The year 2022 saw the release of the epic historical action drama Ponniyin Selvan. Mani Ratnam, who also co-wrote the script with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan, is the film’s director. Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah are in charge of producing it under Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions. Based on the 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy, the film is the first of two cinematic parts. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram are among the cast members. Ponniyin Selvan I depict the early life of Chola prince Arulmozhi Varman. Here’s how much the cast of the film charged.
Actress Aishwarya Rai portray Nandini’s character in the film. She reportedly received Rs 10 crore for her role in the movie. The last Tamil movie in which Aishwarya Rai and Rajinikanth appeared was Enthiran. Ponniyin Selvan: I is Mani Ratnam and Aishwarya Rai’s third collaboration after Guru and Raavanan. Additionally, it will be the actor’s first major film appearance in four years. She last appeared in the commercially unsuccessful movie Fanney Khan.
Trisha Krishnan In Ponniyin Selvan I
Trisha Krishnan, a well-known actress from South India, will also star in the film. She’ll play Princess Kundavai in the movie. She is the love interest of Vallavaraiyan and the daughter of Emperor Sundara Chola. Trisha received a fee of Rs. 2.5 crore for her work in the movie. Trisha completed a professional horse-riding school at the Madras School of Equitation in preparation for this part. The actress is often referred to as the Queen of South India.
In Ponni’s Selvan, Vikram played the role of Aditha Karigalan. He was paid Rs. 12 crores to play the role in the movie. According to reports, Vikram received the highest pay among the actors and actresses who appeared in the film. He is essential in putting an end to the disputes between the Chola kings. Vikram’s last work was in Cobra.
Sobhita Dhuliapala In Ponniyin Selvan I
Indian actress and model Sobhita Dhulipala predominantly appears in Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam movies. Sobhita, who also starred in the Made in Heaven series, will have a significant role in Mani Ratnam’s film. According to reports, the actress demanded Rs. 1 crore for this movie. In the movie, Dhuliapala will play Kodambalur Ilavarasi. She is a princess of Kodambalur and also Arulmozhi Varman’s love interest.
Karthi is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. According to reports, actor Karthi, who would portray Vallavarayan Vandiyadevan in this movie, will also get Rs 5 crore. In 2022, Karthi appeared in Viruman opposite Aditi Shankar.
The hero of Ponni’s Selvan story is Raja Raja Cholan. Actor Jayam Ravi had an essential part to play. Additionally, he is performing in a Mani Ratnam-directed role for the first time here. He received Rs 8 crore for his performance as Arunmozhivarman in the movie. Jayaram Ravi was last seen in Bhoomi in 2021. This also marked his OTT debut.
Prakash Raj is an Indian actor, politician, film director, producer, and also television presenter. Additionally, he is well-known for his roles in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films. Sundar Chola, played by actor Prakash Raj, will appear in this movie. According to reports, the actor also received Rs 1 crore in salary for the movie. Arulmozhi Varman’s father was played by Raj.
On September 30, 2022, the movie was in theaters worldwide in standard and IMAX forms. Film critics gave it high marks for the director, cast performances, score, graphics, and also faithfulness to the novel.