Mani Ratnam’s fascination for mythological tales and characters has been unconditional. There were even some buzzes claiming that the filmmaker is planning to convert the epical tale of Ponniyin Selvan into celluloid. But things couldn’t materialize due to some reasons. Nonetheless, some of the close sources mention that all the four characters in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam – Rudra (Ethiraj), Varadhan, Thyagu and Rasool are based on the epical characters of Ponniyin Selvan.

The predictions go as follows…

Varadhan – வரதன் – Anger – ஆதித்யா கரிகாலன்
Thyagu – தியாகு – Sacrifice – அருள்மொழி வர்மன்
Rasool – ரசூல் – Messenger – வந்திய தேவன்
rudra – ருத்ரா – Destroyer – பழுவேட்டரையார்

Let us wait and watch if it all turns true with the celluloid version…
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam will be simultaneously releasing in Telugu as Nawab on September 28.
The film features STR, Arvind Swami, Arun Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Jyotika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh and Dayanna in lead roles.


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