PS-I in Cinemas: Housefull shows for Ponniyin Selvan 1 on Day 1

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Hyderabad: Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 is out in theatres. Starring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar and Vikram Prabhu in significant roles, PS 1 has been in the making since 2019 and in a recent interview, Jayam Ravi revealed that both the parts of the film were shot in 150 days.

Ponniyin Selvan is based on the novel of the same name by Kalki Krishnamurthy, which was first published in 1955.

Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 has already amassed over $500k in the US market. Sarigama Cinemas, which has released the film in USA, shared on Twitter, “A Massive start for the Magnum Opus #PS1 in USA ud83dudd25 Premieres gross $548K from 282 locationsud83dudd25.”

Vamsi Kaka shared on Twitter, “#PS1 #PonniyinSelvan Telugu AMB Cinemas all shows advance Housefull Day 1.”

The trade experts expects that PS:1’s opening day collection will be around Rs 25 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. The film’s global box office is expected to be around Rs 70 crore. If the predictions come true, the first-three day worldwide collection of this film will be upwards of Rs 150 crore. Rakesh Gowthaman, who manages Chennai’s popular twin-screen Vettri Theatres said, “People who have read the book, who have not gone to a theatre in a long time, would want to watch this film on the big screen. I know a 75-year-old person and the last film he watched in the theatre was Baahubali 2; now, he wants to come to cinemas to watch this film. The crowd we are going to see is going to have a lot of family audience and senior citizens. This is not the crowd we saw for Vikram or KGF 2. If the movie is a good watch, it might break the record of Vikram in Tamil Nadu.”

 

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