Indian cinema-goers have been captivated by bloody battles, elephant chases, palace intrigue and lost love as Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 takes the country by storm. Photo: Madras Talkies
Indian cinema-goers have been captivated by bloody battles, elephant chases, palace intrigue and lost love as Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 takes the country by storm. Photo: Madras Talkies
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From India to Malaysia and Singapore, Mani Ratnam’s Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 sizzles at box office

  • Ponniyin Selvan 1, based on a 1950s novel series with a cult following, has become the second-highest grossing Tamil film globally of all time
  • Director Mani Ratnam, who has directed cult classics like Nayakan, Iruvar and Mouna Ragam, has eyed the project since 1980s and says creating it was a ‘dream come true’

Indian cinema-goers have been captivated by bloody battles, elephant chases, palace intrigue and lost love as Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 takes the country by storm. Photo: Madras Talkies
Indian cinema-goers have been captivated by bloody battles, elephant chases, palace intrigue and lost love as Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 takes the country by storm. Photo: Madras Talkies
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