Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-1 grosses Rs 200 cr worldwide

Based on author Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, the much-anticipated Tamil historical drama released on Friday and received positive response from critics and audience.
Ponniyin Selvan-1 poster
Ponniyin Selvan-1 poster

CHENNAI: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan-1 has raked in a gross amount of Rs 200 crore worldwide in three days, the makers confirmed on Sunday. The film earned Rs 80 crore worldwide on its opening day.

Based on author Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, the much-anticipated Tamil historical drama released on Friday and received positive response from critics and audience.

The movie chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, a powerful king of the south who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.

Ponniyin Selvan-1 features an ensemble cast of Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Music maestro AR Rahman has provided the music with cinematography by Ravi Varman.

Backed by Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies and Allirajah Subaskaran's banner Lyca Productions, Ponniyin Selvan released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

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