Is Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 2 failing to find Telugu distributors despite grossing over 400 crores?
On April 28, 2023, Ponniyin Selvan 2, the follow-up to Mani Ratnam’s historical drama series, will be premiered in theatres. Although while the first movie was a huge smash in most places, there were certain places where it underwhelmed. Despite having a large star cast, the film’s box office earnings in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana fell short of expectations.
According to a recent source that adds to the tale, Telugu distributors are hard to find for the much awaited PS 2. The first movie’s original Tamil version performed admirably in Tamil Nadu but poorly in the Hindi-speaking and Telugu-speaking regions.
The first Ponniyin Selvan’s defeat in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana was disappointing, according to a report. It is surprising that Mani Ratnam’s sequel is having trouble finding Telugu distributors given that the original film earned over 400 crores at the global box office. The report also states that no Telegu distributors are prepared to purchase the Ponniyin Selvan 2 rights.
The article further states that Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 was not well accepted by the Telugu-speaking audience when it was broadcast on the Telugu channel Gemini TV. With a rating of 2.17*, the team’s television debut suffered a setback. The film’s creators are optimistic that Ponniyin Selvan 2 will transform the way people watch movies and create a lasting impression on viewers all around the world.
In addition, Trisha-starring Ponniyin Selvan 2’s debut song will soon be released, according to Lyca Productions. A BTS member teased that the song is about Kundhavai and the procedure used to transform the character while making the announcement on Twitter.