The response to Mani Ratnam’s long-awaited film Ponniyin Selvan has been overwhelmingly positive. Despite the audience’s divided initial reviews, the movie achieved a record-breaking first day at the box office.
The movie managed to surpass the 200 crore milestone as of Sunday thanks to this pattern, which persisted throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Ponniyin Selvan is anticipated to earn 300 crores at this rate in the first week alone. The festival’s holiday advantage will also be a major factor in the film’s enormous success.
Ponniyin Selvan I details the early years of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who ultimately rose to power as Chola ruler Rajaraja I. (947–1014). The movie’s sequel will be released the following year.
According to preliminary data, Ponniyin Selvan 1 is earning 28–30 crores (in all languages) on day 2. The movie was anticipated to have a dramatic decrease given the film’s extremely poor reviews after a large day 1 of 37 crores*.
With practically all of the major players in the South, we have witnessed similar circumstances. A foothold could be seen, though, and that is very encouraging. The box office total in India is currently between 65 and 67 crores* (all languages combined), and tomorrow it will surpass 100 crores.
The movie had the highest opening weekend ever for a Tamil movie in the US, grossing over $4 million. It is heading into its second innings after a successful first weekend. The movie’s weekday box office performance will determine if it is a success or a failure.
This is also Mani Ratnam’s first film to gross over 200 crores, which is a well-deserved accomplishment for one of our best filmmakers. If the current pattern continues, the film will quickly become a commercial success in Tamil markets.
S. Ponniyin I commemorated Aishwarya Rai’s ten-year absence from Tamil movies. Nandini and her mute mother Mandakini Devi are two characters that Aishwarya plays. At the time of its debut, Aishwarya’s performance greatly impressed both viewers and critics.
Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Karthi, Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, and Jayaram are among the stars of Ponniyin Selvan. The movie’s music is directed by AR Rahman, and the director of photography is Ravi Varman. The project was developed by Lyca Productions.
If it keeps up at this rate, the movie is likely to become a blockbuster and move into the profit range. Ponniyin Selvan is anticipated to break numerous box office records.