Mani Ratnam’s heads overseas for a Marathon shoot
Legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam is currently working on a periodic epic project titled Ponniyin Selvan. Right from the announcement of this project, there is a huge buzz in film circles and the casting of the movie too is on grand scale. The movie features Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Vijay Sethupathi, Keerthi Suresh, Jayam Ravi, Mohan Babu, Karthi and Jayaram in key roles. Latest update is that the team of Ponniyin Selvan is heading overseas for a long marathon shoot that lasts approximately 100 days. Mani Ratnam has a reputation for shooting most of his movies in India and this is almost the first time in his long career over thirty years he is heading abroad. Ravi Varman is the cinematographer for this movie. Ravi Varman and Mani Ratnam have earlier worked for the movie Kaatru Veliyidai which is dubbed as Cheliya in Telugu language. Ravi Varman is known for his meticulous works in movies like Aparichitudu directed by Shankar, Raghavan directed by Gautam Menon, Dasavataram directed by KS Ravi Kumar and even under rated movies like Five by Four. As Mani Ratnam is known for his poetic vision and visual storytelling, let’s wait for the magical creations and visuals shot by Ravi Varman in Ponniyin Selvan.