Ponniyin Selvan 2 is an adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel of the same name.
The first part of the film, which was released in September last year, saw similar numbers on its second day of release.
Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan 2, is enjoying a phenomenal run at the global box office. In just two days, the film surpassed Rs 100 crore across the globe. Besides the domestic box office, the film is also doing wonders at the international box office. The sequel earned Rs 38 crore on its opening day. The first part of the film, which was released in September last year, recorded similar numbers.
According to a report on Sacnilk, the film has grossed Rs 34.35 crore so far in Tamil Nadu. It earned Rs 7.80 crore in Karnataka and Rs 5.85 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well as Rs 5.10 crore in Kerala while the rest of the states collection stood at 6 Rs. 40 crore. Overseas income is estimated at around Rs 51 crore.
The film has 63.25% Tamil occupancy in theaters and nearly 20% Hindi occupancy on Sundays, which is reflected in its impressive total gross. While the film is commercially successful, the film has also gained a lot of love from audiences and critics.
Getting a 3.5 star is what News18 had to say: “The two-part series could have been explored as some kind of great web series, something similar to Game of Thrones, or even as a series of three-part films, allowing the characters to fully flesh out and letting people choose their favorites. All in all, when Ponniyin Selvan was announced, it seemed like a great entry point for those who were unaware of the five-part novel. However, the two-part series ends as one grand cinematic experiment that failed to tell a story.
The two-part film Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel of the same name. Mani Ratnam had wanted to make a film about the popular book for years and finally got the chance to release it last year. It has a stellar star cast including Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Lekshmi and others in key roles.
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