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First Single Track from Ponniyin Selvan 2 is Out!

Director Mani Ratnam’s pinnacle work of his career, the epic historical drama Ponniyin Selvan was released last year amidst high expectations. The entertainer was released in more than 1000 screens worldwide. It enjoyed great reception among the audience except for a tad dissatisfaction over VFX portions. The project racked up a pile load of money. Unfortunately, though it had a positive response on one sect of the audience, it ran into a massive controversy among another sect of the population. It paved the way for a heated debate on social media, and faced strong criticism from Tamil historians. Even director Vetrimaaran made a comment on the issue. Eventually things have subsided. Now, the production unit is gearing up for the release of the second part of the franchise which is slated to hit the theaters on 28th of April this year. 

As part of promotion, the production house has now shared the first single track from the flick on social media. Taking to their official twitter account, the production house shared an animated song video with the caption, “The song that left you wanting more out now! Listen now to Aga Naga Ruaa Ruaa Aaganandhe Akamalar & Kirunage.” Here is the post shared by the production house. 

Lyrist Ilango Krishnan has written lyrics for the song. Singer Shakthisree Gopalan has crooned the number. The second installment is expected to beat the collection of the first as it is poised for a release during summer vacation. Ponniyin Selvan is a popular novel written by renowned philosopher and author Kalki Krishnamurthy in the year 1951. A whooping 500 crores has been burned to turn the masterpiece into a film. Popular writer B. Jeyamohan has written the dialogues for the movie. Actor Elango Kumaravel has worked on the screenplay of the flick along with director Mani Ratnam. After heavy backlash on the first part, story teller Mani Ratnam is said to have made some changes in the second part to avoid controversies. The trailer of the first part was unveiled in a grand audio launch graced by superstars of Tamil cinema. As of now, there is no information regarding, if there would be another grand event to launch the trailer of part two. Just like the first installment, even the second will be released in five different languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. 

Ponniyin Selvan has an ensemble cast with actor Jayam Ravi as Arulmozhivarman aka Raja Raja Chola 1, actor Chiyaan Vikram in the role of Aditya Karikalan, actor Karthi as Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as Nandini, actress Trisha Krishnan will be seen as Kundavai Pirattiyar, while actor R. Sarathkumar as Periya Pazhuvettarayar. Apart from these actors, the casting of the drama also has Malayalam actor Jayaram Subramaniam, Sobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin Kakumanu, R. Parthiban, Prabhu Ganesan, Prakash Raj, Rahman, Aswin Rao, Nizhalgal Ravi, Lal, Vidya Subramanian, Jayachitra, Nassar, Kishore, Riyaz Khan, Vinay Kumar, Mohan Raman, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Master Raghavan, Makarand Deshpande, Balaji Sakthivel, Vijay Yesudas, Arjun Chidambaram, Babu Antony, and Amzath Khan in various other supporting roles. 

Oscar recipient A. R. Rahman has composed music for the drama. Cinematographer Ravi Varman has cranked the camera for the flick. Editor A. Sreekar Prasad has been bestowed with the responsibility to edit the film. Art director Thota Tharani has erected sets for the flick. Stunt masters Dhilip Subburayan, Kaecha Kampakdee, and Shyam Kaushal have choreographed action moves of the entertainer. The movie is bankrolled by director Mani Ratnam himself under his production company Madras Talkies along with Subaskaran Allirajah for the banner house Lyca Productions. 

On the work front, actor Jayam Ravi who was last seen on screens in the neo noir action thriller Agilan is currently busy shooting for his upcoming venture titled Siren directed by debutant story teller Antony Bhagyaraj in which he will be seen alongside actresses Keerthy Suresh and Anupama Parameshwaran, for Iraivan crafted by film maker Ahmed in which he will be sharing screen space with actress Nayanthara, and for an untitled project scripted by director M Rajesh. Apart from these movies, the actor has Jana Gana Mana helmed by director Ahmed in which he has collaborated with actress Taapsee Pannu in the post production stage getting fine-tuned for release. 

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