Ponniyin Selvan: 1, Mani Ratnam’s landmark film, released in theatres on September 30 in five languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. The historical action film is scheduled to make its Amazon Prime Video debut on November 4 while still enjoying an amazing run in theatres across numerous cities. Ponniyin Selvan: 1 accomplished yet another exceptional feat at the box office prior to its OTT release.
By the end of its 32nd day of release, the Mani Ratnam-directed film’s global take has finally topped Rs 500 crore. With this success, the blockbuster movie has surpassed all previous records to become the fourth-highest-grossing Kollywood movie of all time and the highest-grossing Tamil movie of 2022. Additionally, it became the second Tamil movie to reach Rs 500-crore club after Rajinikanth’s 2.0. Ponniyin Selvan: 1 reportedly made approximately Rs 230 in its home state of Tamil Nadu, with an estimated total domestic take of close to Rs 335 crores. Over 500 million rupees were spent on the movie internationally thanks to the astounding response it garnered abroad, which contributed about Rs 170 crore.
Ponniyin Selvan, which reportedly cost 500 crore rupees to make, has been split into two parts. Additionally, the first installment’s box office success alone has covered the costs of both movies, making this project already very successful. This epic period action film’s sequel is expected to arrive in theatres in early 2023. Ponniyin Selvan’s second part is expected to be a bigger release than its predecessor as audiences have high expectations from the upcoming film.
Ponniyin Selvan, which was adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 book of the same name, tells the tale of the mighty Chola dynasty, particularly the life of the Chola ruler Arunmozhi Varman, also known as Ponniyin Selvan. The movie features Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Sobhita Dhulipala.