The historic epic play ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ was adapted from the novel penned by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Mani Ratnam directed the movie, which was released in two parts. On April 28, 2023, the sequel to the film ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’ was released in theatres. The film allegedly grossed more than Rs 350 crore in 14 days at the box office. On May 12, the movie’s makers revealed on social media that ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’ is the top grossing film of 2023.
The makers made the formal announcement by sharing a poster that said, “Highest grossing Tamil film of the year.”
Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhitha Dhulipala, Jayaram, Sarathkumar, Parthiban, and Prabhu are among the cast members. AR Rahman composed the music for the film. ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’ is set to make its digital premiere on the OTT platform in the second week of June.
‘Ponniyin Selvan 1,’ the first part of the film, was released in theatres on September 30, 2022. The film was a box office success, grossing more than Rs 500 crore.