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Ponniyin Selvan: Post-Theatrical OTT Rights Of The Mani Ratnam Project Are Sold For A Record Price!


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Ponniyin
Selvan
,
the
historical
drama
that
is
helmed
by
the
veteran
filmmaker
Mani
Ratnam,
is
currently
in
the
final
stage
of
its
production.
The
much-awaited

Ponniyin
Selvan

Part
1
aka

PS-1

has
been
slated
to
hit
the
theatres
this
September.
As
per
the
reports,
the
post-theatrical
OTT
rights
of
the
Mani
Ratnam
project
have
been
sold
for
a
record
price.

The
sources
close
to

Ponniyin
Selvan

have
confirmed
that
the
post-theatrical
streaming
rights
are
bagged
by
one
of
the
biggest
OTT
platforms
in
the
world.
The
OTT
giant
that
has
streamed
several
Suriya-starring
films
in
recent
times,
bagged
the
streaming
rights
of
both
the
parts
of
the
Mani
Ratnam
project
for
a
whopping
price
of
Rs.
125
Crore.
This
is
the
highest
post-theatrical
OTT
price
received
by
a
Tamil
film,
so
far.

Ponniyin Selvan: Post-Theatrical OTT Rights Of The Mani Ratnam Project Are Sold For A Record Price!

As
per
the
reports,
the
makers
are
currently
busy
with
the
VFX
works
of
the
magnum
opus.
If
things
proceed
at
the
same
rate,
the
much-awaited

Ponniyin
Selvan

teaser
will
be
out
very
soon.
Some
unconfirmed
reports
suggest
that
the
team
is
planning
to
reveal
the
highly
anticipated
teaser
on
June
2,
2022,
on
the
special
occasion
of
director
Mani
Ratnam’s
birthday.


Ponniyin
Selvan
,
which
is
based
on
Kalki
Krishnamurthy’s
epic
novel
of
the
same
name,
features
an
extensive
star
cast
including
Vikram,
Jayam
Ravi,
Karthi,
Aishwarya
Rai
Bachchan,
Trisha
Krishnan,
and
others.
The
magnum
opus,
which
is
a
dream
project
of
director
Mani
Ratnam,
was
originally
planned
with
a
different
star
cast
and
crew.
After
multiple
delays
and
changes
in
cast
and
crew,

Ponniyin
Selvan

finally
started
rolling
a
couple
of
years
back.

AR
Rahman
is
composing
the
songs
and
original
score
for
the
Mani
Ratnam
project.
Ravi
Varman
is
the
DOP.
A
Sreekar
Prasad
handles
the
editing.
Thotta
Tharani
heads
the
art
department.

Ponniyin
Selvan

is
bankrolled
by
Mani
Ratnam’s
home
banner
Madras
Talkies,
in
association
with
Lyca
Productions.

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