Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi featuring actress Kangana Ranaut has continued its winning streak at the ticket window. The movie earned Rs 8.75 crore on its first day and then witnessed growth on Republic day collecting 18.10 crore. It performed well on Sunday as well and collected Rs 15.70 crore. The total collection of Manikarnika now stands at Rs 42.55 crore. The box office figures were shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on the social media. Manikarnika clashed with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray and clearly emerged as the winner.
Taran took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “#Manikarnika has an excellent weekend… Crosses ₹ 40 cr mark after a sluggish start [Day 1]… Kangana’s biggest opener… Delhi, NCR, UP, Punjab and Rajasthan have performed best… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr. Total: ₹ 42.55 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu.”
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The movie sings praises of Rani Laxmibai and showcases her struggle for independence. Kangana received positive response for her performance. Along with the acting, she has also directed the film with Radha Krishna Jagarlmudi.
Earlier, while talking about the movie, Kangana told Indian Express, “Usually, it’s easy to play a character that is flawed, but to take up the role of someone who was a perfect woman, was not. I felt uncomfortable when I started shooting for the film because it needed so much faith, trust and devotion. When I signed Manikarnika, my first thought was ‘How come nobody has done a film on Rani Laxmi Bai yet?’ So, I consider it a sheer stroke of luck that I am doing it. We have also tried to keep the history as precise as possible”.
The project is bankrolled by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti. Along with Kangana, it also featured Ankita Lokhande, Danny Dengzopa, Jisshu Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni.