Maniratnams hectic tour for location hunting for Ponniyin Selvan


Ace director Maniratnam has taken up something which had always remained a challenge to leading heroes like MGR and Kamal Haasan and many of his contemporaries. He has embarked on a mission to bring to celluloid version the epic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, penned by the late Kalki and based on the life and times of Raja Raja Chola, arguably the greatest ever Tamil King.

Mani had recently been to the State of Rajasthan, which has more number of palaces than any other State in the country. Mani had apparently been on a ‘location hunting’ tour during when he visited the various historical palaces at Jaisalmer, Jaipur and elsewhere to locate the suitable places where he would soon be shooting for his ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.

With Vijay, Mahesh Babu, Arya, Sathyaraj and Anushka set to star in the epic film, it has already generated quite a lot of expectations as to how the director would be handling the historical subject, a first in his career spanning more than two decades.

Soon after returning from Rajasthan, Mani went all the way upto Kanniyakumari down South to look for locations to shoot the film’s portions. Sources close to him say that the director didn’t mind eating and putting up at pretty ordinary restaurants and lodges on the way to and from Kanniyakumari.



  1. bebo

    waiting for lovely movies like mouna ragam,bombay,alaipayuthey,nerukku ner,thalapathy.. wow noone can replace such screenplay n direction.. where r u gone dese days.. directing movies like ravanan.. so boring.. I even liked  kanthathil muthamittal.. we miss that cute romance and unbelievable seq n dialogues in ur movies..awahh.. anyways ponnin selvan will not be entertainer atleast expect something gud.. waiting..

  2. bebo

    hey dhonapothu asalu neekku telugu telusa lekkapodhey kavalani ela behave cheisi.. telugu vaalu mitha unna nambakkam behavior anni padavali ani behave chesthunnava.. I will tel u onething in south only one industry is famous dat is tamil. diddya get it loosu naidu naiye.. other than that, for telugu movie u need all movies to be invested in a big budget otherwise u cant take or watch a movie.. here we welcome and have diff talents, movies budget.. tel me how many telegu movies or artists evry year have been landed in cannes,oscar or edinburgh,berin or any part of the world film festival leave about winning atleast been nominated.. or do u guys have passion of film making like what our chennai ppl are dying to do…. hope u undstd where ur movie stands…and if u want to simply want some1 to fight in this website I am nt the one for that ..

  3. bebo

    ur telugu shows u r from some stupid places who speak kussu kussu… hehhe… anyways dnt overact too much. u hv no idea wt u r talking to me..bye ….hehehe..

  4. SivarajaMohan

    Maniratnam has stayed and lagged behind with no creativity on his side. He relies heavies on good music and good videography to rescue his movies of late.

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