Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam’s Epic Drama Fires up Indain box office

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 (PS1) continues to smash the Box office numbers. According to reports, the ensemble cast period drama is now inching closer to the Rs 350-crore mark worldwide.

Ponniyin Selvan: I released in theatres worldwide on September 30 in five languages – Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The period film had done a business of ₹318 crore gross worldwide in six days, earning ₹130 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. These numbers have made the eponymous novel based film the third highest grossing Tamil Film ever. Besides this it is also claimed that PS1 has become the fasteat Rs 100 crore grosser in Tamil Nadu.

The historical drama features Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha in lead roles, while Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, and Aishwarya Lekshmi appear in supporting roles. The movie tells the story of the early life of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who later became the Chola emperor Rajaraja I (947–1014).

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