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Eka Lakhani on designing costumes for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and more
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Eka Lakhani on designing costumes for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and more

Eka Lakhani also worked with historians and bounced off the final look of them to iron out inconsistencies.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam film is a visual spectacle that is a little less magical than the book
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Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam film is a visual spectacle that is a little less magical than the book

Ponniyin Selvan 1 is a brilliant experience that doesn’t chase the same high as other recent commercial films did. The spectacle lies in the setting and the story of the film that unravels beautifully.

Explained: Why Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan: I clash is great for pan-India box office
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Explained: Why Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan: I clash is great for pan-India box office

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan's Vikram Vedha is set to hit the screens on 30th September and will lock horns with Chiyaan Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Ponniyin Selvan: 1.

Ponniyin Selvan: Why this Mani Ratnam film could be a magnum opus like Rajamouli’s Baahubali
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Ponniyin Selvan: Why this Mani Ratnam film could be a magnum opus like Rajamouli’s Baahubali

The epic drama is based on the life of Chola emperor and has many firsts to its credit including being the first Tamil film to release in IMAX worldwide.

Why should you know about the Cholas as you watch Ponniyin Selvan in September?
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Why should you know about the Cholas as you watch Ponniyin Selvan in September?

The meaning of the word Chola is a mystery. Perhaps it comes from the related word in Tamil to mean prosperity.

Jayam Ravi's Bhoomi skips theatrical release to directly premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on Pongal 2021
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Jayam Ravi's Bhoomi skips theatrical release to directly premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on Pongal 2021

Directed by Lakshman, Bhoomi also stars Nidhhi Agerwal, Sakshi Dwivedi, Ronit Roy, Saranya Ponvannan in pivotal roles.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kollywood faces unprecedented economic, social challenges once lockdown lifts
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kollywood faces unprecedented economic, social challenges once lockdown lifts

Once private finances dry up in Kollywood, the number of film productions will reduce drastically, with no guarantee of a theatrical release.

Sobhita Dhulipala to play a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam's multi-lingual historical film Ponniyin Selvan
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Sobhita Dhulipala to play a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam's multi-lingual historical film Ponniyin Selvan

Sobhita Dhulipala is reportedly brushing up her classical dancing skills for her part in Ponniyin Selvan.

Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs
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Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs

Films like Dhanush's Asuran and Jayam Ravi's Comali proved how after the teaser and trailer, chartbusters still help Tamil films secure a good opening.

First poster from Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan unveiled; lyricist Vairamuthu's name absent from list of crew members
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First poster from Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan unveiled; lyricist Vairamuthu's name absent from list of crew members

The first poster of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan shows a sword with a golden hilt, which bears the Chola dynasty's tiger emblem at the crest.

SS Rajamouli's RRR, Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan block calendars of top Telugu, Tamil stars, from Jr NTR to Vikram
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SS Rajamouli's RRR, Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan block calendars of top Telugu, Tamil stars, from Jr NTR to Vikram

Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Vikram and others have all blocked their dates up to more than a year for their undivided attention to SS Rajamouli's RRR and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan

Jayam Ravi's Comali declared a box office success, further securing his position as a commercially viable actor
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Jayam Ravi's Comali declared a box office success, further securing his position as a commercially viable actor

Comali may end up as Jayam Ravi’s biggest hit and is likely to surpass the collections of his previous film, Thani Oruvan, which made Rs 26 crores in Tamil Nadu.

Comali movie review: Jayam Ravi carries a largely lighthearted film on his shoulders, as both a student and a joker
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Comali movie review: Jayam Ravi carries a largely lighthearted film on his shoulders, as both a student and a joker

The crackling onscreen bonding between Ravi and Yogi makes Comali enjoyable to a large extent.

Comali: Buzz around Jayam Ravi film rises, particularly due to the now-deleted Rajinikanth reference in trailer
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Comali: Buzz around Jayam Ravi film rises, particularly due to the now-deleted Rajinikanth reference in trailer

The dig at Rajinikanth in the trailer created a further controversy on social media, and a sympathy wave for Comali.

Nerkonda Paarvai: Ajith's star-power, combined with content-driven cinema, revives Tamil box office in 2019
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Nerkonda Paarvai: Ajith's star-power, combined with content-driven cinema, revives Tamil box office in 2019

Despite opening on a working day, the collections of Nerkonda Paarvai surprised everyone in the industry

Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai, Jayam Ravi's Comali may revive box office business of Tamil cinema this year
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Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai, Jayam Ravi's Comali may revive box office business of Tamil cinema this year

Only superstars like Ajith, Rajinikanth, and Vijay revive the flailing Kollywood box office. Can Nerkonda Paarvai do it?

Comali: Jayam Ravi announces makers' decision to delete scene mocking Rajinikanth
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Comali: Jayam Ravi announces makers' decision to delete scene mocking Rajinikanth

Earlier, Kamal Haasan spoke on the issue and expressed his dissatisfaction about the scene in Comali which refers to Rajinikanth's delayed political entry.

Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam to resume dream project on grand scale with Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam to resume dream project on grand scale with Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Mani Ratnam is said to have got the nod from actors like Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Keerthy Suresh, Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan for Ponniyin Selvan.