Ponnar Shankar (film)

Ponnar Shankar is a 2011 Indian epic historical drama film directed by Thiagarajan. It is a fictionalised account of the Ponnar Shankar epic, adapted from M. Karunanidhi s novel of the same name. It features Thiagarajans son Prashanth in lead dual roles as warrior princes, portraying the titular characters, with actresses Pooja Chopra and Divya Parameshwaran making their film debut as princesses. The film also features an extensive cast of supporting actors with Prabhu, Napoleon, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Sneha and Kushboo amongst others. The background score and soundtrack of the film, composed by Ilaiyaraaja, was released on 27March2011.

A love affair between Thamarai Kushboo and her maternal uncle Nellaiyankondan Jayaram is badly received by their family, especially since he is not financially well off. Thamarais father, King Periyamalaikozhundhu Gounder Vijayakumar, arranges for her marriage to Mandhiyappan Prakash Raj, ruler of a neighbouring country. Thamarai rejects the arranged marriage, angering Mandhiyappan. She later marries her lover, who had come to see her marry Mandhiyappan, and challenges her brother Chinna Malaikozhundhu Ponvannan to marry his daughters off to her sons the marriage of cousins is a gounder custom. Periyamalaikozhundhu disowns his daughter for choosing Nellaiyankondan and banishes them from his kingdom.Many years later, Mayavar Nasser, a chieftain of a village in Periyamalaikozhundhus kingdom, encounters twin brothers Ponnar and Shankar both played by Prashanth, who are being tutored in martial arts by Rakki Annan Rajkiran. Ponnar and Shankar are valorous and compassionate to the sufferings of the poor. One day, the twins save two sisters, Muthayi Pooja Chopra and Pavalayi Dhivya Parameshwaran, from death. The girls are later revealed to be daughters of Chinna Malaikozhundhu. Impressed with Ponnar and Shankars valour, Chinna Malaikozhundhu agrees to marry off his daughters to them. ........

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