Fifty days after it was launched on September 30, Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ has grossed Rs 500 crore globally, making it solely the second Tamil movie to attain the excellence after the Rajnikanth-starrer ‘2.0’. Understandably, the unit is ecstatic.
“50 Glorious days of #PonniyinSelvan & nonetheless going sturdy,” tweeted Lyca Productions, the makers of the film.
Chiyaan Vikram, who performed a lead position within the ensemble solid, tweeted: “Somebody pls pinch me… & inform me this isn’t a dream. #PonniyinSelvan.”
A historic saga chronicling the life and occasions of Tamil emperor Raja Raja Chola, the Mani Ratnam movie was within the making for fairly a very long time and it had aroused all spherical curiosity over its destiny on the field workplace. However, ‘PS1’ with its galaxy of big-ticket actors, together with Aishwarya Rai, was lapped up by the audiences, younger and outdated.
The film now finds its place within the record of south Indian blockbusters — the 2 ‘Baahubali’ movies, ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF Chapter 2’ — which have breached the Rs 500 crore barrier.
‘PS-1’ lags a lot behind ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF2’, each of which crossed the Rs 1,000-crore mark in 2022, however it’s now firmly ensconced as this 12 months’s No. 3, forward of ‘Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva’ and ‘The Kashmir Files’.
With Mani Ratnam wrapping up taking pictures for each instalments of the film in a single go, the sequel to ‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ is anticipated to be launched inside six to 9 months.