Ponniyin Selvan 1 review: Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus is no Baahubali, say netizens
Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited crowning achievement, debuted in theatres today, September 30, amid great anticipation. Moviegoers who had seen the historical drama’s first-day first show in theatres posted evaluations of Ponniyin Selvan on social media. And, seems like the film has struck a chord with fans. The reviews for the Mani Ratnam directorial, starring Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Trisha among others, have largely been positive. Check out what fans tweeted about the film:
“#Ponniyin Selvan Classy and engrossing. You can feel the #ManiRatnam touch in the adaptation of #Kalki’s classic. Storytelling at its best, palace intrigues & politics well etched, and a stunning high seas climax. Star character intro is neatly done and amazing camera by @dop_ravivarman,” wrote one user.
“#Ponniyin Selvan – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2, It’s the beginning of the world written Kalki with all the characters and major conflict established in style. The towering performances of
@Karthi_Offl(highly entertaining),@Chiyaan (intense), @actor_jayamravi
(calm and composed) along with 1/2,” another user wrote.
“WATCHED #PonniyinSelvan1.Magnum Opus of #ManiRatnam sir. couldn’t come out of the movie. Extremely good movie. CLIMAX TENSION BUILDS UP & SETS THE MOOD FOR PS2. SHIP UNDER STORM VFX IS FANTASTIC. ARR🧡
Yes this is a hardcore BLOCKBUSTER 🔥🔥🔥 5/5 #PS1Review #MovieMeter🎬” read one review.
“#Ponniyin Selvan FDFS Movie is awesome, very good screenplay all the actors have done their role very mass. Dear negativity-spreading guys don’t spread your negativity Baahubali is different and ps1 is different, ps1 it’s about our Tamil kings. #PS1review movie gone rocks in history.”
“Brilliant making #ManiRatnam screenplay is Epic. All artists perf excellent👏🏻 stunning Visuals& #ARRahman music big pillar of the film. God 1st half was followed by 2nd half. Slow-paced screenplay. Part 2 lead🔥Must watch This Epic Movie 🙏🏻” a netizen wrote.
However, some internet users also compared PS 1 to Baahubali and said the expectations fall flat in comparison to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali.
Knowing that Ponniyin Selvan was in development for over three decades before it was finally released to the public may be fascinating. Before, Mani Ratnam made two attempts to make the movie. His initial attempt was in 1994, and he then resumed talking about the project in 2011. However, the effort was unsuccessful both times.