Ponniyin Selvan 1 Beats Brahmastra To Become 3rd Biggest Indian Film Of 2022, Soon To Hit Rs. 500 CR Mark


New Delhi: Seems like Southern film industry movies have a bigger fan base than Bollywood movies these days. At least that’s what the box office scenario suggests today. Four of India’s five biggest box office hits come from the South. With such popularity of Southern films, it seems that Hindi films are struggling to cater to their own traditional fanbase. Since the recent release of films like “Kantara” and Mani Ranam’s epic “Ponniyin Selvan: 1”, the trend suggests an even stronger tilt towards the South.

A low-budget Kannada film ‘Kantara’ managed to earn Rs. 100 crores worldwide within 17 days of its release. On the other hand, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’, Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus which has been in the works for some time has raked in Rs. 450 crores (gross) worldwide. It also allows the film to top Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra: Part 1’ collections. This “Ponniyin Selvan” 1″ managed to do so within three weeks of its release. In fact, many have said that despite Mani Ratnam’s attempts to steer clear of all the crowd-pleasing elements, “Ponniyin Selvan: 1” became like a blockbuster.

According to film critic and business analyst Manobala Vijayabalan, ‘PS:1’ broke the Rs. 400 crore mark worldwide within 12 days of its release. On the other hand, “Brahmastra” took more than 25 days to raise Rs. 425 crores on a budget of more than Rs. 400 crores. Considering that ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is still successfully running in theaters, it is obvious that it will also collect more than the old movie.

In Tamil Nadu alone, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’ broke box office records by collecting Rs. 200 crores. The film doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down and with the Diwali festival weekend approaching, it looks like the film will get even better.

It should also be noted that Mani Ratnam shot his film in two parts, which saved the producers a ton of money. And, from the collections of ‘PS 1’ so far, the producers might have recouped all of their investment.

Besides ‘PS:1’, Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vikram’ also earned Rs. 440 crores at the global box office. The other two big films from South India this year are “RRR” and “KGF: Chapter 2”.


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