Ponniyin Selvan 2 Box Office: Mani Ratnan's epic conclusion to the rise of the Chola's remains on top

    Ponniyin Selvan boasts an impressive box collection at the end of week 1.



    Ponniyin Selvan had grossed an impressive 265 crores at the end of its first week at the box office. The domestic collection of the movie is 133 and 132 from international markets.

    The movie received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike when it hit theaters last week.

    The movies are based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan, Which focuses on the Chola dynasty specifically Rajaraja Chola and his rise to power.

    The OTT rights of Part 2 were sold for a whopping 125 crores to streaming giant Amazon Prime Video and the movie is expected to stream on the platform this July.

    Ponniyin Selvan 1 was a huge critical and commercial success becoming the highest-grossing Tamil movie of 2022 and the fifth highest-grossing Tamil movie of all time with a total box office collection of 500 crores.

    Official movie production started on December 11, 2019, in Thailand with a budget of 500 crores, and both Part 1 and Part 2 were shot back to back. Production wrapped on March 2022.

    The franchise was long thought to be unadaptable for the big screen with countless stars and producers trying and failing over the years including MGR and Kamal Hassan.

    Veteran director Mani Ratnam has been trying for years to get the movie made and finally got the project in motion in 2019.

    Ponniyin Selvan 2 clocks in at two hours and thirty-seven minutes, and whole ten minutes shorter than Part 1.

    The music for the movie is composed by A.R. Rahman and the first single titled Aga Nga has crossed over 18 million views on Youtube in less than two weeks.

    Ponniyin Selven boasts of an ensemble main cast that includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Prabhu.