Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan is the talk of the town for all the good reasons and the film has opened big at the box office. The film collected 80 crores on its opening day and has already crossed the 100 crore club and is now successfully marching towards 200 and 300. The film has opened to positive reviews from critics and general audience and the film's outstanding performance at the box office is expected to continue at least for the next two weeks. That being said, Karthi has now shared his heartfelt statement on the success of Ponniyin Selvan, thanking everyone for celebrating the film and his character, Vanthiya Thevan.
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Karthi's official statement read, "Words cannot express the immense gratitude I feel for this experience and magnificent journey as Vanthiyathevan. First and foremost a big salute and all respects to Amarar Kalki for creating this magical epic Ponniyin Selvan for all of us. A million thanks to our Mani sir for pursuing it all these years and crafting this unforgettable masterpiece. To Ravi Varman sir for being the driving force on sets and giving us never seen before stunning visuals. To our treasure AR Rahman sir for making us ecstatic with his music. Finally, dear fans, friends and cinema lovers who have showered us with such love and pride".
It's so overwhelming to receive all your love. Karthi also expressed his gratitude and thanks to other technicians of the film - editor Sreekar Prasad, art director Thotta Tharani, writer Jeyamohan, costumer Eka Lakhani, make up artist Vikram Gaikwad, sound designers, executive producer Siva Ananth, producer Subaskaran, and his co-stars. Ponniyin Selvan features Chiyaan Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles and has music composed by A.R.Rahman. The second part of Ponniyin Selvan is slated for release in theatres in summer 2023.