Chola History Tamil Hon. That’s why Mani Ratnam is making ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ movie. Now that the movie has hit the theaters, people are going crazy. The movie is being praised. Tamil critics are also praising the movie ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’. Many people have been trying to make this film for 70 years.
However, the movie is getting negative reviews in other states except Tamil Nadu. Especially in Telugu states, the audience is raving about ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’. This movie is being compared to ‘Baahubali’. It is said that PS-1 went with very slow narration… Action and adventure were not at the expected level. Telugu critics also say the same thing. Some of the Telugu audience expressed their views on Twitter and compared it with ‘Baahubali’. Tamil audience is not able to digest this. They are warning that ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is the honor of Tamils.
Tamil critics, instead of saying ‘Baahubali’ directly, are comparing ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ to movies based on fictional stories. Rajasekhar, a Tamil film critic, made a tweet telling the difference between a period film and a fantasy film. Rajasekhar, who mentioned in a tweet that the period film will have topics like how ordinary people who lived in the past fight, how they breathe, how they think, how they run, how they walk.. In a fantasy film, we can do whatever we want. In the fantasy film, characters can fly, carry 1000 kg weight and wear attractive clothes. Such characters have no authenticity.
However, some Telugu audience reacted to Rajasekhar’s tweet. The counter said that it is not a question of ordinary or super, but the extent to which the movie has hooked the audience is important. It is mentioned that the audience should not be blamed if it cannot be taken.
On the other hand, Tamil actor Prashanth Rangaswamy tweeted directly targeting the Telugu audience. They tweeted that they do not have any problem even if Telugu movies are huge successes in Tamil Nadu.. But if a Tamil movie is trampled for Telugu audience then they will definitely show appropriate wisdom. A Telugu viewer countered this too. “Would you mind?” If the content is good then no review or negativity can stop the success. Many movies like Pushpa and Vikram have proved this. If the film is not good, no greatness can save it.
Looking at all this, it is clear that the Tamil audience is unable to digest the negativity coming on social media. Hence, they are expressing anger on social media against the Telugu audience criticizing their film. However, although ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’ collected heavily in Tamil Nadu, it was difficult in Telugu states.