Ponniyin Selvan: The first look of Karthi as Chola commander Vanthiyathevan from Mani Ratnam's film is out! The team of director's eagerly-awaited magnum opus unveiled the poster Tuesday. Karthi's look in the film has been revealed a day after the unit chose to release the look of Vikram as Aditya Karikalan. Taking to Twitter, Karthi said, "With all your blessings, bringing to you #Vanthiyathevan and #Semban (the horse)."
Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies, both of which are jointly producing the magnum opus, tweeted the first look of Vanthiyathevan, saying, "The prince without a kingdom, the spy, the swashbuckling adventurer...here comes Vanthiyathevan!"
The film, the first part of which will release on September 30 this year, will release in five languages -- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
The film is based on the classic Tamil novel 'Ponniyin Selvan' by eminent writer Kalki. The brilliant story, that revolves around the early life of prince Arulmozhi Varman, who on went on to be known as the great Raja Chozhan, is one of a kind.
The film, called by Mani Ratnam as his dream project, features a host of top stars including actors Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Parthiban, Lal, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prabhu and Prakash Raj. The project will be among the most expensive projects ever undertaken in the country.
The film has the best in business handling each of its departments. A.R. Rahman is scoring the music for this film and cinematography is by Ravi Varman. National Award winning art director Thotta Tharani is in charge of production design while Mani Ratnam's trusted editor Sreekar Prasad is handling its editing.