Mani Ratnam’s historical epic drama, Ponniyin Selvan 2, which released on April 29, 2022, has been performing well at the box office. According to reports, the movie has managed to earn over ₹280 crore so far, making it one of the highest-grossing Tamil movies of all time. However, despite its impressive performance, it may not be able to surpass the lifetime gross of the first film, which was released in 2021.
Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of the Tamil literary classic of the same name, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The first part of the movie, which was released on May 14, 2021, was received positively by both critics and audiences. It managed to earn over ₹400 crore worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing Tamil movies of all time.
The second part of the movie was highly anticipated by fans, and it managed to live up to their expectations. It features an ensemble cast including Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, and others, in pivotal roles. The movie follows the story of Arulmozhi Varman, who later becomes the great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola I, and his journey to reclaim his throne from his enemies.
Despite the second part’s success, it may not be able to surpass the lifetime gross of the first part. The reason for this could be several factors, including the pandemic situation, which has affected the movie’s release in some regions, and the release of other big-ticket movies in Tamil and other languages. The first part had a clear run at the box office without any major competition, whereas the second part had to compete with several other movies, including the much-awaited Rajinikanth starrer, Annaatthe.
Nevertheless, the fact that the second part of Ponniyin Selvan has managed to earn over ₹280 crore in just a few weeks since its release is a testament to the movie’s popularity and Mani Ratnam’s filmmaking prowess. The movie has also been praised for its grandeur and visual spectacle, with several critics noting that it is a fitting adaptation of the literary classic.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 may not be able to surpass the lifetime gross of the first film, it is still a highly successful movie that has managed to win the hearts of audiences and critics alike. The movie’s success is a testament to the fact that there is still a strong appetite for historical dramas among Indian moviegoers.