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Legend Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster, Ponniyin Selvan 1, Now Available for ‘Early Access’ Movie Rentals on Prime Video at INR 129 in Hindi

Directed and co-produced by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan 1 stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar and Parthiban in key roles

Starting 11th November, fans can rent this visual extravaganza in Hindi, with Movie Rentals on Prime Video and Prime members in India and across 240 countries and territories can stream starting November 26, 2022, exclusively on Prime Video

MUMBAI — After offering Early Access movie rentals of the blockbuster film Ponniyan Selvan 1 across four south languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, Prime Video today announced the release of the Hindi dub version for “Early Access”. Featuring the brilliant music composed by AR Rahman, this historical drama dives into the Chola dynasty’s power conflicts as Emperor Sundara Chola’s health declines.  Starting today, this visually stunning period film is available to rent and stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayaram Ravi, Shobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, and Parthiban. Prime members in India and more than 240 other countries and territories will be able to stream the film from November 26 onwards.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 is Mani Ratnam’s masterpiece historical drama from 2022 and is based on Kalki Krishnamoorthy’s book of the same name. Set in Thanjavur in the 10th century. Vandiyathevan (Karthi) sets out to cross the Chola land to deliver a message from Crown Prince Aditha Karikalan (Vikram). Kundavai (Trisha Krishnan) tries to make peace in the government while vassals and minor chieftains plan to overthrow the throne. When a comet with a long tail shows up, it means that trouble is coming.

Movie Rentals on Prime Video feature titles beyond the ones available with Prime Subscription, thereby, increasing selection and choice for customers. The rental destination can be accessed via the STORE tab on and the Prime Video app on Android smart phones, smart-TVs, connected STBs and Fire TV stick. Customers get a 48-hour window to complete the film once playback is initiated. Customers can start watching the film within 30 days of the transaction date.

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