Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review [ Hit or Flop ]

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review: “Ponniyin Selvan” is not being viewed as a movie by Tamil viewers. The novel Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy has finally been adapted into a feature film after an almost seven-decade wait and by none other than the legendary director Mani Ratnam. It is said to be a dream of fifty years. Not only the director Mani Ratnam but there were many Kollywood celebrities and audiences who wanted to see the glory of the Chola Empire on screen. Now let us talk about Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu Movie Cast & Crew

Movie Name Ponniyin Selvan 1 (2022)
Rating 2/5
Genre & Duration Action, Historical Drama

2h 50 mins

Release Date 30th, Sep 2022
Director Mani Ratnam
PS 1 Movie Cast Karthi, Prakash Raj, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Jayam Ravi, Prabhu, Sarathkumar, Shobita Dulipala, and Many others
Cinematography Ravi Varman
Editor Sreekar Prasad
Production Company Lyca Production and Madras Talkies
Music Director A R Rehman
Language Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Story

Aditya Karikalu (Vikram), the eldest son of Sundara Chola (Prakash Raj), is announced to be the emperor of the Chola empire. In opposition to that choice, all the vassal rulers are united by Palu Vettarayar (Sarath Kumar). Sundara Chola decides to crown Madhurantaka (Rahman) as the new king. After learning about an incident, Aditya Karikalu sends his friend Vallavarayan Vandiya Devudu (Karthi). What did he do?

What did Sundara Chola’s second son Arul Mouli (‘Jayam’ Ravi) and daughter Kundaiwai (Trisha) do when they know that there is a conspiracy against them? Why is Aditya Karikalu saying that he will not come to Thanjavur as long as Palu Vettarayar’s wife Nandini Devi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) is there? What happened between them? What finally happened? is a movie. With this story outline let’s dive into Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Plus Points

  • Making historical stories and well-known stories and books is a knife-edged task. Historians get angry if they change the story. But the director did a decent job while making the film, even though the story is not quite interesting the film overall is good.
  • Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Rai got the lead roles and greater screen space after Karthi. Aishwarya Rai is crucial to the plot, and she did an outstanding job with it.
  • Even though Jayam Ravi only appears in the second half, he gives a fantastic performance.
  • Trisha and Vikram only appear on screen for a brief moment, yet their presence increases the effect.
  • Talking about plus points in PS 1 review Aishwarya Rai and Trisha both have lovely appearances.
  • Karthi’s character has comedic shades. He acted according to the scenes of entertainment and heroism.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Minus Points

  • Fans have certain expectations from Mani Ratnam. There is also a criticism from some audiences that ‘narrative is slow in his movies’. Such criticisms can be heard more in the case of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.
  • Coming to major drawback in PS 1 review as per point of view Kingdoms, wars, and conspiracies in the royal family are what first come to mind while watching these kinds of films. In Ponniyin there are no such wow sequences.
  • Ponniyin Selvan 1‘ has more drama than battle scenes. The drama is also not impressive.
  • The whole film looks like putting a history book in front of us and asking us to read it
  • It would have been difficult to sit in the theaters if Rahman’s songs and background music had not flashed here and there.

Technical aspects

Talking about technicalities in Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review, the production values are outstanding. This epic narrative gains greater value because to Thota Tharrani’s production design. The female stars, Aishwarya Rai and Trisha, appear stunning and incredibly alluring in the costumes designed by Eka Lakhani. The lovely music by Oscar Winner composer AR Rahman elevates the narrative. Ravi Varman’s camerawork is flawless. The film’s editing falls short, making it difficult to watch. 


A concluding note on Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu movie review is it has all the moods a commercial movie needs. There is a huge cast and technical team and heroism on the silver screen. But Mani Ratnam did not use the talent in a proper manner. There are a few scenes that are entertaining. It takes a lot of patience to sit till the end of ‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ in theatres. Mani Ratnam’s mark is nowhere to be seen in the film. It’s one time watchable movie

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Ponniyin Selvan 1 Telugu Movie Review and Rating

Crazy Movie Updates Team ( S K ) – 2/5

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