The film Ponyin Selvan is based on a novel of the same name by Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy. Jairam Ravi has played the role of Chola Yodha Ponyan in the film. Vikram as Prince Aditya, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Rani Nandini and Karti as Army Commander Vantitevan. The teaser of the film depicts the vast Chola kingdom. The Chola Empire was far more spectacular than the one shown in the teaser. Even today the splendor of this empire can be seen in the buildings of that time.
The Chola Empire was huge
The area of the Chola dynasty was five times that of present-day Britain. It is present in what is now India, from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa to the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and some countries in Southeast Asia. The empire is believed to have been founded in the third century BC and lasted until 1279 AD. Thus the rule of the Chola Empire lasted for more than 1500 years. Thus, it can be considered as the record of the longest reign by a dynasty. Greek Eritreans, Ptolemy and many historians have written about the Chola Empire. The empire was established on the banks of the Cauvery River.
The coin of the Chola kings was used in many countries
Between the 9th and 13th centuries, the Chola Empire made great strides in military, money, literature, culture, and agriculture. The Chola kings had colonized many countries in Southeast Asia through trade. Rajaraja I, the most famous ruler of the Chola Empire, extended to Kalinga (Odisha), Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Maldives. He was the first Rajaraja to build the famous Brihadeshwara temple in Tanjore, the capital of the Chola Empire. The famous silk sarees made at Kanjivaram, the temple at Kanchipuram and the confluence of Tamil culture also took place during the Chola Empire. Now knowing the splendor of the Chola Empire, you must be excited to see ‘Pony Selvan’. Apart from Tamil, the film will be released on September 30, 2022 in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu.