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Mani Ratnam’s PS-1 to release on THIS date, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first look poster OUT!

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s much anticipated magnum opus, PS-1, the first part is all set to hit the big screen. Jointly produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, the two-part multilingual film is based on Kalki’s classic Tamil novel “Ponniyin Selvan”. Ahead of the release, the makers have dropped an exciting first look at this mega film.

The story of the film is based on the tumultuous time in the Chola Empire during the 10th century. It was the time when the power struggle between different branches of the ruling family caused violent rifts between the potential successors to the reigning emperor. The adventure film features Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sobhita Dhulipala, amongst others in pivotal roles.

The film will be released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. PS-1 is directed by Mani Ratnam and produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions; it will hit the theatres on September 30th, 2022.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, and others have reportedly begun the last schedule of the historical drama in Hyderabad, following a brief stay in Puducherry last year. At Ramoji Film City, a set of a massive stronghold was built on a hillock, where Vikram’s character, Aditya Karikalan, will command a war.

“Vikram has already shot a crowd sequence. Over the next few days, Mani sir will shoot some intense scenes with Aishwarya, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam, and a song with the entire cast. Post that, he will film the Chola expedition that sees Karikalan defeat the Pandya king, Veerapandyan,” a trade source was quoted as saying earlier.

The source also added that some portions will be shot in Tamil Nadu and other regions across India.

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