(This article is authored by Alar)
As postulated, maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is primarily receiving a massive reception even ahead of the movie's release as the pre-booking of tickets has been creating records. The unprecedented traffic to book tickets displays the euphoria among the people to watch the iconic project, which will be getting released on September 30.
According to analysts, Ponniyin Selvan has broken the record of Vijay's Beast in the gross of the ticket booking in the US as soon after the booking was opened on Sunday, the sale of tickets was at a swift pace as the fanfare about the movie started to emerge. By Sunday afternoon, many pre-booking tickets had almost sold out, and according to sources, the film had already crossed a huge advance booking mark.
The trend of huge pre-booking soared on Monday as there were over thousands of bookings for the Tamil version alone and the trade analysts anticipated that the bookings will explode during the next two days to watch the movie on the first day of its release. According to Karnataka talkies, the gross for PS 1 bookings in Karnataka was 28 lakhs for Day 1 alone.
Karnataka Talkies took to Twitter and wrote, "The film has surpassed 15.5K+ Ticket bookings from 90 shows in Bangalore city for Day 1 alone. And overall 22K tickets are pre-booked in Karnataka till the weekend. Day 1 pre-book gross - Rs 28 L." Manirathnam's dream project is ultimately broadening its pride as bookings are high abroad, just like they are in the native land.
An industry tracker said, "#PS1 premiere gross in the USA has crossed Beast. Racing towards Vikram next." The historical drama Ponniyin Selvan is based on the 1955 book of the same name by Kalki Krishnamoorthy. Subaskaran's Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies have produced the movie, which comes in two parts.
While the first part will hit the screens on September 30, the second part is scheduled to come out in the summer of 2023. Ponniyin Selvan has been made on a budget of Rs 500 crore. The movie stars Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, and several prominent thespians and A R Rahman composed the music while Ravi Varman handled the cinematography. A. Sreekar Prasad handled the editing, and Thota Tharani did the production design. The movie chronicles the early life of Arulmozhivarman, who later rose to become Rajaraja Chola I, the great Chola emperor.
#PS1 🗡️ Bookings Update -— Karnataka Talkies (@KA_Talkies) September 27, 2022
The film has surpassed 15.5K+ Ticket bookings from 90 Shows in Bangalore city for Day 1 alone. And Overall of 22K tickets pre-booked in Karnataka till the weekend 👌💥
Day 1 Pre-book gross - ₹28 L#PonniyinSelvan @rameshlaus @chiyaan
#PS1 Premiere gross in USA 🇺🇸 has crossed #Beast— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 27, 2022
Racing towards #Vikram next..