Chiyaan Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – period drama Ponniyin Selvan: I (PS: I) broke the Rs 400 crore mark at the global box office and is expected to enter the Rs 500 crore club soon. With that, PS: I became the third Tamil film to achieve this feat after that of Rajinikanth 2.0 and Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi-starring VikramName.
Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted: “2.0 will remain the highest grossing Kollywood (Tamil, Telugu dub and Hindi dub) film at the WW box office. office..” Mani Ratnam director also became the highest grossing Tamil film in countries like USA, UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated second part of the Mani Ratnam-directed period drama is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2023, according to film critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh. Adarsh also said that the first and second parts of the film were shot simultaneously in an effort to control the budget allocated to the two films.
He further wrote, “’PS1’SATELLITE, DIGITAL WILL INCREASE FANDON. EXCITEMENT. ‘PS2’…Producers are currently evaluating the PS2 post-production schedule…Going forward, digital and satellite release of the PS1 will help increase fan base, which, in turn, will will create a solid foundation for the PS2.
Ponniyin Selvan: I Where PS: I is based on a Tamil novel of the same name by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The film focuses on the debut of Raja Raja Chola I, the famous Chola Emperor, and a planned coup by the Pandyas against the Chola. This movie features Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Sobhita Dhulipala and Prakash Raj in prominent roles.
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