2023 Arulmozhi Varman continues on his journey to become Rajaraja I, the greatest ruler of the historic Chola empire of South India. Ponniyin Selvan: Part II பொன்னியின் செல்வன்: பாகம் 2
Ponniyin Selvan: 2 is a newly launched Tamil Movie that was released on 28 April 2023. The movie is written by Kalki Krishnamurthy as the movie is based on a Tamil fictional novel “Ponniyin Selvan“. This movie is the second part of the first Ponnitin Selvan 1 which was released in 2022. The screenplay of the Ponniyin Selvan 2 movie is done by Mani Ratnam, B. Jeyamohan, and Elango Kumaravel and directed by Mani Ratnam, who also directed movies like “Ponniyin Selvan: I” in 2022, “Putham Pudhu Kaalai” in 2020, and “Vaanam Kottattum” in 2020. The Ponniyin Selvan: II movie is produced by Mani Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah with a budget of INR 250 Crores (US$30 million).
The movie is narrated by Kamal Haasan and the cinematography of the movie is done by Ravi Varman. A. Sreekar Prasad is the editor of the movie and the music of the movie is done by A. R. Rahman. The production companies of the movie are Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions and the movie is distributed by Red Giant Movies.
The main characters from the movie are Vikram as Aditha Karikalan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini / Oomai Rani, Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varman, Karthi as Vanthiyathevan, and R. Sarath Kumar as Periya Pazhuvettarayar. The movie will be released in five languages Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
There is a total of 14 songs from the movie 7 songs from the Tamil version and 7 songs from the Hindi version of the movie. The first song from the movie is “Aga Naga” with lyrics by Ilango Krishnan and sung by Shakthisree Gopalan. The length of the first song from the movie is 4 minutes and 7 seconds. The second song from the movie is “Veera Raja Veera” with lyrics by Ilango Krishnan and sung by Shankar Mahadevan, K. S. Chithra, and Harini. The length of the second song from the movie is 5 minutes and 21 seconds.
The third song from the Ponniyin Selvan 2 movie is “Shivoham” with lyrics by Adi Shankara and sung by Sathyaprakash, Dr. Narayanan, Sreekanth Hariharan, Nivas, Aravind Srinivas, Shenbagaraj, and TS Ayyappan. The length of the third song from the movie is 1 minute and 27 seconds. The fourth song from the movie is “Chinnanjiru Nilave” with lyrics by Ilango Krishnan and sung by Haricharan. The length of the fourth song from the movie is 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
The fifth song from the movie is “Aazhi Mazhai Kanna” with lyrics by Andal and sung by Harini. The length of the fifth song from the movie is 1 minute and 20 seconds. The sixth song from the movie is “Ilaiyor Soodaar” with lyrics by Kudavayil Keerathanar and sung by Keerthana Vaidyanathan, Niranjana Ramanan, and Vaish. The length of the sixth song from the movie is 1 minute and 54 seconds.
The last and seventh song from the movie is “Chinnanjiru Nilave (Marumurai)” with lyrics by Ilango Krishnan and sung by Khatija Rahman. The length of the last and seventh song from the movie is 2 minutes and 47 seconds. The total length of these seven songs combined from the movie is 20 minutes and 14 seconds.
The Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 got positive reviews from the audiences and critics. Over 2.1k people rated this movie 8.7 stars out of 10 stars on IMDb, which are very positive reviews from audiences. M Suganth from The Times of India rated this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars and said “Mani Ratnam seems to realize this too and decides to have a war scene in the end to give viewers an instant adrenaline rush, but this portion lacks strong emotional grounding (and stunning visual effects) to truly leave us with a high.“
Kirubhakar Purushothaman from The Indian Express rated this movie 4 stars out of 5 stars and said: “It will take another minute for someone to arise from Tamil cinema to make perhaps a series that would do more justice to the sprawling novel, but till then we have Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan.“
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV rated this movie 4 stars out of 5 stars and said “Ponniyin Selvan-2 completes what PS-1 set out to create – a screen version of a daunting text. The result is a cinematic work of monumental proportions, an epic that looks primed to stand the test of time.“
The Ponniyin Selvan: II movie is currently running at the box office and if you want to watch the movie now then you have to go to the nearest theatre where the movie is currently running. You can find your nearest theatre from BookMyShow and also book tickets online to watch the movie from the nearest theatre. If you can’t find any theatre near you then you have to wait until the movie got released on an OTT platform.
The OTT release rights of the Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 movie were sold to Amazon Prime Videos and the movie will be released on the official OTT partner after three to six months. After the movie got released on the OTT platform you can watch and download the movie without any issues.