Watch: பொன்னியின் செல்வன்: பாகம் 1 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – This title comes under the genre of historical fiction. This is a story written by Kalki Krishnamurthy about the power struggle during the Chozha rule between ADs 900 and 950. The three main points of the plot are the ruler Sundara Chozhan and his sons Adithya Karikalan and Arulmozhivarman (who later ruled as Rajaraja Chozhan). The conspiracies and the struggle for power between the main characters and those around them forms the basis of this story..
Plot: The Chola kingdom is under threat from forces both internal and external, and with crown prince Aaditha Karikalan, his younger brother Arunmozhi Varman and the emperor, Sundara Cholar separated by situations, it is up to a messenger to ensure the safety of the kingdom. Can he succeed in his mission, especially with Karikalan’s former girlfriend, Nandhini, plotting to bring down the entire Chola empire?
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A brilliant adaptation of the most celebrated book in Tamil History. Everything about the film is almost perfect. Whether it be A.R. Rahman’s music or Manirathnam’s direction and definitely Ravi Varman Camera.
All the actors have contributed well to an Epic Movie / Story. Even though there some continuity issues they are very minor. But the intricate attention to details by the director made us forget everything else and get immersed in the story and travel with the characters.
One such thing that stood out to me is a choice of White Horse for Aditya Karikalan symbolizing that War is the place he finds peace. As I said, this is just a tiny detail that got stuck in my mind. But I am sure, everyone finds something to be awe stuck in this blockbuster.
Thanks again to A.R. Rahaman for helping us get immersed in an exceptional music and background score.
This is a cracking historical epic worthy of anything that ever came out of Hollywood. It all centres around the intrigues and plotting over the succession to the Chozha throne in 10th century India. It transpires that the current emperor “Sundara” (Prakash Raj) came to the throne because the rightful successor was too young. Many years on, this ageing gent has nominated his own son “Karikalan” (Vikram) to succeed him, but there are growing murmurings amongst his nobility that the succession ought revert back to the original line. The Prince’s confidente, “Vandiyadevan” (Karthi), is charged by the prince to garner as much intelligence as he can and deliver it to his Imperial father – a rather dangerous and perilous mission as he finds himself constantly (and energetically) jumping from frying pan to fire, unsure who to trust. What now ensues is really well paced and enjoyable. It mixed the fun elements of films like ‘Prince of Persia” (2010) with then grand scale battle scenarios of something like “Marrakar” (2021) with an host of glamorous and exquisitely dressed characters to keep the pot well and truly boiling. Aishwarya (“Nandini”) and Trisha Krishnan (“Kundavai”) also prove that the men folks are, frequently, being cleverly manipulated by their shrewd and intelligent spouses. I can’t say the musical numbers always worked though. At their best, the expertly choreographed performances served the story well – illustrating just how important celebration was in convincing the populace that all was well. At times, though, they are a bit extended and can serve to disrupt the pace of this otherwise quite intricately constructed exercise in court-craft, betraya and seduction that has quite a bit of humour too. Stylish and glorious to look at (even if the visual effects are not always the best), this is entertaining and at just shy of three hours, it flew by remarkably quickly. It’s also the first time in a long time that I’ve heard a cinema audience cheer the stars as they charismatically own the screen. I enjoyed this – though I’m not quite sure what part two can behold….
Purists may be upset..
Ponniyin Selvan : Part One is director Maniratnam’s vision of the epic Tamil novel by Kalki. True to the poster the movie is based on the novel but is purely Maniratnam’s movie. It does have some minor deviations in plot narrative which might upset purists.
The good part about this movie is one does not have to have read the book. Viewers can experience a version of director Maniratnam’s PS:1. It does feel a little bit rushed, however those uninitiated to the PS landscape will be able to catch up. The entire cast and crew deserve a major round of applause and kudos. The visuals, cinematography and performances are the highlights of the movie.
Dare I say, but the parts that annoyed me were that I found the movie highly rushed. I’m no one to judge casting decisions but somehow Lal as Thirukovilur Malayamaan and Mohan Raman as Anirudha Bhramayar didn’t quite cut it. Personally, some of the scenes could be a tad brighter and action at times shorter. And Yes, someone else could’ve played Vanathi.
But above all, this is a wonderful movie. Director Maniratnam’s effort has to be appreciated. I gave the movie an 8 based on cast, cinematography, costume and art but have changed it to a 6 for being fragmented.
The book trumps the movie and I’m sure viewers have ample time to read the epic before the next release.
A bit of a miss for Mani sir
I am the biggest fan of Maniratnam. I was so eagerly waiting for this film. I watched it on the first day itself. This film needed a better hero than Karthi. It was hard to take him seriously as a picaresque swashbuckling warrior. He lacked the physical frame and the acting chops to pull it off. Trisha looked gorgeous. The sets and visuals were also lavish. Songs and background score were unremarkable at best. Has Rehman declined this badly? He used to bring his A game for Manirathnam movies. I wouldn’t really recommend this film.
So what really went wrong? A lack of narrative punctuation. It lacks those memorable and spectacular scenes that ties it all together. The narration is quite flat and only the occasional beautiful visual spruced me up as a viewer. Remember the Udal Mannukku monologue in Iruvar? That 3 minute 24 second clip on Youtube was more innovative and had more swag than this whole film.
But I am so glad the film is a big hit and it is a pleasure to see your favorite director smiling and celebrating. Mani sir really stuck his neck out with Iruvar and Kannathil Muthamitaal. He deserves this success. Bravo, Mani sir.
Original Language ta
Runtime 2 hr 47 min (167 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Family
Director Mani Ratnam
Writer Mani Ratnam, Jayamohan, Kumaravel
Actors Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1 (Scope)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A