Ponniyin Selvan is a historical novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The novel is adapted and directed by Mani Ratnam. B Jayamohan and Elango Kumaravel co-scripted the

Ponniyin Selvan Movie Review

Ponniyin Selvan Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Ponniyin Selvan"
Streaming on:
Runtime: 2 Hours 47 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 30-09-2022
Genre: Historical
3.5 / 5.0

Ponniyin Selvan is a historical novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Kalki Krishnamurthy . The novel is adapted and directed by Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam is an Indian filmmaker deeply rooted t >> Read More... Mani Ratnam . B Jayamohan and Elango Kumaravel Elango Kumaravel is an Indian artist and script re >> Read More... Elango Kumaravel co-scripted the film. The film has the music composition by “ A R Rahman A.R.Rahman is a Legendary Music Composer, prominen >> Read More... A R Rahman .” Ravi Varman Ravi was born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. By profess >> Read More... Ravi Varman cranked the camera and “ A Sreekar Prasad Akkineni Sreekar Prasad, also called Sreekar Prasa >> Read More... A Sreekar Prasad ” edited the film. The film features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a popular Indian actress >> Read More... Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Chiyaan Vikram Vikram is from the Tamil family. His father is Chr >> Read More... Chiyaan Vikram , , Karthik Sivakumar Karthik Sivakumar, or popularly known as Karthi, i >> Read More... Karthik Sivakumar , Trisha Krishnan Born on 4th May, 1983 in Palakkad by Krishnan and >> Read More... Trisha Krishnan , Sarathkumar, “ Prabhu Prabhu Ganesan or better known as Prabhu is a prom >> Read More... Prabhu ,” “ R Parthiepan Radhakrishnan Parthiepan is a renowned actor, cine >> Read More... R Parthiepan ,” Vikram Prabhu Vikram Prabhu works in Tamil films as an Actor. Fr >> Read More... Vikram Prabhu , Ashwin Kakumanu Ashwin Kakumannu is a Tamil film actor born on 5 J >> Read More... Ashwin Kakumanu , Prakash Raj Prakash Raj, born on 26th of March, 1965, as Praka >> Read More... Prakash Raj , “ Rahman Rahman also known as Rashin Rahman, is a famous So >> Read More... Rahman ,” “,” Aishwarya Lekshmi Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress who has wor >> Read More... Aishwarya Lekshmi , “ Jayachitra Being born in 1957, Jayachitra hails from Andhra P >> Read More... Jayachitra ,” Kishore, Riyaz Khan Riyaz Khan is a Tamil and Malayalam film and telev >> Read More... Riyaz Khan , Nizhalgal Ravi Nizhalgal Ravi is a veteran actor in TV serials an >> Read More... Nizhalgal Ravi , “ Nassar Nassar is one of the multi talented actors in the >> Read More... Nassar ,” Arjun Chidambaram Arjun Chidambaram is a Tamil film actor. He was bo >> Read More... Arjun Chidambaram , Vinodhini Vaidyanathan Vinodhini Vaidyanathan is a prominent theatre and >> Read More... Vinodhini Vaidyanathan , “,” “ Lal Paul Michael alias Lal started his successful jour >> Read More... Lal ” and many Others.


Aaditha Karikalan is the elder son of Sundara Cholar. Vandhiya Thevan is a friend of Aaditha Karikalan. Arunmozhi Varman and Kundhavai are Aaditha Karikalan’s younger siblings. Nandini, the ex-lover of Aaditha Karikalan is the wife of Periya Pazhuvettarayar. While Aaditha Karikalan’s family tries to save the Chola Kingdom, Nandini wanted to bring the kingdom down. Meanwhile, Arunmozhi Varman is in Sri Lanka to capture the Kingdom. Pandiyas sent some guards to kill Arunmozhi. Aaditha Karikalan sent Vanthiya Thevan to save Arunmozhi. What happens next? Was Nandini successful in bringing down the empire? The rest of the film deals with it.

Star Performance

Aishwarya Rai excels in her role as Nandini, the villain. The performances of Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Jayaram and Trisha are decent. Prakash Raj, Parthiepan, Sarath, Rahman, and Jayachitra did justice to the given roles in their extended cameo roles.


The story by Kalki Krishnamurthy is popular among a lot of people. After Mani Ratnam’s announcement about Ponniyin Selvam, many started reading the novel. The screenplay by Mani Ratnam, Elango Kumaravel and Jeyamohan is interesting. The visuals are excellent, and the editing is good. The BGM by AR Rahman is impressive. The visual effects are fantastic. The production values are perfect.

What’s There?

  • The performances are good
  • The visuals and BGM are attractive
  • The screenplay is interesting

What’s Not There?

  • A few flaws


The visually impressive film will definitely impress Mani Ratnam fans and historical movie lovers.