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Ponniyin Selvan 2 box office: Mani Ratnam's magnum opus makes impressive debut, can it earn Rs 1000 crore?

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan 2 has made an impressive debut at the global box office. 

Ponniyin Selvan 2 box office: Mani Ratnam's magnum opus makes impressive debut, can it earn Rs 1000 crore?
The cast and crew of Ponniyin Selvan 2 at an event in Chennai. (Photo: Twitter/Lyca Productions)
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Last Updated: 01.06 PM, Apr 28, 2023

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Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's most ambitious filmmaking attempt yet Ponniyin Selvan 2 was released in cinemas on Friday. And judging from the initial reactions, the movie has found wide acceptance both at the domestic and overseas box office. According to the reports, the movie has taken a very impressive opening at the box office and is powered by strong word-of-mouth and glowing reviews, PS 2 is likely to post big collection numbers on its opening day. 

As per the conventional prediction by the trade pundits, Mani Ratnam's magnum opus might gross over Rs 30 crore from its ticket sales in India alone. The movie has also opened big overseas. Lyca Productions said that the movie earned $500 thousand from its premieres in the US. 


It has been Mani Ratnam's lifelong dream to adapt the beloved Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan for the big screen. And it finally came to pass last year with the release of Ponniyin Selvan 1. The movie threw a big surprise by raking in close to Rs 500 crore in global ticket sales. The movie created a new record by becoming the first Tamil movie to earn ts 200 crores in Tamil Nadu alone. The producers in the Tamil film industry are confident that PS will become the first Tamil film to earn Rs 1000 crore at the global box office. 

The success of this film franchise is a deserving reward for Ratnam, who had been trying to make this film since the 1980s but it never materialized due to shortcomings in filmmaking technology and the Indian movie market not being ready. However, following the massive success of SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 1 and 2 , Ratnam gained the confidence to split the novel into a two-part movie to capture its sheer narrative vastness.

For this dream project, Ratnam has managed to assemble a star-studded cast, including Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, R. Parthiban, Rahman, Lal, and Vikram Prabhu. And to top it off, Oscar-winner AR Rahman scored the music for both parts.