Mani Ratnam’s adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan is happening, says producer Dhananjayan

first_imgRenowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam has been planning to make Tamil literary novel Ponniyin Selvan into a movie for several years now. In 2010, he was close to making it into a film, but it was shelved due to budgeting constraints. Now, it looks like Mani Ratnam is determined to make it happen this time.Speculations are rife that the Chekka Chivantha Vaanam director has roped in Vikram, Simbu and Jayam Ravi to play pivotal roles in the film. However, Mani Ratnam has been tight-lipped about the project.But, producer G Dhananjayan, in a tweet, has confirmed that the film is indeed happening. He wrote, “‘Puratchi Thalaivar’ MGR tried, then our Kamal sir tried. Happy finally it will become a reality as a Magnum opus film by Mani Ratnam sir & as an epic web series by @soundaryaarajni soon. Best wishes to both. #PonniyinSelvan is the most awaited tale on screen (sic)”‘Puratchi Thalaivar’ MGR tried, then our Kamal sir tried. Happy finally it will become a reality as a Magnum opus film by Mani Ratnam sir & as an epic web series by @soundaryaarajni soon. Best wishes to both. #PonniyinSelvan is the most awaited tale on screen pic.twitter.com/BDxAndCOgYDhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) February 1, 2019A follower asked the Kaatrin Mozhi producer if the Mani Ratnam film is still on. Replying to his tweet, Dhananjayan wrote, “100% it’s happening is what I know …let’s wait for official announcement (sic)”100% it’s happening is what I know …let’s wait for official announcementDhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) February 1, 2019It looks like Mani Ratnam’s film is still in the scripting stage and an official announcement is expected to be out soon.advertisementMeanwhile, Soundarya Rajinikanth, in association with MX Player, is adapting Ponniyin Selvan into a web-series, which will be directed by debutant Sooriyaprathap.In the past, stalwarts like MGR and Kamal Haasan tried to make Ponniyin Selvan into a movie. But, they faced a lot of difficulties and moved on to their next projects.Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki, is the story of Arulmozhivarman, who went on to become the Great King Raja Raja Chozhan. It is said that Kalki took nearly 3 years to complete the novel.ALSO SEE | Thalapathy 63: Is Vijay-Atlee film a sports entertainer?ALSO WATCH | Actor Vijay pays homage to Karunanidhi at Anna Memoriallast_img read more

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