Mani Ratnam talks about glorification of violence in movies forward of Ponniyin Selvan 2: ‘Struggle sequences needs to be…’

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam is gearing up for the discharge of the second half within the Ponniyin Selvan franchise subsequent week. He feels the one strategy to resolve how a lot violence is an excessive amount of violence in mainstream cinema is when the main target rests on creating the temper, whereas taking pictures such sequences, and never on the small print of it. Additionally learn: Aishwarya Rai reigns supreme as soon as once more as Nandini who seeks revenge from Cholas. Watch Ponniyin Selvan 2 trailer

Mani Ratnam labored with Aishwarya Rai on Ponniyin Selvan.

Within the current previous, there’s been a number of debate on the glorification of violence in Indian cinema. In Vetrimaaran’s Viduthalai: Half 1, which was launched two weeks in the past, the filmmaker was criticised by a bit of the viewers for his depiction of violence within the type of police brutality.

Mani Ratnam, who has shot elaborate battle sequences in Ponniyin Selvan 2, feels filmmakers ought to limit themselves by specializing in creating temper than on the element, in the case of violence. The movie options Jayam Ravi within the function of Arulmozhivarman, whereas Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Aishwarya Rai are seen in different key roles.

“When you’re telling the story to a child, you automatically know where to draw the line. But when you’re making a film for the mainstream audiences, and people of all age groups can walk in, you should focus on creating the mood. When you’re shooting war sequences, it has to be real. But at the same time you can’t fantasise it. You can’t make it unreal… The restriction that you (filmmaker) put yourself in is to create a mood, not the detail,” Mani Ratnam advised Hindustan Occasions.

Ponniyin Selvan 2 is gearing up for launch on April 28. The primary half advised the story of the early lifetime of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who would go on to turn into the Chola emperor Rajaraja I (947–1014). Ponniyin Selvan 2 went on to gross over 500 crore on the field workplace worldwide after being launched in September 2022. In Tamil Nadu, PS1 went on to turn into the best grossing Tamil movie of all time after surpassing Kamal Haasan’s Vikram’s lifetime gross of 183 crore within the state.

The movie marked Aishwarya Rai’s comeback to Tamil cinema after a decade. Aishwarya was taking part in twin roles – Nandini and her mute mom Mandakini Devi. Upon launch, each audiences and critics had been impressed with Aishwarya’s efficiency.


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