Actor Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikanirka: The Queen of Jhansi isn’t only performing well at the domestic Box Office but also at overseas. The film has minted Rs 28. 85 crore in India so far but its USA collection is also impressive. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to praise the overseas performance of Manikarnika… and wrote, “#Manikarnika crosses $ 1 mn from international markets… Total till Sat [26 Jan 2019]: $ 1.071 mn [₹ 7.61 cr]…
Thu $ 117k
Fri $ 438k
Sat $ 516k
North America [$ 398k] and UAE-GCC [$ 360k] have performed best. #Overseas” (sic)
The film garnered Rs 18.10 crore on Saturday, Republic Day. The business of the film is expected to grow in the coming days considering the terrific word of mouth.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been backed by Zee Studios. The film got released on around 3000 screens in India. It’s the first film by the studios to have got such a wide release. Kangana doesn’t only play the titular character in the film, but the actor has also directed the film along with Krish.
Manikarnika… is an Indian historical biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Apart from Kangana, it also features Atul Kulkarni, Ankita Lokhande, Mishti, Jisshu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in important roles. The film is jointly directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut, and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti.
Talking about her character earlier, the actress said at the launch event, “Rani Laxmi Bai was known for her rebellious attitude. Was I able to relate to her character? Naturally. As a woman, she had gone through a lot. She got married when she was 15 or so. She was a true patriot who wanted her country to flourish. It’s an honour to be able to pay a tribute to her through our upcoming film Manikarnika.”