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Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Review | PS1 Movie Review | Rating | Public Talk

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Ponniyin Selvan-1, Mani Ratnam’s big effort, Movie released today. Let’s see how it stands.


The movie is based on the renowned Tamil author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s book of the same name, Ponniyin Selvan, which extols the virtues of the nearly 1000-year-old Chola monarchy. Who attempts to take the kingdom? How would Vikram’s (Vikram) king Aditya Karikaaludu attempt to defend it? What part does Trisha’s Kundavai play? How does Nandini’s role fit into the overall scheme? How well-known is Arunmozhi Varma (Jayam Ravi)? You must see the movie in the nearby cinemas to learn that.

Performances onscreen:

In this historical drama, the main performers all delivered respectable performances. While Jayam Ravi received the finest introduction in the film as Arunmozhi Varma, Jaykram is still an effective screen presence as the Chola ruler.

Karthi’s portrayal of the provided comic-coated character is outstanding. Trisha and Aishwarya Rai are beautiful on screen and fared well in their parts, respectively.

In their limited screen time, other artists like Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Shobita Dhulipala do well.

Off-screen Skills:

Not as anticipated, however, AR Rahman’s music is alright. Rahman’s contribution to the movie is essentially nonexistent, except for one song and the background music for a few sequences.

Ravi Varman attempts to lavishly show the massive sets built for the movie via his cinematography, but his framing lacks a unique perspective. Although A Sreekar Prasad’s editing is good, it may have been improved by cutting close to 10 minutes from the runtime.

The period drama’s production qualities and production design are both acceptable.

Finally, while Mani Ratnam’s direction is brilliant in spots, the film suffers greatly from the flat narrative and lack of high points.


Ponniyin Selvan-1 is a generalized flat and unexciting watch that lacks an emotional connection. It will be challenging for individuals who haven’t read the novel to understand the characters, plot, and events, and it might not be interesting to non-Tamil audiences. With the exception of a couple of blocks that helped pave the way for the second half in the second half, PS-1 has nothing noteworthy to boast about.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

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