Packing strong punches at the box office, Gopi Puthran-directorial Mardaani 2, starring actor Rani Mukerji in the lead, entered the week as robustly as it made the most of the first weekend. Collecting a total of Rs 23.65 crore by the fifth day of its release, the cop drama is expected to fair well in the coming days.

Sharing the escalating numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#Mardaani2 maintains a strong grip on Day 5… Tue biz is at par with Mon biz… Crosses *Week 1* biz of #Mardaani [₹ 22.97 cr] in *5 days*… Fri 3.80 cr, Sat 6.55 cr, Sun 7.80 cr, Mon 2.85 cr, Tue 2.65 cr. Total: ₹ 23.65 cr. #India biz. (sic).”

Mardaani 2 features Rani in the role of tough cop Shivani Shivaji Roy. The film is based in the city of Kota and shows the journey of Rani’s character in which she catches a gruesome rapist who first rapes women and then kills them brutally. Mardaani 2 features actor Vishal Jhetwa in the role of the juvenile rapist. Through the film, the team wants the audience to focus on the increasing juvenile crime rate in the country.

Mardaani 2 has received a good response from both the critics and the audience. In fact, it’s the good word of mouth around the film on social media that has resulted in such a terrific jump in its collection. To promote the film, Rani also went to various educational institutions all across the country to have a conversation with young minds about juvenile crime. The film faced a Box Office clash with Hollywood biggie Jumanji: The Next Level.

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