Chennai, Sep 18 (PTI) The first part of acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil-language historical drama film "Ponniyin Selvan" has finished its production, the makers announced on Saturday.

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  • The nine-part film is helmed by industry stalwarts Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan
  • It will release on Netflix on August 6,2021 
  • The project marks a landmark moment bringing together the entire Tamil entertainment industry 

Mani Ratnam is currently working on an upcoming web series titled 'Navasara'. (Photo credit: Twitter/@taran_adarsh)

  • Mani Ratnam turned 65 on Wednesday
  • One of the most renowned directors of India, he has directed several South Indian films as well as Hindi movies
  • He made his debut with Kannada film 'Pallavi Anu Pallavi' in 1983

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam (right) turned 65 and Ilaiyaraja stepped into his 78th year on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screengrab)

  • Legendary duo musician Ilaiyaraja and film maker Mani Ratnam celebrate their birthdays of June 2
  • The duo has worked togehter in more than 6 films
  • Their first-ever collaboration was in ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’, a Kannada film