CHENNAI: Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-1, which is based on the same-titled literary masterpiece by famed author Kalki, has grossed a whopping Rs 300 crore worldwide in it's first week of its release.
"Success beyond boundaries! Thank you for this tremendous response " the Madras Productions captioned the post, while making the announcement.
Featuring a star-studded cast of Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Tamil historical drama hit the theatres globally on September 30.
Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 historical fiction novel, "Ponniyin Selvan-I" chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman (played by Jayam Ravi), a powerful king of the south who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
Also backed by Allirajah Subaskaran's banner Lyca Productions, "Ponniyin Selvan-I" released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.