The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Kalki Krishnamurthy, and managed to garner a whopping Rs 25.86 crore in Tamil Nadu, surpassing SS Rajamouli in the process. RRR and Kamal Haasan VikramName. Film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan writes: “#PonniyinSelvan part 1 got off to a FANTASTIC start at the box office. The film earned ₹25.86 cr on day 1 in the state. 3rd BIGGEST opening of the year. The two films ahead of PS1 are Valimai (Rs 36.17 cr) and Beast (Rs 26.40 cr).
Meanwhile, Ponniyin Selvan 1 recorded massive advance booking sales and as a result managed to be one of the biggest openers in Tamil cinema.
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The Mani Ratnam movie stars Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles.
Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions presents PS-1. Jointly produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, directed by Mani Ratnam and music composed by AR Rahman. PS-1 is now in cinemas in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.