'Ponniyin Selvan 1', directed by Mani Ratnam, was released in five languages, including Tamil. It has been nearly a month since the film's debut, and it still plays on many screens around the country. Despite fresh releases, 'Ponniyin Selvan 1' reached Rs 500 crores globally on its 32nd day, making it the second Tamil film in history to do so after Rajinikanth and Shankar's '2.O'.
'Ponniyin Selvan 1' has grossed over Rs 230 crores, making it the highest-grossing film in the state, with an anticipated domestic collection of around Rs 335 crores. The film's phenomenal success in foreign markets helped it earn close to Rs 170 crores, grossing more than Rs 500 crores globally.
'Ponniyin Selvan' was created in two sections, with the first recovering the film's budget and transforming it into a hugely lucrative picture. The second installment of 'Ponniyin Selvan' is slated to enter theatres in the early half of 2023, and it will be a bigger release than the first since fan expectations are high.
'Ponniyin Selvan' tells the Cholas' historical tale, and the success of Chola ruler Arunmozhi Varman called Ponniyin Selvan. The film's plot is based on a five-chapter novel by Kalki Krishnamoorthy.