In what can only be described as a massive success, Ponniyin Selvan: I has shattered box office records on its opening day, grossing over Rs 80 crore worldwide. Directed by the legendary Mani Ratnam, the film is a cinematic adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s iconic novel, Ponniyin Selvan.
The film was originally planned as a single venture with a whopping budget of Rs 500 crore. However, it was later decided to split the film into two parts, which were to be shot back-to-back. Despite this, the massive budget has not deterred the film’s makers from delivering a cinematic masterpiece that has captured the imagination of audiences across the world.
With the massive success of Ponniyin Selvan: I, expectations are sky-high for the release of Ponniyin Selvan: II. Industry experts predict that the second part will gross more than Rs 100 crore on its opening day, further cementing the film’s status as one of the greatest box office successes of all time.
Produced by Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah under Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, Ponniyin Selvan: I and Ponniyin Selvan: II boast an ensemble cast of some of the finest actors in the Tamil film industry. The films are a must-watch for anyone who loves epic historical action adventure films and are sure to leave audiences spellbound.