Beating the previous film in the franchise with its boosted numbers this Christmas, Gopi Puthran-directorial Mardaani 2, starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, crossed the lifetime business of Mardaani. The cop drama already grossed a total of Rs 38.90 crore even before the second week was complete.

Sharing the pumped up figures on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#Mardaani2 is trending very well on weekdays… Biz jumps on #Christmas holiday… Crosses *lifetime biz* of #Mardaani [₹ 35.85 cr]… [Week 2] Fri 1.15 cr, Sat 1.95 cr, Sun 2.55 cr, Mon 1.25 cr, Tue 1.45 cr, Wed 2.50 cr. Total: ₹ 38.90 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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