Ponniyin Selvan I, Vikram Vedha Release Highlights: Fans Call Mani Ratnam's Film Better Than Baahubali, Hrithik-Saba Snapped Together

Vikram Vedha, Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Two of the most anticipated films of this year, Ponniyin Selvan I and Vikram Vedha saw their grand releases today, September 30.

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Last Updated: September 30, 2022, 22:02 IST

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Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan's Vikram Vedha and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan 1 released today

Vikram Vedha, Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Two of the most awaited movies of the year – Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I and Pushkar-Gayatri’s Vikram Vedha are finally in theatres and are getting positive reviews from both, the audience and the critics. While Mani Ratnam’s PS I, a period film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Trisha among others in key roles, Read More

Sep 30, 2022 20:14 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: When Hrithik Danced With Fans On Alcoholia

During the launch of Alcoholia song in Mumbai earlier this month, Vikram Vedha actor Hrithik Roshan was seen dancing with fans on the stage. In the video that went viral on social media, the actor was seen teaching steps to his fans as he screamed and enjoyed dancing with them.

Sep 30, 2022 19:54 IST

Ponniyin Selvan I Movie Release LIVE Updates: When Mani Ratnam Revealed His Biggest Challenge While Making PS1

Ahead of the film’s release, Mani Ratnam spoke to News18 Tamil when he shared the biggest challenge he faced while making Ponniyin Selvan 1. He revealed that writing dialogues for the movie were a big challenge and elaborated that the Tamil spoken during the 7th century was quite different from today’s language. Therefore he could not have used ‘flowery’ version of the language.

Sep 30, 2022 19:19 IST

Ponniyin Selvan I Movie Release LIVE Updates: Ravi Varman’s Cinematography Key Strengths of The Film

“Ratnam once again assembles the perfect team to realise his vision. Ravi Varman’s cinematography is one of the key strengths of the film. His visual treatment transports you to the world of dynasties. The costumes by Eka Lakhani and art director Thota Tharani are opulent and yet never once draw attention away from the drama,” News18 Showsha’s review reads.

ALSO READ: Ponniyin Selvan 1 Review: Mani Ratnam Finally Brings His Dream Alive with a Spectacular Adaptation

Sep 30, 2022 18:52 IST

Ponniyin Selvan I Movie Live Updates: Fans Laud Film For Being 'Grand and Stunning'

Impressed with Ponniyin Selvan I, netizens say that the film is visually ‘grand and stunning’.

Sep 30, 2022 18:28 IST

Ponniyin Selvan I Movie Release LIVE Updates: When Mani Ratnam Scolded Trisha and Aishwarya On The Sets

In an interview ahead of the PS I release, Trisha Krishnan revealed how she and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got along very well while shooting for the film. She mentioned that even though the movie required them to stay arch-rival, they shared quite a rapport off-screen. And therefore, there were times when the veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam would scold them too.

“I fortunately got to meet her and interact with her on the day one of my shoot. She is beautiful inside and out, I don’t even need to say that. The thing is, this was challenging because we are not supposed to like each other too much in this film, but we got along pretty famously on set. There were times when Mani sir would come and say, ‘listen, you guys are taking too much, stop talking, I can’t have this camaraderie for my scene’,” she told NDTV.

Sep 30, 2022 18:20 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: Fan Says 'Impossible To Blink Even For a Second'

Vikram Vedha, starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in the lead, has left fans completely impressed. Social media is flooded with netizens praising the film and the cast. One of the fans also mentioned how it is impossible to blink even for a second while watching Vikram Vedha and added that the film will surely impress all with multiple twists.

Sep 30, 2022 18:05 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Sobhita Dhulipala Says Being a Part of This 'Gorgeous World' Was Fun

Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s magnum-opus took to Twitter to mention that being a part of the film was ‘fun’. Dropping a poster of the film, she wrote, “Over to you now🙏🏽 I had such fun being a small part of this vast, gorgeous world. Thank you for the love that’s pouring in!”

Sep 30, 2022 17:56 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Vikram Vedha Director Says 'Cannot Beat That'

During his recent visit to the national capital, Vikram Vedha director Pushkar had said that they cannot beat Ponniyin Selvan and hoped that people watch both movies. The video of the same has now surfaced on social media.

Sep 30, 2022 17:48 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Baahubali or PS1 - Fans Wonder Which One Is Better

Several social media users have been comparing Ponniyin Selval I to SS Rajamouli’s 2015 movie Baahubali. While some think that Mani Ratnam’s movie is better that Baahubali, others argue that the two mega films should not be compared.

Sep 30, 2022 17:39 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: Fan Says Saif Was Good But Hrithik Stole The Show

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in the lead, Vikram Vedha has been getting positive reviews from all. However, sone of the fans also think that it was Hrithik who stole the show in the film.

Sep 30, 2022 17:25 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Archana Puran Singh Pens Heartwarming Note For Chiyaan Vikram

Archana Puran Singh took to her Instagram handle and penned down a long note for Chiyaan Vikram. She dropped a picture with the actor from his recent visit to The Kapil Sharma Show and shared how she fell in love with him when she met her for the first time recently. Archana also called Vikram ‘amazng and beautiful’ human being.

Sep 30, 2022 17:08 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Netizens Call It Better Than Baahubali

Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I has left the audience completely impressed and netizens have also been comparing it with SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali. Several social media users took to Twitter to argue that PS I is better than Prabhas’ 2015 film. Check out one of such Tweets here:

Sep 30, 2022 16:59 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Arun Vijay Congratulates Mani Ratnam and His Team

In his Tweet, Arun Vijay congratulated Mani Ratnam for his magnum-opus Ponniyin Selvan I. He also sent wishes to the cast and crew members of the film.

