Ponnar Shankar produced by Thiyagarajan has been bought by S. Martn’s (Martin Productions). Ponnar Shankar is based on a Kalignar 1978 novel of the same name which is a legendary story of two warrior brothers who lived many centuries ago, their story is what history is made of and they are worshipped as kaval deivams in the villages even today, their princely story has been recounted through the countless folk ballads and the brothers are known for their bravery, strength of character and valor.
The epic film was being produced and directed by Thiagarajan. Prashanth in dual role, Sneha, Sathyaraj, Jayaram, Kushboo, Prakash Raj, Napoleon, Rajkiran and Vijayakumar and many other significant artistes.
The movie launched in 2007 was progressing at a casual pace owing to the demands of a historical film. Now after three years being under production, sources say Martin Productions has acquired the film from Thiyagarajan.
Martin Productions is fast turning out to be a biggie as he has already purchased the another mega budget film ‘Ilaignan’ which stars Lyricist Vijay, Meenakshi and Kushboo in main roles, also based on kalignars novel.