Fifty days after it was released on September 30, Mani Ratnam’s’ Ponniyin Selvan- 1′ has grossed Rs 500 crore globally, making it only the second Tamil film to achieve the distinction after the Rajnikanth- starrer’2.0′. Understandably, the unit is ecstatic.
” 50 noble days of#PonniyinSelvan & still going strong,” tweeted Lyca Productions, the makers of the movie.
Chiyaan Vikram, who played a lead role in the ensemble cast, tweeted” somebody pls pinch me. and tell me this isn’t a dream.#PonniyinSelvan.”
A Historical saga describing the life and times of Tamil emperor Raja Raja Chola, the Mani Ratnam film was in the making for quite a long time and it had aroused all round curiosity over its fate at the box office.
Still,’ PS1′ with its world of big- ticket actors, including Aishwarya Rai, was lapped up by the cult, youthful and old. The movie now finds its place in the list of south Indian blockbusters– the two’ Baahubali’ flicks,’ RRR’ and’ KGF Chapter 2′– which have traduced the Rs 500 crore hedge.
‘PS-1’ lags much behind ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF2′, both of which crossed the Rs 1,000-crore mark in 2022, but it’s now firmly ensconced as this year’s No. 3, ahead of’ Brahmastra Part One- Shiva’ and’ The Kashmir Files’. With Mani Ratnam belting up shooting for both instalments of the movie in one go, the effect to’ Ponniyin Selvan- 1′ is anticipated to be released within six to nine months.