Ponniyin Selvan I, which is slate for a theatrical release on September 30, 2022, marks Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s return to the big screen after four years.
Ponniyin Selvan I : The second song, Chola Chola, from Mani Ratnam’s upcoming period movie Ponniyin Selvan: I was just released. Kaveri Se Milne, a melodic track, was released first.
The song with actor Vikram is described as a rallying cry.
The song, which was made available in five languages—Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam—is a celebration following a battle won by Vikram’s character Aditya Chola II, the crown prince and commander of the Northern forces under Sundara Chola’s rule.
The energetic song is the warrior’s dedication to the Cholas, who inhabited his motherland and were known for their tenacity, love, and swords.
Chola Chola’s artwork tells a tale of battle, conquering, and love. The lyrical video also shows star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini, a Pazhuvoor queen, who wears a majestic appearance.
For Mani, Chola Chola is a reflection of all that Ponniyin Selvan: I stands for. He adds, “It’s been my dream to make PS-1 for the longest time. We’re very proud of the film and want to present it to the audience with this pride. We hope everyone enjoys it.”
The Hindi version of the song is penned by the lyricist Mehboob, composed by music maestro AR Rahman and crooned by singers Vishal Mishra and Swagat Rathod.
The magnum opus is directed by Mani and written by Elango Kumaravel and B Jeyamohan. The film also stars Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and R Parthiban. Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, it is the first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan.
Ponniyin Selvan: I, which is slate for a theatrical release on September 30, 2022, marks Aishwarya’s return to the big screen four years after Fanney Khan (2018) and her second collaboration with Vikram after the 2010 commercially successful Tamil language action adventure film Raavanan directed, produced and written by Mani.