Ponniyin Selvan: 1 has scripted history at the domestic and international markets with record-breaking box office collections.
Ponniyin Selvan: 1 has turned out to be the highest earning Tamil film in Tamil Nadu, a period drama directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, and others. It has crossed over ₹460 crore gross globally, as per trade reports.
PS:1 is the story about the Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who would later become Chola Emperor Rajaraja I, as a young man (947–1014). Arulmozhivarman is played by Jayam Ravi in the movie, and other prominent characters include Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, and Aishwarya Rai.
On Monday, industry observer Ramesh Bala announced on Twitter that PS 1 had broken the 200 crore club in Tamil Nadu. “PS1 joins Tennessee’s elite 200 crs gross club. Ramesh tweeted, “First movie to accomplish so (sic)”.
According to trade expert Manobala Vijayabalan, the film touched the milestone in its 17th day, becoming the first Tamil film to do so in the history. Even at the global box office, Ponniyin Selvan is inching towards Rs 450 cr mark.
“#PonniyinSelvan zooms past ₹200 cr milestone at the TN BO today[17th Day]. First ever film in the history of Kollywood to achieve this gigantic feat,” Manobala Vijayabalan tweeted.
Sreedhar Pillai, a trade analyst, claims that Ponniyin Selvan has succeeded in attracting older citizens to movie theatres, ensuring the movie’s sustained performance despite being in its third week.
“PonniyanSelvan still going super strong in #TN in its 3rd weekend, after losing steam in other states. #PS1 is extraordinary due to huge surge of senior citizens (most visiting theatres after years) & family audiences. Becomes highest collecting Tamil film of all times in #TN,” he tweeted.
Ponniyin Selvan: 1 is based on the historical fiction series of books by Kalki Krishnamoorthy. It’s a fictitious account of the ascent of Arulmozhi Varman aka Raja Raja Cholan as the king of one of the greatest empires in India. The sequel of the film is expected to release in the summer of 2023.