Podcast: Do I Like Ponniyin Selvan - 1

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan is the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser in Tamil Nadu.

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Recently, filmmaker Vetrimaaran questioned the depiction of Raja Raja Cholan in Ponniyin Selvan-1 as a "Hindu king." It soon lead to a controversy with some sections, especially politicians and public figures, close to the Bharatiya Janata Party, calling the emperor a Hindu. Others, including actor-politicians Kamal Haasan and Karunas, filmmaker-turned-politician, Seeman, and Congress MP, S Jothimani, called him a Shaivite Dravidian ruler.

In this episode of Do I Like It, I'll tell us what I think of the film ten days after its release. I also spoke to historians to set the record straight. Tune in!


The films stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayram Ravi, Karthi, and others in a star-studded ensemble.

(Photo: YouTube/Tips Tamil)

In life, things happen. And even if nothing happens, that’s something happening. So, on this show, we talk about things that happen. We get an esteemed panel of highly jobless people to answer the million-dollar question: Do I Like It?

Now ‘It’ can be a movie, a song, a gadget, or the latest viral trend. But the question remains the same. So, if you like listening to people talk about things, tune in, and we’ll tell you: Do I Like It?

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