The last we heard from the Mani Ratnam camp was Raavanan being screened at the Pusan International Festival in South Korea, one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The movie though didnt break the box office collection is being shown across various international film festivals. “Indian cinema preserves the country’s strong oral tradition that uses music to express emotions, and that indigenous quality sets apart and enables Indian films to attract the international audience” ,said the director after the screening.
Now we hear that the director is in the process of adapting famous Tamil novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ considered the greatest novel written in Tamil,which narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman one of the Greatest Kings in Tamil history.
Also the interesting buzz is that Kamal Haasan or Vikram are the short listed ones to play the lead role for this adaptation.
Most among us will be acquainted with the plot through our ‘Kalki’ days,but what many await is the result moulded out from Mani’s very own hands, who can even bend the very ordinary into extraordinary. Many of us would definitely be looking for a modern trilogy,as we wait with bated breath for this one from Mani sir.