The sequel of Mani Ratnam’s epic-drama Ponniyin Selvan premiered in theatres on Friday and garnered a positive reception from audiences, as seen by the film’s opening day figures. The film grossed Rs 32 crore in its first day in India.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 made Rs 32 crore on Friday, according to industry tracker Sacnilk, with 59.94% Tamil occupancy, 10.20% Hindi occupancy, and 33.23% Malayalam occupancy. “Good opening day for #PonniyinSelvan2 at the TN BO,” said film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan. The film has the SECOND best opening of the year in the state, beating out #Varisu, while #Thunivu remains first in 2023.” Thalapathy Vijay’s Varisu grossed Rs 26.5 crore on its first day of release in India.
Excellent trend in Tamil Nadu and neighboring states, #PonniyanSelvan2 collected approx ₹32 Crore on Day 1 #BoxOffice India 👏✨️
With good word of mouth, the collection will increase in the weekend #PS2 #PonniyinSelvan2 #PSII #AishwaryaRai #Trisha #Vikram pic.twitter.com/Els7hlTR0Q
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) April 29, 2023
The film’s advance booking was estimated to be approximately 10 crores. However, due to positive word of mouth, many people have flocked to the theatres to see Mani Ratnam’s directorial debut.
Ponniyin Selvan 2
PS 2 is Aishwarya and Vikram’s second collaboration, following the critically acclaimed 2010 film. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Chiyaan Vikram, Trisha, and Jayam Ravi star in the pivotal roles. Supporting actors include Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Ashwin Kakumanu, Mohan Raman, Sarathkumar, and Parthiban. The technical team includes composer AR Rahman, editor Sreekar Prasad, and cinematographer Ravi Varman.
Ponniyin Selvan’s second part is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel of the same name. It will begin where the original film left off, with Ponniyin Selvan facing death as Aishwarya Rai’s Oomai Rani rushes into the sea to save him.
In an interview, Vikram stated that subtitles had helped regional films’ widespread appeal and commercial success. “Emotions are always the same, so a film that stinks of nativity and has something to do with one part of India will still work. Following the pandemic, people are more willing to watch subtitled films. “For example, unlike in the past, they are now watching Korean, German, and French films in addition to ours,” Vikram explained.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 manages to maintain the interest of viewers who already have an interest in the characters and setting. Moreover, the engaging narrative makes it simple to follow the proceedings.