|Written by||M. Karunanidhi|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
Ponnar Shankar (Tamil: பொன்னர் சங்கர்) is a forthcoming Tamil–language epic film being directed by Thiagarajan, who also produces the venture. The film, starring Prashanth in dual roles with Sneha playing as the sister of the hero of the film Prashanth. The Heroin for this mega budgeted project is yet to be finalised, whilst Sathyaraj, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Napolean, Rajkiran and Vijayakumar have other significant roles in the film, has been under pre-production since 2007, is based on a 1978 novel of the same name written by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, who based his novel on the Ponnar Shankar epic, a legendary story of two warrior brothers who lived many centuries ago. The film is being made on a massive budget said to be along the lines of the English movie Troy. It took 2 years just to write the story and prepare for shooting. The music is composed by Oscar winner A. R. Rahman.
The preliminary stages of the production took nearly two years, with storyboarding, costume designs and colossal set designs all being finalized. The filming of the venture began on July 12, 2009, at Valluvar Kottam. The first leg of shooting which is being planned has a huge star cast.