PS-1 vs Vikram Vedha: Advance booking analysis indicates South Indian movie beating Bollywood yet againWith South Indian movie vs Bollywood debate is going on here's settling PS-1 vs Vikram Vedha debate based on the advance booking analysis- Author : Ujjwal Samrat
As India is going into the festive mood, two big movies are arriving at the box office and fans are quite excited about them. Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan starrer movie Vikram Vedha will be releasing in theaters on September 30, while multi-starrer period drama Ponniyin Selvan-I directed by Mani Ratnam will hit the theaters on the same date. For the past few months, the South Indian movies vs Bollywood movies debate is going on social media. The box-office clash between Vikram Vedha and PS-1 now amps the debate among fans as both the movies are releasing on the same date. While Vikram Vedha will see Bollywood actors like Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Ponniyin Selvan-I will see actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, and Trisha Krishnan. Interestingly, both PS-1 and Vikram Vedha advance booking is going on and fans have been buying tickets to enjoy their preferred movies in this festive season.
However, when two films collide at the box office, it is obvious that a general comparison takes place. With South Indian movie vs Bollywood debate is going on here's settling PS-1 vs Vikram Vedha debate based on the advance booking analysis.
PS-1 vs Vikram Vedha advance booking sale
Talking about Vikram Vedha advance booking, Koimoi report suggests that Vikram Vedha has sold more than 70,000 tickets in advance. Despite stellar reviews and impeccable acting of Hrithik Roshan, Vikram Vedha's advance booking does not say it will do wonders at the box office. Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan play leads in the remake by Pushkar and Gayatri. State-wise report does not tell a good story about Vikram Vedha. Despite Hrithik Roshan's massive fan following in Mumbai, the advance booking are only '7-10% filling fast'. Similar kinds of numbers are coming from other states as well. In Delhi it is '10% filling fast', in Bengaluru it is '18% filling fast', in Hyderabad it is '15% filling fast', in Ahmedabad it is only '5% filling fast', in Pune-Kolkata it is at 5 to 10%. Vikram Vedha's best advance booking is going on in Chennai which is '35-40% filling fast'. As per film critics, Vikram Vedha might break Bhool Bhulaiya record, and the film earning might improve based on word of mouth or reviews which comes after the release of the film. It is pertinent to mention here that Vikram Vedha is expected to do wonders in the Hindi market.
Now, let's talk about Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan-I or PS-1. PS-1 has a stellar star cast of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, and Trisha Krishnan. It is a true story based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan which tells the story of the Chola Dynasty. Reportedly, the PS series have been made on a massive budget of Rs 500 crore. PS-1 has been clashing with Vikram Vedha at the box-office pan-India. Like Vikram Vedha, PS-1 advance booking is also going on, and guess what the period drama seems to be leading in the race.
As per reports, Ponniyin Selvan: I has generated an unprecedented demand for tickets, something that has happened for a Mani Ratnam movie after a very long time. At the box office, PS-1 has neared the 6 lakh mark in ticket sales through advance booking. However, unlike biggies like KGF Chapter and RRR, PS-1 failed in pumping up movie lovers across the country despite being an event film. Though it is releasing in five Indian languages, the business is majorly driven by the original Tamil version. Reportedly, in advance booking for day 1, Ponniyin Selvan 1 has already done a business of Rs 11.30 crores gross, out of which, the Tamil version has contributed the most so far.
Seeing Vikram Vedha vs PS-1 advance booking analysis, Mani Ratnam's movie can be seen leading the race, however Hrithik Roshan starrer can still do wonders at the box office depending on its reviews and word-of-mouth by the fans.