Director Mani Ratnam’s highly anticipated film “Ponniyin Selvan II” has been breaking box office records since its release on April 28th. The period action epic has now earned over Rs 300 crore at the worldwide box office, according to a tweet from Ratnam’s production banner, Madras Talkies.
The film, which is the second part of a series, is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s popular 1955 Tamil novels of the same name. It chronicles the story of Arulmozhivarman, played by Jayam Ravi, who goes on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
The ensemble cast of “Ponniyin Selvan II” includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Prakash Raj. The film was released in Tamil, along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam.
The first part of the series, co-produced by Madras Talkies and A Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions, was released last September and was also a huge commercial success. The franchise has been a passion project for Ratnam, who has been working on it for several years.
The success of “Ponniyin Selvan II” is a testament to Ratnam’s vision and his ability to bring together an outstanding cast and crew. The film’s lavish production design, stunning cinematography, and powerful performances have all contributed to its box office success.
The film’s success is also a welcome relief for the Indian film industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Theatres have been closed for months, and several big-budget films have been postponed or released on streaming platforms.
“Ponniyin Selvan II” has not only brought audiences back to theatres but has also given hope to filmmakers and producers who have been struggling to keep the industry afloat. The film’s success is a reminder that there is still a huge appetite for big-screen spectacles, and that when done right, they can be incredibly profitable.
In conclusion, “Ponniyin Selvan II” is a triumph for director Mani Ratnam, the cast and crew, and the Indian film industry as a whole. It is a reminder of the power of cinema to transport audiences to another world and to bring people together, even in the most challenging of times.