Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 or otherwise known as PS-1 has been running strong globally. Not only has the movie managed to feature amongst top 3 grossers of the Tamil releases but has fared well internationally also. In just 3 days, the movie has managed to make a reach at Rs 230 crores at the box office. Within days, the movie PS-1 broke records overseas at the box office. The current article shares some of the international records that the movie broke. PS-1 hit the theatres last Friday, September 30 in multiple languages.
In the first day the numbers itself reflected the movie’s success. The film is performing exceptionally well at the box office.
Mani Ratnam’s PS-1 broke records overseas, ranks top of Tamil movies released overseas
Director Mani Ratnam proved his prowess with the success of Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1. As movie grossed 230 Crores at the Box Office, the movie did exceptionally well in both Tamil and overseas. It had a great opening weekend in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
” Besides running number 1 in US with a collection of $ $4, it is running strong in the UAE, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Considering the movie is running strong, the movie shall make 500-550 crore in its lifetime. “This sum is based on the collection in Tamil Nadu. While Ponniyin Selvan is a hit in these two areas, it may not be the same case in other states.”Ramesh Bala, an Influencer opens on the expected Collection
How does PS-1 fair in competition with Rajnikanth’s 2.0 and Kabali?
Rajnikanth is one of the South’s most revered actors. He has given many hits including 2.0 and Kabali.
Mani Ratnam’s Magnum Opus seems to be nearing the record.
“Out of the Rs 230 crore that Ponniyin Selvan made, nearly Rs 110-120 crore came from the overseas market. Before Ponniyin Selvan, it was Rajinikanth’s 2.0 that performed like this. However, 2.0 earned more than Rs 700 crore and that’s also because the film did well in Telugu and Hindi. It is to be noted that Ponniyin Selvan’s lion’s share comes from the Tamil version. The Telugu and Hindi contribution for Ponniyin Selvan is low. So, it is safe to say that Ponniyin Selvan is a biggest hit in Tamil Nadu.”PS-1 Comparison with 2.0 and Kabali
PS-1 Cast and Crew
Mani’s period drama featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Trisha, Karthi and Jayam Ravi in lead roles. Also, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Lal and Vikram Prabhu were seen in supporting roles.
The film is a fiction and seems to depict the early times of the Chola Empire. Chola emperor Rajaraja I aka Arulmozhi Varman aka Ponniyin Selvan are shown. Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar (Parvateshwar in the Hindi version) lead the courtiers and his scheming wife Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) are planning a coup. They want to install the emperor’s cousin Madurantakan (Rahman) on the throne.
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