Director Mani Ratnam's dream film, Ponniyin Selvan has already begun shooting from 2020.
India's leading actor and actresses are working on the film. The film is being made on a mammoth budget of Rs 800 crore by Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.
Since the full film of Ponni Selvan will run for 5 hours, it has been decided to split the film into two parts. The first part of the film is expected to be released in April 2021.
Ponniyin Selvan star cast includes Vikram, Karthi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha and Aishwarya Lakshmi, Lal, Ashwin Kakumanu and Nerkonda Paarvai actor Arjun Chidambaram. The film has music scored by AR Rahman.
The first phase of shooting has been completed in the forests of Thailand.