Ponniyin Selvan is an exciting project that Mani Ratnam is currently working on. Mani Ratnam dreamt of adapting the historic novel Ponniyin Selvan for years. His dream is coming into reality this year. The shoot for the film already began. Meanwhile, there is another adaption of this novel that is taking a shape in the form of a web-series. Ajay Pratheeb is the director. Interestingly, there is a clash of musicians for both the projects.
AR Rahman scores the music for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan and Ilaiyaraaja is on board for the Chiranjeevi Ponniyin Selvan web series. Both are legendary music composers in the Indian film industry. Both Rahman and Ilaiyaraaja can give their best for historic projects.
Chiranjeevi Ponniyin Selvan will go on floors on August 18 and will be shot in Hyderabad, Mysore, Kerala, and Sri Lanka. Already, Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is currently under production in Hyderabad. Sabu Cyril and Antony have been roped in to handle the art direction and editing of the web series. Mani Ratnam also roped in star technicians for his project.
Music is a key aspect for both the projects and we have to see who among Ilaiyaraaja and Rahman will come up with their best work.