Mani Ratnam makes two-part epic in 120 days

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil actor Karthi, who performs the pivotal character of Vanthiya Devan in Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited magnum opus, ‘Ponniyin Selvan‘, says that the ace director has accomplished taking pictures each components of the movie in a matter of simply 120 days. Speaking on the launch of the primary single, ‘Ponni Nadhi’, from the movie, Karthi stated the tune is a couple of river. “All civilisations have began in rivers. Then, it was Ponni. Now, it’s Cauvery. Every river has its personal traits. Rivers have impressed poets. They have been a motivating power for even frequent individuals like us. “When a lot of individuals had been saying that we can’t make a movie on the size of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, we began. Then Covid struck. When we had been perplexed, similar to how a river is aware of to search out its method to the ocean, we knew Mani sir knew tips on how to take this movie to its logical finish,” Karthi stated. “We all went and stood with Mani sir and labored. In a matter of simply 120 days, he accomplished each ‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ and ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’. It will not be straightforward to make two movies in 120 days. “We would put our make-up at 2-2.30 a.m. There could be 30 individuals ready able to put make-up for us. Nobody would sleep. At 6.30 in the morning, we might take the primary shot,” Karthi additional added. Karthi concluded by saying, “Working on this movie was like a dream. To make one other movie like this, a director must be born. Only Mani sir can do that.”

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