Directed by Mani Ratnam ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’ was released in multiple languages on April 28th, and the film received an excellent response from the critics and audience as well. After taking off to a tremendous at the box office, ‘PS 2’ saw a considerable drop in the collections on the weekdays. Thereafter, the film performed well on the second weekend. However, the film failed to show the consistency at the box office and displayed a disappointing performance at the box office.
The film had a very ordinary 3rd weekend at the box office. Now, the film will most likely end up with below 350 Crores in its full run. The film has collected around 325 Crores Gross Worldwide in 17 days. 200 Crores Gross has come from India and 125 Crores from overseas. Ponniyin Selvan first part had collected around 500 Crores Gross and the second part’s closing collections will be just 70% of it, which is a very disappointing thing.
The story of Ponniyin Selvan 2 explores the past love story between Aditha Karikalan and Nandini, how they were separated and what made Nandini to seek vengeance on Chola Kingdom. The narrative also follows Arunmozhi Varman’s rise as the renowned emperor Rajaraja Chola and what incidents follow up until his rise.
The film comprises a huge star cast that includes Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (in double role), Trisha, and Jayam Ravi. Ashwin Kakumanu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Parthiban, Lal, Rahman, Kishore and Mohan Raman are also part of the cast.
The movie is Produced by Madras Talkies in association with Lyca Productions. The music of the film is scored by AR Rahman, and the cinematography has been handled by Ravi Varman, editing by Sreekar Prasad, production design by Thotta Tharani, dialogues by Jeyamohan, costumes by Eka Lakhani, make-up by Vikram Gaikwad, and choreography by Brinda.