Ajay Pratheeb is known to make quality movies in the past. This time, he will make 125 episode long web series based on Kalki’s historical novel Ponniyin Selvan. He has already penned the screenplay and will soon start making the web series.
The core highlight of the upcoming project titled titled Chiranjeevi Ponniyin Selvan is that it will be loaded with the music sported by Ilaiyaraaja. The ace director had a dream of making this web series almost 20 years back. It now looks his dream is coming true.
Things actually shaped in Ajay’s favor after he approached Ilaiyaraaja to narrate him the script. To his surprise, Ilaiyaraaja instantly agreed to give music for the project after listening to the script.
This is what Ajay Pratheeb has to say, “It took me six years to write the script which will cover the entire novel as well as the life history of Raja Raja Chozhan till he built the Brihadeeswara Temple,” he says.
“The cast of the series will be announced on April 14 this year and the first episode will be out on April 14, 2022. We plan to release it as nine seasons with hour-long episodes. We will shoot the series in Tamil and then dub it in all South Indian languages as well as in Hindi,” he adds.
As per the current schedule and plan, Chiranjeevi Ponniyin Selvan is expected to release on August 18, 2020 and will be shot at multiple locations including Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, Kerala and Mysore.
As per the updates, the above web series will be jointly produced by Eterneity Star and Eternitee Motion Krafte Pvt Ltd. But the makers have still not decided the streaming platform which is expected to be decided later once the shooting is over.