes Last?

Roundup: Morocco steal limelight on day of World Cup drama

MasterChef Burak 2022 kimdir, elendi mi? MasterChef Burak Kaya çocuğu var mı, oyuncu mu? MasterChef Burak Kaya instagram adresi!

10 Warna Keramik Lantai yang Bagus untuk Rumah, Elegan!

'Zero casos'. Imagens mostram manifestantes em embaixadas de Pequim

Aparece la RAM 1200, el inédito SUV de Renault y el Mégane E-Tech

Kemenkeu Luncurkan Program Kemenkeu Mengajar, Mulai Diterapkan di SDN 34 Pontianak

SWEET 6 Shio Ini Diramalkan HOKI Hari Ini 28 November 2022, Mereka Akan Sangat Beruntung

Deretan Artis Mewarnai Rambut usai Melahirkan, Amankah untuk Busui?

Jokowi Beri Kode Keras Dukung Ganjar Pranowo di Pilpres 2024:Pemimpin Pikirkan Rakyat Berambut Putih

Atletismo: Benfica e Sp. de Braga sagram-se campeões de corta-mato

OTHER NEWS

Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network