Sep 30, 2022 16:51 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release LIVE Updates: Fans Laud Chiyaan Vikram's 'Superb' Performance

Social media is flooded with fans appreciating Chiyaan Vikram’s performance in Ponniyin Selvan I and showering love on the actor. “Superb act of #ChiyaanVikram as #AdithaKarikalan in #PonniyinSelvan! Takes you to the heart of the character of the warrior prince, with his powerful performance,” one of the fans Tweeted.

Sep 30, 2022 16:42 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: Hrithik Roshan's Cousin Pashmina Calls It 'Empowering'

Recently, Hrithik Roshan’s cousin Pashmina Roshan took to her Instagram handle to share that she is proud of her ‘Duggu bhaiya’ after watching Vikram Vedha. She also mentioned that the film is ’empowering’ and that she could see her brother in Vedha.

Sep 30, 2022 16:38 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: Rohit Saraf Urges All To Watch Film

Rohit Safar, who is also a part of Vikram Vedha, took to his official Instagram account and urged all to watch the film. “Shatak is very excited to meet you! #VikramVedha out now. Watch it in a theatre near you!!” he wrote.

Sep 30, 2022 16:12 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release News: Directors Pushkar-Gayathri Reveal How Film Isn't Copy of Original Tamil Version

Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha is the remake of the 2017 Tamil hit of the same name. During one of the promotional events of Vikram Vedha, the directors Pushkar and Gayathri, who also helmed the original version, spoke about the inevitable comparisons between the two films while interacting with the media. They said that even though the “soul” of the film is the same, it is “completely different.” Read the full story, here.

Sep 30, 2022 16:01 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release News: This song from Mani Ratnam’s film is Thalapathy Vijaya’s favourite

Mani Ratnam’s much-anticipated magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 hit the cinema halls today, September 30. The film’s music has been received well by the masses. Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay is also a big fan of Ponniyin Selvan 1’s music and keeps humming the song Ponni Nadhi on the sets of his film, Varisu. This interesting information was revealed by actor Sarath Kumar, at a recent press meeting.

Sep 30, 2022 15:50 IST

Vikram Vedha Movie Release LIVE Updates: Hrithik Roshan clicked with rumoured girlfriend Saba Azad

After the release of Vikram Vedha, Hrithik Roshan was clicked with his rumoured girlfriend and actress Saba Azad. Last evening, Saba had urged people to watch the Hrithik-Saif Ali Khan starrer.

Sep 30, 2022 15:35 IST

Ponniyin Selvan 1 Movie Release News: Here’s why Aishwarya Rai’s character seeks revenge in the film

One of the leading characters in Ponniyin Selvan 1 is Nandini (played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), the daughter of Mandakini Devi. Those, who have not read the novel, would be surprised to know that the film adaptation revolves around Nandini’s revenge on the Chola empire. Nandini wishes to avenge the death of her lover Veerapandiyan, king of the Pandyan dynasty. It is believed that a battle was fought between the Chola and Pandyan armies. The Chola army emerged victorious in this battle and mercilessly killed the Pandyan army. However, Veerapandiyan somehow managed to save his life and went into hiding. He was accompanied by princess Nandini, who was adopted and brought up by Azhwarkadiyan Nambi. Read the full story, here.

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan are leading the crime thriller Vikram Vedha.

Ponniyin Selvan is an exquisite retelling of the history of the Chola monarchs who ruled Thanjavur (a district in Tamil Nadu), and it is based on the popular novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ written by writer Amarar Kalki. It also stars Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and R Parthiban. The historic drama, which was originally produced in Tamil, is set to release in five Indian languages – Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

Meanwhile, Vikram Vedha is a modern retelling of the classic folktale Baital Pachisi and a remake of the Tamil film of the same name. The film will see Hrithik Roshan essaying the role of a gangster named Vedha, whereas Saif Ali Khan will be seen as police officer Vikram. In the original version, these characters were essayed by Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan respectively.

Predicting Vikram Vedha’s fate at the box office, producer and film business expert Girish Johar told News18, “The tracking is good-ish. I would have wanted it a little more bullish. I think they went a little under par in terms of marketing the film. Having said that, we all know that the awareness levels are good-ish and it is a Hrithik-Saif film which is a deadly combo so it looks great. Advances are decent and early reports are also suggesting a good box office opening.”

VIKRAM VEDHA REVIEW

News18 recently watched Pushkar–Gayathri’s Vikram Vedha and called it a ‘massy theatrical film.’ The review reads, “Despite its flaws, Vikram Vedha is a massy theatrical film that serves as a fun single-screen theatre experience. I’d suggest caving into Pushkar and Gayathri’s make-believe world and joining Vikram and Vedha’s cat and mouse chase.”

PONNIYIN SELVAN I REVIEW 

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News18’s review of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 reads, “A drama of epic proportions, Ponniyan Selvan-1 is at its core a love story that’s set against the spectacular sweep of the Chola dynasty. It is about romance and falling apart of Aditha Karikalan (played by Vikram), the prince of Chola dynasty and Nandini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who is an orphan. Magnificently directed by Ratnam, Ponniyan Selvan-1 draws you into its drama just moments into the film, transporting you to the battlefield, to the emperor’s court, to Nandini’s private chamber, and most importantly, into the mind and heart of Nandini’s himself, where he grapples with betrayals, insecurities and revenge.”

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