Official: Ponniyin Selvan-1 crosses Rs 300 crores mark worldwide
The makers of ‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ have officially announced that the film has gone past the Rs 300 crore mark from its first week worldwide gross. It is a huge achievement, and as per trade reports, the Mani Ratnam directorial is certain to become one of the highest grossing Tamil films of all time. Criticis and commoners alike have taken a liking to the period epic. Besides youngsters, who are usually the majority of the movie-going audience, ‘PS 1’ is attracting a lot of families and older audience who are all intrigued to watch the already familiar novel on big screen.
‘Ponniyin Selvan’, based on Kalki’s novel of the same name, tells the story of early days of Arulmozhi Varman, who later became the Chola emperor, Raja Raja Chola I. Jayam Ravi plays the titular role. Others in the cast include Vikram, Trisha, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Parthiban, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Jayachitra, Rahman, Vikram Prabhu, Lal, Sarath Kumar, Jayachitra, and Ashwin Kakumanu.
‘PS-1’ has been Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. It is produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies.