Karthi’s new character look poster revealed as Vanthiyathevan from Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan

Today, (July 5) the makers of ‘Ponniyin Selvan' shared a new poster of Karthi to introduce him as Vanthiyathevan. Directed by Mani Ratnam, in the film, he plays the role of a spy of Chola king Aditya Karikalan and his family.

Sharing the first-look poster of Karthi as Vanthiyathevan the film's production house Lyca Productions wrote, “The Prince without a kingdom, the spy, the swashbuckling adventurer…here comes Vanthiyathevan! #PS1 @madrastalkies_ #ManiRatnam (sic).”

‘Ponniyin Selvan' will release in two parts, and the first part will be debuted in cinemas on September 30.

Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan – Part 1 has a stellar cast including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sarath Kumar, Vikram Prabhu, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Prabhu, Parthiban, and Prakash Raj.

The film's plot is set against the backdrop of the 10th century and Ponniyin Selvan tracks the factional power struggles within the Chola empire, with enemies of the state acting as catalysts. The story is set in the tumultuous period before Ponniyin Selvan (son of River Kaveri), later known as Rajaraja Chola became one of the greatest emperors in Indian history ushering in a golden age.

‘Ponniyin Selvan Part One' is being jointly produced by Mani Ratnam and Lyca Productions while Siva Ananth is the film’s Executive Producer. A.R. Rahman will be composing the music and Ravi Varman has been roped in for cinematography.

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