'Ponniyin Selvan -1' first-day collection: Mani Ratnam's epic has biggest-ever global opening for Tamil film
Mani Ratnam’s historical epic ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’ hit the big screens yesterday and has received a tremendous response from moviegoers and critics. The movie minted a whopping Rs 80 crore worldwide on its opening day - the biggest ever for a Tamil film.
Sharing the good news, film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “PS1' PACKS A MASSIVE NUMBER ON DAY 1... #ManiRatnam's much-awaited biggie #PS1 grosses a whopping amount *worldwide* on Day 1... OFFICIAL POSTER... All languages.”
'PS1' PACKS A MASSIVE NUMBER ON DAY 1... #ManiRatnam's much-awaited biggie #PS1 grosses a whopping amount *worldwide* on Day 1... OFFICIAL POSTER... All languages.#LycaProductions #MadrasTalkies #AshishSingh #JayantilalGada #PENStudios pic.twitter.com/1439RMwSQB— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 1, 2022
Helmed by Mani Ratnam, the film stars south actors Vikram, Trisha Krishnan Karthik Sivakumar, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles.
'Ponniyin Selvan-Part 1' is a cinematic adaptation of author Kalki Krishnamurthy's Tamil novel of the same name which was released in the form of a series during the 1950s. It marks the third collaboration of Aishwarya with south actor Vikram after their critically acclaimed film 'Raavan' in 2010.
In the film, Aishwarya could be seen in dual roles. Queen Nandini, the princess of Pazhuvoor, who is on a mission to seek vengeance, and Mandakini Devi in the historical drama.Previously, Aishwarya and Vikram collaborated in Mani Ratnam's film 'Raavan' in 2010. The big-budgeted film is released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam worldwide.