Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 Movie Review with Rating [ Hit or Flop ]

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 movie review

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 movie review: The sequel to Mani Ratnam’s well-known movie Ponniyin Selvan Part-1 is called Ponniyin Selvan Part 2. It is an epic historical narrative of the Chola Empire and is based on the Kalki Krishnamurthy book Ponniyin Selvan.

The film was released in theaters today. Let us see how the film was in the Ponniyin Selvan part 2 movie review.

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 Movie Cast and Crew

Movie Name Ponniyin Selvan part 2 (2023)
Rating 2.75/5
Genre Historical Drama
Release Date 28th, April 2023
Director Mani Ratnam
Main Lead Actors Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Vikram Prabhu, Sarathkumar, and many others
Cinematography Ravi Varman
Editor Sreekar Prasad
Producers Mani Ratnam and Subaskaran
Music Director AR Rahman
Language Telugu

Ponniyin Selvan 2 Story:

Ponniyin Selvan 2 picks off where part one left off with the narrative. A mute woman named Mandhakini (Aishwarya Rai) saves Arunmozhi Varman (Jayam Ravi) and Vallavaraiyan Vandhiyadevudu (Karthi), who fell into the water during a battle with the Pandyas.

The last steps are being taken in Nandini’s (Aishwarya Rai) plan to assassinate the heirs and bring an end to the Chola Empire.

At this time, the Chola dynasty’s chieftains attempted to depose Aditya Karikaludu (Vikram) and install Madhuranthakudu (Rehman) as the new Chola ruler. What then took place? You will get answers by watching the film on big screens. Now, let’s get into the Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 movie review.

Artist Performances

In the second, the core cast from Ponniyin Selvan Part One is still present. In addition to playing crucial parts, Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Jayam Ravi, and Trisha take the lead. Here, only the screen time varies depending on the plot.

The most soulful and accurate representation of Aditya Karikaaludu was given by Vikram.

Karthi, who plays Vandiyadevudu, is a close buddy who supports Aditya Karikaaludu in the war.  Karthi’s fun features from PS1 won’t be present in PS2.

In this movie, Jayam Ravi plays Arunmozhi Varma, also known as Ponniyin Selvan.  his role is emotional and the highlight of the film.

Both Aishwarya Rai as Nandini and Trisha as Kundavai played their roles in the movie with perfection. They were ideal for the princess roles.

Ponniyin Selvan part 2 Movie Plus Points

In this PS2, Ponniyin Selvan 1’s unresolved issues will all be resolved. Near the end, everything comes together nicely.

Of all the actors, Aishwarya Rai receives the more important role in the second film. She communicates the moral quandary beautifully and has an ethereal appearance.

The much-anticipated confrontation sequences between Vikram and Aishwarya Rai have turned out brilliantly, effectively capturing all the stress and agony. It is one of the main plus points while talking about the Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 review.

Ponniyin Selvan part 2 Movie Minus Points

The sequel suffers from poor pacing, which may frustrate viewers, much like part one did. Even sequences with good drama are dragged out excessively.

Although there was a chance to include them, the film doesn’t have any memorable high points.

The war scenes are clumsy and should have been done better.

Karthi’s character isn’t as entertaining as it was in Part 1. His character has greater drama, and he approaches the situation in his trademark clinical manner.

Technical Aspects

The visual impact by Ravi Varman is stunning, while AR Rahman’s compositions are topical and lovely. The VFX and army sequences appear unremarkable, and Sreekara Prasad’s editing should have been more effective.

Although Madras Talkies, Lyca Productions’ production values are good, the film’s editing crew should have trimmed it by at least fifteen minutes.

The sequel by Mani Ratnam is professionally made, but its impact is diminished by the passive pacing of the story. Better than the original, Ponniyin Selvan 2 has interesting interactions among the main characters. Overall, the technical aspects are top-notch in each subject. They should all be praised for their efforts.


The concluding note about the Ponniyin Selvan part 2 movie review is PS 2 is a good sequel with several unique and well-done moments. If you enjoy watching historical dramas, try it.

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 Movie Review With Rating

Crazy Movie Updates Team ( S K ) – 2.75/5

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