‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ Hindi box office collection day 2: Mani Ratnam’s period drama records a huge jump – Times of India


‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ Hindi is off to a flying start at the box office. While the original Tamil epic is minting huge money, the dubbed Hindi version has also recorded a huge jump in collection.

After earning around Rs 1.85 crore on the first day, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ Hindi recorded a growth of nearly 40 per cent and added Rs 2.50 crore to its total. At the end of two days, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ Hindi has made business of Rs 4.35 crore, which is considered decent for a dubbed Hindi movie, reports Boxofficeindia. At the domestic box office, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ minted around Rs 31.25 crore nett on day one and added another Rs 28.50 crore on Saturday. The pan-India collection of this film in all formats stands at Rs 59.75 crore nett. ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ has raked in most money from its home state of Tamil Nadu. Overseas too, this entertainer has recorded a huge opening.

Helmed by maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ is based on an epic by the same name. The film features an ensemble cast – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sobhita Dhulipala among others. The makers plan to release ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ sequel in 2023. Mani Ratnam has reunited with Aishwarya Rai for this venture. Speaking about working with the actress, the filmmaker had BT, “I think I’m very surprised at the way she’s able to learn Tamil and speak it. It’s quite amazing. She puts in all the hard work, learns the lines and then takes direction. I was very happy with what she did for Iruvar. It was her first film. She didn’t know the language. But she still managed to do two completely different characters. From then, she’s delivered in every film I’ve worked with her. Even in this, it’s a difficult role, completely different from what she’s done before, but she did it with a lot of enthusiasm and hard work.”

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