Vikram Vedha, Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Two of the most awaited movies of the year – Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I and Pushkar-Gayatri’s Vikram Vedha are finally in theatres and are getting positive reviews from both, the audience and the critics. While Mani Ratnam’s PS I, a period film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Trisha among others in key roles, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan are leading the crime thriller Vikram Vedha.
Ponniyin Selvan is an exquisite retelling of the history of the Chola monarchs who ruled Thanjavur (a district in Tamil Nadu), and it is based on the popular novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ written by writer Amarar Kalki. It also stars Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and R Parthiban. The historic drama, which was originally produced in Tamil, is set to release in five Indian languages – Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
Meanwhile, Vikram Vedha is a modern retelling of the classic folktale Baital Pachisi and a remake of the Tamil film of the same name. The film will see Hrithik Roshan essaying the role of a gangster named Vedha, whereas Saif Ali Khan will be seen as police officer Vikram. In the original version, these characters were essayed by Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan respectively.
Predicting Vikram Vedha’s fate at the box office, producer and film business expert Girish Johar told News18, “The tracking is good-ish. I would have wanted it a little more bullish. I think they went a little under par in terms of marketing the film. Having said that, we all know that the awareness levels are good-ish and it is a Hrithik-Saif film which is a deadly combo so it looks great. Advances are decent and early reports are also suggesting a good box office opening.”
VIKRAM VEDHA REVIEW
News18 recently watched Pushkar–Gayathri’s Vikram Vedha and called it a ‘massy theatrical film.’ The review reads, “Despite its flaws, Vikram Vedha is a massy theatrical film that serves as a fun single-screen theatre experience. I’d suggest caving into Pushkar and Gayathri’s make-believe world and joining Vikram and Vedha’s cat and mouse chase.”
PONNIYIN SELVAN I REVIEW
News18’s review of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 reads, “A drama of epic proportions, Ponniyan Selvan-1 is at its core a love story that’s set against the spectacular sweep of the Chola dynasty. It is about romance and falling apart of Aditha Karikalan (played by Vikram), the prince of Chola dynasty and Nandini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who is an orphan. Magnificently directed by Ratnam, Ponniyan Selvan-1 draws you into its drama just moments into the film, transporting you to the battlefield, to the emperor’s court, to Nandini’s private chamber, and most importantly, into the mind and heart of Nandini’s himself, where he grapples with betrayals, insecurities and revenge.”
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