How Did King Aditya Karikalan Died?

We all may have heard or read about the Chola dynasty in our history textbooks; their bravery, legacy, culture, and everything were ahead of their time. Ponniyin Selvan was released on 30 September, and let’s just say that movie is killing it right now. The movie is critically acclaimed, with an IMDb rating of 8.8 out of 10. Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan is based on a book by Kalki Krishnamurthy released in 1955.  The movie is getting all the appreciation and hype right now, and basically, everything is great about the movie. The story will have you engaged, the production and the direction give the feel of a period piece, the actors are perfectly cast, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the role of Nandini and Vikram in the role of Aditya Karikalan was a good choice. Ponniyin Selvan follows the story of that time, so obviously, there were fights and everything, but one scene that stayed with people was when king Aditya Karikalan died. If you have been wondering how king Aditya Karikalan died, we have the answer. 

How Did King Aditya Karikalan Died?

The stories of Aditya Karikalan are famous and still remembered by many people. The death of Aditya Karikalan is a mystery in the Ponniyin Selvan book. The writer of Ponniyin, Selvan Kalki Krishnamurthy, tried to keep suspense in the book. In reality, Aditya Karikalan, or Aditha Karikalan, was killed by the Pandyas. In the Udayarkudi inscription, it is written that the three Pandya brothers killed Aditya Karikalan to get revenge; after killing him, they displayed Aditya Karikalan’s head as a sign of victory. In the novel, Kalki Krishnamurthy skipped that part and showed that when Aditya Karikalan went to meet Nandini, as you may know, he liked her. In the palace, when Nandini invites him, she wishes to kill him and thus plans with his husband, Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, who is an important person in the Chola dynasty, as he is the treasurer. When Nandini invites Aditya Karikalan, he goes because he loves her and feels like this is a love invitation by Nandini.

When Aditya Karikalan is in the palace with Nandini, Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, and others. Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar is in with her plan for Nandini but later decides to prove his loyalty and throws the knife at his wife, Nandini. Still, the knife accidentally goes toward Aditya Karikalan, and he gets stabbed to death. The twists come when Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar reveals that he did not kill Aditya Karikalan in front of Aazhvarkadiyar and everyone. Manimekalai tries to save Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and turns herself in, but no one believes her story, so the death of Aditya Karikalan is somewhat of a mystery. Some thought it was Nandini because she had clear intentions to kill Aditya Karikalan, but who was the real killer? People believe that this cliffhanger is the greatest in the world of literature. Ponniyin Selvan, or PS-1, was released on 30 September, and even a second part is coming soon. Mani Ratnam said that the movie was shot together and it was later decided to cut it into two parts. So the movie is shot only the post-productions are left; with that calculation, we can expect Ponniyin Selvan 2 or PS-2 somewhere in 2023. 

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Ponniyin Selvan Popularity

Ponniyin Selvan is a popular novel among the people, the writer Kalki Krishnamurthy wrote this thing beautifully, and people believe that it is an important part of Indian literature. Many people have tried to turn the novel Ponniyin Selvan into movies, but they failed to do so. In the 1950s, M. G. Ramachandran tried to make the movie but failed. Many directors attempted to turn Ponniyin Selvan into a movie, but the budget was really high. Mani Ratnam states that Ponniyin Selvan was his dream project. In the 2010s, he tried his hand but again failed, but now the movie is finally here. Ponniyin Selvan is getting a lot of love and appreciation, and the movie has had a really big opening. Recently, Brahamastra became a movie with a grand opening, but Ponniyin Selvan has broken that record and has already grossed a total of 150 crores on the second day of its release. The second part of Ponniyin Selvan will tie all the loose ends. 

Where To Watch Ponniyin Selvan 

Currently, it is only available in cinemas, as any news about Ponniyin Selvan’s OTT release is not out. 

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