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Mani Ratnam: SS Rajamouli is the reason we made Ponniyin Selvan in two parts

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Ponniyin Selvan, the magnum opus directed by veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam, is one of the most ambitious projects in Tamil cinema history. The first installment of the historical drama, which was released in theatres in September 2022, became one of the Tamil film industry’s all-time highest-grossing films.

Now the highly anticipated Ponniyin Selvan 2, the second installment of the historical drama franchise, is set to be released in theatres on April 28, 2023. With less than a month for release, the team is busy with the promotions for the film. In this background, the team attended the pre-release event of this movie which was held in Hyderabad recently. In this program.

Producer Dil Raju said, “We’ve released Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 in Telugu states under our banner and it was a big success. We are now releasing PS2 (Ponniyin Selvan Part 2). This is a film directed by Mani Ratnam garu and produced by Subaskaran. This multi-starrer film stars Vikram garu, Karthi garu, Jayam Ravi garu, Aishwarya Rai garu, Trisha garu, and many others. I send my best wishes to the entire team. A.R. Rahman composed the music for the PS2, which is currently creating sensation.”

Actor Jayam Ravi said, “Every time I visit Hyderabad, the love grows stronger. I grew up in Hyderabad and I have a house in Indiranagar. There are many differences between previous and current Hyderabad. However, the audience has remained unchanged. You get to see the same energy, passion, and love for cinema. We are here to express our gratitude to everyone. We believe that, like Part 1, this will be a huge success. Mani Ratnam has a brave heart. That’s why he shot the film in two parts at the same time and released them six months apart.”

“I am extremely happy with the Telugu audience’s response to Ponniyin Selvan 1,” said Aishwarya Rai, who’d also shared that she has learnt alot from director Mani Ratnam. “I’ve had the good fortune to work with an outstanding team of people. With the unwavering support of producer Subaskaran, we were able to create a fantastic magical world. I had the opportunity to work with great actors and technicians. We worked extremely hard. Every moment will be enjoyed by the audience.”

“I am very happy to see the support given to us by the Telugu audience.I want you to make this movie, a blockbuster,”said Suhasini Mani Ratnam.“The Telugu audience’s support for good films is always inspiring.Thank you to all of our actors and technicians. Our journey for this film was an unforgettable one,” said actress Trisha.

Hero Karthi said, “This film is a golden moment in our film careers for all of us. We learned a lot. The friends I’ve made here are for the rest of my life. Vikram garu taught me how to work. When they say shot ready, he comes to set with double the energy, no matter how tired he is. Jayam Ravi is also a good friend. On set, he makes everyone laugh. We shot both parts simultaneously. PS1 is entertainment while PS2 is a classic. The audience here knows better than me what Mani Ratnam garu’s movie will be like.”

Chiyaan Vikram said, “The Telugu audience has incredible energy. We travelled to many places to promote this film. However, the love found here is on another level. PS1 was a huge success in Telugu. Now I’d like to show the same affection for PS2. Subaskaran deserves credit. I consider myself fortunate to be working under his auspices. Mani Ratnam is an absolute genius. I’d like to make a hundred films with him. Despite the fact that I did not appear in many scenes with the cast in this film, they became good friends of mine. Karthi, Ravi, Trisha, and Aishwarya are good friends of mine.”

Ace director Mani Ratnam said, “When discussing Ponniyin Selvan, we must first thank the producer Subaskaran. He was crucial in making this film a reality. However, SS Rajamouli is the reason we made this into two parts. Thank you very much. I couldn’t have shot Ponniyin Selvan in two parts if he hadn’t also done Baahubali in two parts. I told Rajamouli about it as well. He has made a significant contribution to the film industry. Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Shobhita, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Thota Tarani, Sreekar Prasad, and Rahman were all part of a fantastic team. Only with their help was I able to make this film great. The audience will undoubtedly enjoy PS2 when it is released in theatres on April 28.”

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