Pen Marudhar will distribute the Hindi dubbed version of director Mani Ratnam’s highly anticipated magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan – I in northern India, film producer Jayantilal Gada said on Tuesday. Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 Tamil novel, the upcoming historical drama is slated to hit theaters on September 30. Ponniyin Selvan I Star Chiyaan Vikram attends the wedding of the cleaning unit member’s son.
Pen Marudhar, the distribution arm of Gada’s Pen Studios, previously distributed blockbusters like SS Rajamouli’s RRRlead actor Kamal Hassan Vikramand Sita Rama, starring Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur. Gada, CM & MD of Pen Studios said that the team is excited to bring Ratnam’s film to a wider audience in the Hindi speaking region. Jean Luc Godard, the legendary French film director, has died at the age of 91.
“PS-1 like ‘RRR’ is an event film shot on a grand scale. These films are meant to be a theatrical experience and we are happy to be a part of that. We are proud that this is a bigger release to reach out to more audiences who love our cinema,” Gada said in a statement. Ponniyin Selvan behind it is Ratnam’s production house Madras Talkies and Allirajah Subaskaran’s banner Lyca Productions. Ashish Singh, CEO of Lyca Productions said that they are happy to team up with Pen Marudhar for the film.
“We are very excited to be associated with Pen Marudhar for the North Indian distribution of ‘PS-1’. In Pen Marudhar, we have an experienced partner who is aligned with our vision and approach to launch our magnum opus PS-1 in the North Indian Territory, Singh added. Ponniyin Selvan – I chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, a powerful king of the south who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. The film, also dubbed in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, stars VikramAishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi, among others.
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