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.
It has now become a full-fledged war on Twitter between Tamil and Telugu fans.
Baahubali scenes were copied from the iconic Ponniyin selvan by SSR.
— KUMARAN✨ (@kumaran1597) September 30, 2022
— stewie griffin (@Chaitanya0302) September 30, 2022
Please don't compare #PonniyinSelvan with Baahubali franchise.
Ponniyin Selvan is deeply rooted and super focused on story. It has storytelling at its best. It has been mostly shot in real-life locations. In terms of making, it's at par with GOT, Gladiator and LOTR. #PS1
— George (@VijayIsMyLife) September 30, 2022
Stop comparing our pride #PonniyinSelvan #PS1 with your fictional #Baahubali !! #PS1 is purely story driven !! It's not mandatory that #PS1 need to have "why kattapa killed baahubali" just for the sake of hyping 2nd part !!
— Sherlock Mallya 🤡 (@sherlockmallya) September 30, 2022
— ChandRRRahass Tvs (@ChandrahassTvs) September 30, 2022
#JayamRavi told director Rajamouli that they finished two parts of #PonniyinSelvan in 150 days. Rajamouli got up from the chair and said, 'don't say this and scare me.' Because hetook 5 years to finish two parts of Baahubali😄#PonniyinSelvan1 #PS1pic.twitter.com/VrA1V9038W
— AmuthaBharathi (@CinemaWithAB) September 28, 2022
Comparing #PS1 with #Baahubali is sheer foolishness. #Baahubali has a plot which can be narrated in 3 lines, #PS1 has great depth and has a complicated screenplay. Considering the grandeur which #Baahubali possessed it cannot be said that #Baahubali was better than #PS1
— theprabhakarsharma (@theprabhakarsh) September 30, 2022
— Prabhas (@salaar280) September 30, 2022
Ponniyin Selvan > Baahubali
— Kuhan Rajendran (@KuhanInnit) September 30, 2022
Why are jealous #Tollywood fans spreading unwanted hate towards Ponniyin Selvan without seeing it? Don't forget tamil people celebrated and had outpouring love for #Baahubali when it released. We were the one who cherished the film and supported! #PonniyinSelvan1 #AishwaryaRai
— Ihansika_my_jaan (@IhansikaJ) September 30, 2022
Baahubali is a milestone in Indian Cinema. One of a kind. Fictional and larger than life movie. Enjoyed by many across the world. You can appreciate ponniyin selvan without degrading Bahubali. You are causing hatred among Telugu audience.
— Ram_eco_hiker_runner (@RM_Says) September 30, 2022
Baahubali is nothing but copy from lion King and visual references from ponniyin selvan book..
— Ramanan (@ramanan_ramana) September 30, 2022
People comparing Baahubali to PS should know that Ponniyin Selvan was such an inspiration for Baahubali that it copies so many of the plot beats.
Also, one of the most iconic frames from the film is copied directly from a description in PS (which is why it's named PS).
So stfu pic.twitter.com/TE0Rv3msIB
— Muthu (He/Him) (@muthuwu) September 30, 2022
Stop Comparing Ponniyin selvan to Baahubali.🤦♂️
Ponniyin selvan is original while Baahubali is a Lion king Rip-off and what do you mean by "wow" Factor? i dont want to see no guy climbing a waterfall with no rope..
I just want to see a good story Driven Movie.. 🙂#PonniyinSelvan
— N (@Ni4344) September 30, 2022