Chiyaan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Trisha Krishnan appear in this film which was directed by Mani Ratnam. Jayam Ravi Jayaram , Karthi , Aishwarya Lekshmi , Sarathkumar , Parthibhan , Prakash Raj , Prabhu
A film that one absolutely has to see in the theater.
Based on the book Ponniyin Selvan written by journalist Kalki Krishnamoorthy, those who have read the book in its entirety will be able to point out the differences, its flaws; however, for me and the public, this is a visual periodic film that just reminds us again of the lust for power that surpasses ethics in the field of politics. The so-called “dirty games” that are now being performed in politics are not a recent phenomenon; rather, their origins may be found deeply ingrained in the past.
Ponniyn Selvan is not a periodic movie, so audiences should not expect the conventional commercial elements that are typically included in such films in order to exalt the stardom of the lead actor while ignoring the story’s central historical events. Ponniyn Selvan, on the other hand, focuses on those events.
Now turning our attention back to the film, we can say that, as a whole, it depicted the strategies and maneuvers that various rapacious characters used in their pursuit of power. Additionally, it demonstrates revenge, and in order to finalize it, one needs talents, attractiveness, and intelligence more than action.
Ravi Varman has a compelling eye behind the camera. According to me, the screenplay that was written by Mani Ratnam and Elango Kumaravel should have stayed true to Kalki’s original plot. The dialogues written by Jeyamohan give the impression that they were produced at that historical period.
The music of AR Rahman was enjoyable, but when compared to listening to the lyrical song that was uploaded on YouTube, it seemed to move at a faster pace. The BGM was about par.
1) Chiyaan Vikram as Aditya Karikalan had produced the greatest performance despite having a little amount of screen time in the first part. His anguish for his lost love, which he concealed with his vicious behavior in order to free himself from the grips of memories of Nandini, was very believable.
2) The portrayal of Trisha as a cunning politician who nonetheless maintains a strong emotional connection with her family. She brings out the best in Kundavai’s character, and I like to think of her as a beautiful woman with a sharp mind; Trisha did quite well on the test.
3) Aishwarya Rai, who plays the role of Nandini, a lady bent on revenge. Her eyes were filled with vengeance and a voracious desire for power, but she is aware that these desires can be satiated by her beauty. She is aware that men are susceptible to and become lustful toward the beauty of a woman, and that this could serve as a stepping stone to the highest levels of success. Aishwarya had done an excellent job portraying her persona.
4) Karthi appears as Vallavaraiyan Vanthiyathevan, one of Aditya Karikalan’s goons, in this chapter. In this section of the movie, several personalities are shown via the protagonist’s pursuit of a certain objective. A guy who can be dazzled by the beauty of a lady, a man who can be trusted to be honest with his master, and a man who can be a ferocious soldier. Karthi has convincingly brought to life a wide range of nuances associated with his persona.
5) Jayam Ravi, who had previously been justified to the job by Arunmozhi Varman or Ponniyn Selvan. A prince who aspires to become king should not only have the characteristics of a warrior but also have the characteristics of a king in order to fulfill this destiny. Jayam Ravi’s performance perfectly captured the composed demeanor, reverent attitude, and knowing smiling attitude of his role, in addition to a number of other nuances and nuances of his character.
6) Jayaram, posing as the Azhwarkadiyan Nambi, a spy working in the national interest, demonstrated to us that even gold that has been buried in trash may still shine. His pairing with Karthi not only provided humorous relief, but it also invigorated the crowd.
In the movie, Mani Ratnam depicted the conflicts that arose among the general populace over their levels of devotion to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Although it was only for a brief period of time, it brought to mind a scene from the movie “Dasavatharam,” in which Kamal Hassan played the role of Rangarajan Ramanuja Nambi, a Vaishnavite Iyengar from the 12th century who attempted to stop the Chola Emperor Kulothunga II from destroying a statue of his favorite god, Lord Vishnu, but was ultimately unsuccessful and was put to death. Therefore, this is merely a director’s touch to bring to our attention once again the naive beliefs that the general populace had during that time period with regard to the worship of deities.
In the movie Ponniyn Selvan – Part 1, the character Trisha utters the line, “The love of power outweighs the lust of beauty,” during one of the many conversations that take place.