Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Ponniyin Selvan Telugu Movie Review: The novel Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy, which was written in five volumes and is regarded the best book ever written in Tamil, was turned into a film. Ponniyin Selvan was a film directed by Maniratnam that was inspired by literature and starred notable Kollywood actors. While the film has received a lot of attention in Tamil, the Telugu makers have completely failed to advertise it.

Ponniyin Selvan Telugu Movie Review

Even if there was some hype about the film due to the involvement of well-known stars, it has already been released, so let’s find out if it’s worth seeing.


Vandiyathevan (Karthi) sends a message from Crown Prince Aditha Karikalan across Chola land in the first episode of Ponniyin Selvan, which is set 1000 years ago (Vikram). Kundavai (Trisha) works to restore political stability in a country when a civil war is being planned by vassals and lesser chieftains. How can Jayam Ravi’s Arunmozhi Varma, the Chola dynasty’s guardian, save the Chola Kingdom? To learn more about Nandini, you must see the film (Aishwarya Rai).

Cast & Crew

Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman, and Radhakrishnan Parthiban star in the film. Maniratnam directed the film, which features photography by Ravi Varman and music by AR. Rehman.

Movie Name Ponniyin Selvan Part 1
Director Maniratnam
Music Director AR. Rehman
Producer Lyca Productions & Madras Talkies
Genre Historical Drama
Cast Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Cinematography Ravi Varman

Movie Verdict

There is no doubt that Bahubali has pushed the boundaries of storytelling, and as a result, many filmmakers are making films with universal themes. Unfortunately, most of these films are struggling at the box office, but Maniratnam, the master storyteller, who developed a historical drama for the first time and starred many famous performers in this film, has piqued the interest of many viewers. However, in terms of the film itself, I believe it is pure Tamil cinema because, aside from Tamil people, it was made by Tamils.

The film lacks interest in compelling drama once the main characters are introduced. However, after Vandiyathevan (Karthi) appears, the audience’s interest and curiosity are maintained until the interval, and the second half of the film is propelled by tremendous emotions that hold their attention. Ponniyin Selvan, on the other hand, appears to have it all, but we get the impression that something is missing. This missing piece, I later realized, is a lack of historical background.

Without a doubt, the film is a visual joy to see on screens, however, non-Tamil speakers may struggle to grasp the plot due to non-sinc dubbing and the nativity. However, if you are familiar with the history of the Chola empire, you may find the film to be interesting.

such a serious subject Casting is critical, especially in a film like this when the actor or actress must pull off a historical look while still acting as the character’s face and physical presence. Furthermore, Karhi as Vandiyathevan is cool because the character’s comic body language is similar to Yuganiki Okkadu’s, Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varma has a limited screen presence but his character is so well written, and Trisha as Kundavi, Aishwarya as Nandhini, and all the characters did their parts well. Vikram also does an excellent job as Aditha Karikalan.

Ponniyiin Selavan contains a lot of drama, but Mani Ratnam, who is a master at eliciting great drama from his characters, fails to turn it into an emotional drama. This is not a Mani Ratnam production.

Ponniyin Selvan’s main technical expertise, with the exception of a few VFX shots, is AR. Rehman’s songs and background score, Ravi Varman’s superb photography, and the rest of the technical crew’s efforts enhance the film.

Ponniyin Selavn is a joy to watch on TV in general, but only if you are conversant with Chola Kingdom history.

Plus Points:

  • Cast
  • Performances
  • Music

Minus Points:

  • Nativity

Rating: 3/5

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