Ps 1 vs Baahubali: Tamil and Telugu Fans Dog Fight on Twitter

On September 30, a Twitter battle broke out between Tamil and Telugu cinema fans after a group of them compared Baahubali with Ponniyin Selvan. Here’s what went down on Twitter.

Ps 1 vs Bahubali

Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 was released in the theatres on September 30 amid huge buzz. After this, a section of people compared Ponniyin Selvan to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati. This outraged a lot of Tamilians, which triggered a war against people who compared PS 1 to Baahubali on Twitter. Many attempted to reason it by saying that Baahubali was a fantasy film, while Ponniyin Selvan was historical fiction.


Such comparisons occurred when director Mani Ratnam stated back then that the success of Baahubali movies is a major boost for anyone, who wishes to take big budget period dramas. This was wrongly interpreted by a section as Mani Ratnam stating that the Ponniyin Selvan movies are inspired by the Baahubali movies just because the director used the word ‘inspiration’ for putting forward his point.

Twitter Reactions

It has now become a full-fledged war on Twitter between Tamil and Telugu fans.