5 Not-to-Miss Saree Looks of Cult-Movie Ponniyin Selvan (PS-I)

5 Not-to-Miss Saree Looks of Aishwarya, Trisha Krishnan & Sobhita Dhulipala in Cult-Movie Ponniyin Selvan (PS-I) 

The greatest of all time - that's what people are saying about the latest cult movie from the house of Mani Ratnam - yes, you guessed it right I am talking of Ponniyin Selvan.The conflict between Chola princess Kundavai(Trisha Krishnan) and Nandini(Aishwarya Rai), the queen of Pazhuvur, is expected to be one of the many pivotal moments which got witnessed by the spectators across the world in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan -1, which released on September 30, worldwide.This Tamil classic has stolen the breath of many. Fans are loving the glorified version of Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan on the big screen. This historical fiction movie features an ensemble cast of Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala and several other veteran actors. But what attracted most of the women who had watched the feature film - is the timeless saree collections prepared byCostume Designer Eka Lakhani.So, today I thought to take to my blog to scribble about thePS Isaree looks that mesmerised so many.

#1. Royal Touch of Tanjore Silks - Trisha's Look 

The Chola princess Kundavai is portrayed as a strong and courageous woman. Her personality is reflected in her costumes that are sculpted, with strong lines.

Like the Tanjore silks she is seen wearing in most of the scenes are made from silk in Thanjavur with vibrant colours and are apt for any occasion. Tanjore silk sarees represent ethnicity and beauty and have temple style architecture designs on their broad borders. 

#2.  Kundavai's Look in Timeless Kanjeevaram Silks

Most of the Knajeevaram Silks which we saw Trisha wearing as KUndavai were crisp, sharp, and had well defined pleats - same pleats are also witnessed in her blouse. Those era, royals used the purest and finest of Kanjeevaram silks that allow for it to be draped in a clean, prim and proper look.  And we have seen Trisha exactly in that way!

#3. Illusional Organza Silks of Nandini aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 

Aishwarya Rai, playing the role of Nandini is both grand and mysterious. So, when it came to her costumes, Eka Lakhani looked much deeper.

Her sarees and outfits instead of being casual, are often layered with different material. Take the sharp example of the see-through organza silks to give it a look of transparency and opacity. 

#4. Aishwarya Sporting Embroidered South Silks Saree Look

Those enigmatic royal colours like shades of reds, maroons, and black along with stone and beads in tones like burgundy, emerald greens, and sapphire blues - Eka Lakhani has transformed those into flowy drapes to add to her mysterious look.

As Ponniyin Selvan is set in 10th century South India - so the designer experimented with all the South Indian silk saree looks on her which comes embroidered, or has zari work to make her appearance subdued. 

#5. Sobhita Dhulipala in Classic Looking Madrisar (9 yard) Sarees

Even you have to stop and take a notice of the timeless drape which even Sobhita Dhulipala has been draped on. 

The Madrisar style of saree draping which dates back to ancient India and is seen in Ponniyin Selvan is ideal for wearing a 9 yards saree - and Sobhita has not been a spoilt brat and has carried of the league much ahead just like her other counterparts in the movie. 

If you have not taken your time to watch the movie, I will request you to take a drive out to the theatre - if its is still running in USA or hook to the Amazon Prime to watch it soon in your Home Theatre. 

Write to on my social channels about the other look which you have liked from this movie. I will again return soon with the saree look which these actresses have tried out during the promotions as well. 

Author's Bio

Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.

All Image Courtesy: Ponniyin Selvan, the Movie