Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name by Kalki Krishnamurthy, the story starts with the tragic love story of Aditha Karikalan and Nandini. The young Prince of the Chola dynasty and a poor orphaned temple girl. A childhood romance that was torn apart by the royals. As young Nandini was banished from the lands to keep her away from Karikalan, Prince Karikalan has been a mad man ever since. It is the year 978 AD, and Nandini plots against the royal princes and Emperor Sundara Chozhar to exact revenge for the slaying of the Pandya King Veerapandian. She infiltrates the Cholas by marrying the Chola treasurer Periya Pazhuvettarayar and creates a machiavellian scheme. What follows is a historical-royal-political pot boiler of succession, power struggle, revenge, vengence, love and the survival of the Chola Dynasty.
Directors Bio: Mani Ratnam is an iconic and award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi cinema. He is one of India’s most acclaimed and commercially successful filmmakers, having made over 30 films and has garnered multiple prestigious accolades for his films, including the Padma Shri (2002) by the Government of India.
Producer: Producer 1: Madras Talkies is a leading Indian film and television production company set up in 1995 by Mani Ratnam and Suhasini Maniratnam, actively involved in the production of films and their worldwide distribution. It has produced over 20 feature films and four television serials, many of which have won several prestigious National and International awards. Producer 2: Lyca Productions, founded in 2014 by Subaskaran Allirajah, emphasizes innovative Tamil storytelling, winning accolades for movies like Kaththi and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, pioneering advanced screening formats.