The historical film ‘Ponnar Shankar’ produced by Thiyagarajan has changed hands. The film is based on a novel by the chief minister and was growing as mega budget costume drama. The epic film was being produced and directed by Thiagarajan has a list of heavy weights in the cast. Prashanth in dual role, Sneha, Sathyaraj, Jayaram, Kushboo, Prakash Raj, Napoleon, Rajkiran and Vijayakumar and many other significant artistes.
The movie launched in 2007 was progressing at a casual pace owing to the demands of a historical film. Now after three years being under production, sources say Martin Productions has acquired the film from Thiyagarajan.
Martin Productions is fast turning out to be a biggie as its previous launch was also a massive one. In April it launched a mega budget film ‘Ilaignan’ which stars Lyricist Vijay, Meenakshi and Kushboo in main roles.