The film stars Vikram, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi and Karthi in the lead
A poster of Ponniyin Selvan
Last Updated: 02.06 PM, Oct 04, 2022
Director Mani Ratnam's dream project Ponniyin Selvan is raking in the moolah at the box office. The latest we hear is that film's collection has surpassed Rs 250 crore in a span of four days. Ponniyin Selvan is setting in the cash registers even at the international box office and we hear that the film was even released in the African country of Angola.
In the US, it has emerged as one of the best performing Tamil movies of all time with $4.13 million in earnings in the first four days. Ponniyin Selvan is also one of the highest grossers in the UK with the collection. With this, Ponniyin Selvan has become one among the ten films to have joined the Rs 250 crore club. It is said that if the film continues its massive run at the box office, it will soon surpass Superstar Rajinikanth's 2PointO and might emerge as the biggest grosser in Tamil cinema.
Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of the celebrated novel of the same name penned by writer Kalki. The plot revolves around the Chola dynasty and the early days of the Chola king Arulmozhi Varman and the battle for the Chola throne. The film has an ensemble cast including Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Ponniyin Selvan released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.
In the meantime, a number of celebrities have been appreciating the film. Sivakarthikeyan wrote, "#PonniyinSelvan1 Massive respect to The Great Kalki. Kudos to #ManiRatnam sir,all the technicians & actors for giving a scintillating experience. The scene where #Nandhini imagines herself on the throne was magical..spellbound in @arrahman sir’s music (sic)."
The film has an ensemble cast including Sarathkumar, Parthiban, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shobita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin Kakumanu, Lal, Rahman to name a few. Music is by AR Rahman, cinematography is by Ravi Varman, editing by Sreekar Prasad and art direction by Thota Tharani. The film has been jointly bankrolled by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.