One of the most awaited movies of the year Ponniyin Selvan remains in the news as it movie starts various big faces of the entertainment Industry. The movie has hit the screen today in Tamil, along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam, and is receiving very good reviews.
PS 1 finally opened in theatres on Friday to a thunderous welcome. As per trade sources, the film has made around ₹40 crore nett across India on its opening day. Early estimates suggest the film made around ₹20 crore nett in Tamil Nadu, while the Hindi version netted around ₹2 crore. It has made an additional ₹16-18 crore in the rest of the country from its Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada versions, for a total pan-India first day nett collection of ₹40 crore.
As per the reports, It has earned 70 crore. The final number would only be clear by Saturday afternoon though. In any case, the number would be greater than Kamal Haasan's Vikram ( 54 crore) and Ajith's Valimai ( 50 crore), making PS1 the best-opening Tamil film this year. Trade experts are predicting the film to cross ₹200 crore globally in its opening weekend itself.
'Ponniyin Selvan: I' is the first part of a two-part franchise that has been shot on a massive budget of 500 crore rupees. Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s popular novel on the life of Raja Raja Chozhan, Ponniyin Selvan: Part One has a screenplay written by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel. PS1 will be the first of a two-part film series. It stars South Star Vikram as Aditya Karikalan, Karthi as Vanthiyathevan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini, Trisha as Kundhavai, and Jayam Ravi as Arulmozhi Varman. The magnum opus also features Ashwin Kakumanu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Parthiban, Rahman, Lal, Jayachitra, Riyaz Khan among others in pivotal roles.