Clash of Titans? Not! Ponniyin Selvan vs Vikram Vedha 

Chiyaan Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer ‘Ponniyin Selvan I’ gets biggest-ever global opening for a Tamil film, raking in Rs 80 Crore on Day 1

It is set to compete against Telugu blockbuster films such as ‘RRR’ and…

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...‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ with a worldwide net collection of Rs 1111.7 Crore and Rs 1788.06 Crore respectively

The first part of Mani Ratnam-directorial has been made on a budget of Rs 500 Crore…

…and has left Bollywood's latest outing ‘Vikram Vedha’ far behind

‘Vikram Vedha’ has earned just Rs 63.60 Cr in India till its third day while its budget is Rs 175 Crore

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Both the newly-released films have a strong cast. ‘Ponniyin Selvan I’ stars Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sobhita Dhulipala and Jayaram 

A Tamil film remake, Vikram Vedha features Hritik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Rohit Saraf

Southern films like ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF 2’ are proving to bring some respite to the box-office

Flop-stricken Bollywood is marked by only a few hits this year such as ‘Brahmāstra: Part One - Shiva’ (Rs 420 Crore)...

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…and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya 2’ (Rs 265.5 Crore)

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But how big of a hit will ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, a periodic drama based on the early days of Raja Raja Chola I, prove to be?

Will it beat Baahubali 2?

As per trade expert Ramesh Bala, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ could end up making Rs 500-550 Crore globally in its lifetime but won’t be able to beat ‘Baahubali 2’

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