Mani Ratnam on Magnum Opus Ponniyin Selvan

It's an Adventure, It's Intrigue, and It's Meant for the Big Screen,

is what Mani Ratnam had to say about his Magnum Opus film, Ponniyin Selvan: 1.

The culmination of Mani Ratnam's childhood goal has come to fruition

with the premiere of his highly anticipated epic adaptation of Kalki

Krishnamurthy's renowned Tamil-language novel Ponniyin Selvan.

The work is considered a classic in its genre.

When Ratnam was in high school, he read the novel, and ever since then,

he has wanted to adapt it into a film. Ratnam is one of the most

acclaimed filmmakers in India, and his films include "Nayakan,

"Bombay," and "Iruvar." Following the enormous critical and financial success

of "Nayakan" (1987), the lead actor of that film, Kamal Haasan,

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