Mani Ratnam Reveals Trying Thrice Making The Film, Did It First In 1980s

Tried thrice before to make 'Ponniyin Selvan': Mani Ratnam on dream project
Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam Reveals Trying Thrice Making The Film, Did It First In 1980s ( Photo Credit – Wikimedia ; Ponniyin Selvan Poster )

Stating that a number of individuals had tried to make eminent author Kalki’s epic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ right into a film, Mani Ratnam mentioned he himself had tried thrice — as soon as within the 1980s, then in 2000 and for the third time in 2010, earlier than lastly succeeding now.

Speaking on the grand teaser launch occasion organised by the makers on the Chennai Trade Centre on Friday, Mani Ratnam mentioned, “I first learn this e book after I was in school. Almost 40 years have handed. It’s not left my coronary heart till now. My first thanks go to Kalki.

“Makkal Thilagam M.G. Ramachandran ought to have acted on this film. After ‘Nadodi Mannan’, he was to behave on this film. But by some means, that didn’t occur. It is only at this time that I received to know why he was not capable of act. He has left it for us to make.

“Several individuals have tried to make Kalki’s epic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ right into a film. I personally have tried thrice — as soon as within the 1980s, as soon as in 2000 and as soon as in 2010. Therefore, I do know what a giant duty that is.

“That is as a result of it’s liked by everyone who has learn it. They are an authority on it. They personal it, and they’re very possessive about it. So, after I did this film, I mentioned to myself. I’m additionally like them. I personal it, I’m additionally possessive about it and I’ll do it the way in which I need to do it. This wouldn’t have been possible without all my artists and technicians.”

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