The latest hot buzz is that maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam is planning to resume the shoot of his magnum opus film Ponniyin Selvan after Diwali in a huge set constructed at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. Earlier, the director is said to have planned to shoot many scenes in real locations but due to the pandemic, he has decided to film on sets and match it with VFX.
Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, the film is based on Kalki’s epic novel Ponniyin Selvan. Jayam Ravi plays the titular role in the film which also has Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sarathkumar, and Nizhalgal Ravi in pivotal roles.
AR Rahman is composing the music for the film and Ravi Varman cranks the camera.