Witnessing serious reduction in its business, Gopi Puthran-directional Mardaani 2, starring actor Rani Mukerji in the lead, dipped at the ticket windows this Friday as competitor Dabangg 3 took lead. Garnering a total of Rs 29.20 crore on the eighth day of its release, the movie’s business is expected to remain affected in the coming days.

Sharing the receding numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#Mardaani2 declines on Day 8 [second Fri] due to heavy reduction of screens and shows + a biggie hitting the screens [#Dabangg3]… Also, biz was affected in several circuits… [Week 2] Fri 1.15 cr. Total: ₹ 29.20 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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