Indian legendary director Mani Ratnam decided to come up with his interpretative movie version of Historical Fiction novel, Ponniyin Selvan as Ponniyin Selvan-1 and Ponniyin Selvan-2. First part released on 30th September, 2022 and Ponniyin Selvan-1 completed first week run worldwide with massive Box Office collections. Trade experts from Tamil Cinema and Indian Cinema are shocked to see such huge reception for Ponniyin Selvan-1 or PS-1 across the globe from Tamil diaspora.
Ponniyin Selvan-1 managed to collect never before huge numbers from Overseas markets like USA, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, UK, France and Malaysia for a Tamil Film in its first week. Ponniyin Selvan-1 has already crossed 2022’s gigantic hit, Vikram collections in Australia with 1.4 Million Aus Dollars and gone past 1 Million Pounds in UK for the first time for any Tamil Film. Also in North Amercia, it collected 4.7 Million US Dollars in the first week, a first for any Tamil film. UAE and France admits have been record shattering and at Malaysia, Ponniyin Selvan-1 created massive first week record by collecting more than 12.3 Million.
Ponniyin Selvan-1 managed to cross 100 Crores gross in Tamil Nadu alone, in one week and this has never happened before. Movie collections from Worldwide are said to be more than Rs.330 crores gross in 7 days. Telugu version did not attain break-even yet but reports suggest it collected upto Rs.18 crores gross.
Ponniyin Selvan-1 or PS-1 in Kerala achieved break-even status and it is behind Vikram. Karnataka collections are highest for any Tamil film as per the reports and it did touch 20 crores gross in the state. Famous Bollywood BO tracker Taran Adarsh tweeted the Box Office Collections of Hindi Ponniyin Selvan-1 orPS-1:
“#PS1 #Hindi version has fared well in Week 1… Excellent trending on weekdays… Should stay strong in Weekend 2… Fri 1.85 cr, Sat 2.50 cr, Sun 3.25 cr, Mon 1.40 cr, Tue 1.60 cr, Wed 2.55 cr [#Dussehra], Thu 1.10 cr. Total: ₹ 14.25 cr. #India biz. Nett BOC.”
Even Lyca Productions have confirmed officially that movie collected over Rs.100 crores gross in Tamil Nadu alone and crossed 300 crores gross, worldwide. Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi acted in the lead roles in this Magnum Opus Ponniyin Selvan-1. Fans of the movie are waiting for the second part.