New Delhi: Acclaimed director Mani Ratnam’s magnus opus Ponniyin Sevlan Part 2 has started streaming on OTT platform, ending wait of thousand of cinema lovers who wanted to watch it in theatres but failed to do so. Amazon Prime Video OTT platform today announced the streaming of blockbuster movie Ponniyin Sevlan on its platform from June 2, the date when super-successful director Mani Ratnam rings in his 67th birthday.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 () is the second part of period film and was one of the dream projects of director Mani Ratnam. The Part II series of epic film hit the screens on April 28 in Tamil language and was followed by dubbed versions in many languages including Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.
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Akin to tremendous success of Ponniyin Selvan movie, the Part II also won many accolades & appreciation from the audience and turned out to be the biggest hit in Tamil.
The movie is a film adaption of 1955 Tamil novels with the same name, penned by author Kalki Krishnamurthy. It had Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala and Prakash Raj starring in the lead roles.
What is the catch in Ponniyin Sevlan 2 OTT release
Both parts of the film had brilliant theatrical run and now the movie made its way to OTT, coinciding with director Mani Ratnam’s birthday but the catch is that it is available for digital streaming only in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam.
For the Hindi audience, the wait is going to be longer as neither the makers nor Amazon Prime Video has made any announcement to this regard.
As the Hindi fans of movie await for OTT release of PS-2, many commented & also took dig at the Southern film industry for ‘second-hand treatment’ of Bollywood.
Ponniyin Sevlan 1 (PS-1) and Ponniyin Sevlan 2 (PS-2) chronicle the story of Jayram Ravi, one of the most instrumental kings of South India, who went to establish the great Chola Empire.
The PS-I, which was released in theatres last year, went to become a blockbuster hit and grossed more than Rs 493 crore worldwide.