Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi Becomes Winner At the Box office

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi Becomes Winner At the Box office

Manikrnika Becomes Winner At the Box office 

New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut's much-awaited film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, starring might have had a "dull" start at the box office but it "picked up" towards evening, reports Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film which opened in theaters in Friday, earned Rs. 8.75 crore on the first day of its release. According to Taran Adarsh, the film is likely to experience growth over the weekend and it might "witness a big turnaround" on Saturday due to Republic Day holiday as well. "Manikarnika picked up towards evening, after an ordinary/dull start in morning. Republic Day holiday (today) should witness a big turnaround... Sure, there's appreciation but it has to convert into footfalls," read an excerpt from Taran Adarsh's tweet.


Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi opened in theaters on Friday and it clashed with the political biopic Thackeray, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role. Manikarnika emerged as a clear winner at the box office as Thackeray managed to collect Rs. 6 crore, reports Taran Adarsh. According to Taran Adarsh, the film performed well in Maharashtra."Thackeray has scored in Maharashtra specifically," tweeted Taran Adarsh.


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Manikarnika opened to largely negative reviews, still Kangana won hearts. With a tale spanning from 1828 to 1858, the film, "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" gives you a fair picture about her life and times. The movie tells the life story of  Manikarnika that where she was born, her childhood then her marriage to the King Gangadhar Rao Newalkar of Jhansi and is named Laxmibai in honour of the goddess Lakshmi and according to the traditions. The events are perfectly framed and clearly layed the foundation. But finding no way of accommodating this nineteenth-century reality, the movie leapfrogs through the calendar.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi has been jointly directed by film's lead actress Kangana Ranaut and Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi. The film also features Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta, Zeeshan Ayyub, Danny Denzongpa and Atul Kulkarni among others. The film showcases the story of Rani Lakshmi Bai.