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Jehanabad's Ritwik Bhowmik: 'To understand Abhimanyu Singh took me very long & once I got him, it was difficult to...'
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Ritwik Bhowmik opens up about working with creative minds like Sudhir Mishra, Rajat Kapoor and others in Jehanabad and more.
Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-II gets a release date, to clash with Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
The makers gave a sneak peek into the much-anticipated sequel. Also backed by Lyca Productions, the Ponniyin Selvan series boasts of a star-studded cast featuring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi, among others.
In the music video, we can see Sobhita Dhulipala dancing with the utmost grace as a Sakhi to Trisha’s character. She can be carried off the entire song along with Trisha on her shoulder and we are so amazed by Dhulipala’s presence throughout.
Kamal Haasan is reuniting with Mani Ratnam after 35 years of Nayakan.
A TIFF spokesperson told Firstpost, "The audiences have been buying up tickets in batches, we have great sold-out screenings. Currently, it’s mostly Tamil audiences, but we hope a diverse audience will also discover the film."
Kamal Haasan, who thinks the Chola king was not Hindu, was himself a victim of religious scanning once
But the question is, why this question? Why do we need to recheck the dynasty’s religious identity so many centuries after their existence? Mani Ratnam’s abysmally dull film Ponniyin Selvan brings the Chola dynasty back to life.
Mani Ratnam constructs a world of puppet-like characters who seem to have inherited an acquired taste for royalty. Apart from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, no other actor seems to take his or her royal responsibility beyond the lavish costumes and jewelry.
Ponniyin Selvan, at first, feels like it was shot in the same terrain as Ratnam’s other Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer, Raavanan (2010). There’s water everywhere – and unrest, too.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan 1 is a period drama film which released on Friday, 30 September 2022.
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.
Mani Ratnam’s new movie 'Ponniyin Selvan', which is released today, has a huge star cast, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The visual extravaganza is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 2,200-page novel by the same name. The 1950s historical fiction has a cult following and remains popular even today
A.R. Rahman on the culture of remixing songs: 'Who are you to re-imagine? I am also careful about taking someone's work'
"You have to be respectful and I think it is a grey area, we need to sort it out," the maestro stated.
Explained: Why #BoycottVikramVedha trend won't affect Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan starrer at the box office
Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan's Vikram Vedha is set to hit the screens tomorrow. The film is locking horns with Ponniyin Selvan: 1.
Vikram on doing films like Anniyan, I, Sethu, Ponniyin Selvan-I: Want to be all those people I can never be in real-life
The actor, whose real name is Kennedy John Victor, said art was always an escape for him from his rigid upbringing.
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.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reveals Mani Ratnam’s special gesture for daughter Aaradhya on Ponniyin Selvan set
While Aaradhya is yet to see her mother’s upcoming project, the 10-year-old was “enthralled” after witnessing her mother essaying a queen.
Mani Ratnam: 'Even before I thought to be a filmmaker, Ponniyin Selvan felt like a big feature film to me'
As Ratnam readies the nation for his latest epic Ponniyin Selvan, the maverick movie-maker makes time for an exclusive interview with Firstpost.
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.
Ponniyin Selvan is cinema designed as an epic. You may argue that an epic is not designed. But you would be wasting your energy. That was true in the days of Pakeezah and Mughal-E-Azam. Nowadays, the visual spectacle is encrypted into the narrative.