Tamil film that went unnoticed by the regime change .. A great film that surpassed Bhagwati
Thiagarajan, who was famous in Tamil cinema for his many films, has directed many films and surprised us. Ponnar Shankar is a 2011 blockbuster film directed by him.
The film was adapted from the novel by artist Mu Karunanidhi and produced and directed by Thiagarajan. Actor Prasanth will play two characters in the film. He was accompanied by many star casts including Sneha, Khushbu, Prabhu, Napoleon, Jayaram, Vijayakumar, Rajkiran.
It was the artist’s long-held desire to film this story. Thiagarajan, who volunteered to complete the film, started shooting for the film in 2009 on a grand scale in Valluvar Kottam.
All the actors have worked hard in this film which started with sets like ancient forts and palaces. The climax of the film is set in the deserts of Rajasthan amidst great difficulty.
More than 30,000 supporting actors, more than 3,000 elephants, horses, etc. were used and the shooting lasted for several days. And a battle scene was filmed underwater and amazed many. The film was shot in Kerala and Karnataka.
The film was critically acclaimed by political parties at the time. There was also a protest demanding a ban on the release of the film. Beyond all this, the Ponnar Shankar movie was released a week before the election.
But due to the regime change that took place after the election, the film was lifted from the theater in a very short time. Perhaps if there had been no regime change this Ponnar Shankar film would have reached a much greater popularity than the current Bhagwati film.