Selvan, Ponniyin: a movie critique Maintaining a delicate balance between drama and action

the writers (Mani Ratnam, Elango Kumaravel, and B Jeyamohan)

draw on conventional plot elements while also going above and beyond.

Review of Ponniyin Selvan: The year is 1001

When crown prince Aditha Karikalan (Vikram)

his younger brother Arulmozhi Varman (Jayam Ravi, the title character)

and their ailing father Sundar Chola (Prakash Raj)

are put in various situations, the Chola empire is the target of plots and intrigues

In order to protect the palace from existential threats