Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi tells the tale of Rani Laxmibai, who fought till her last breath against the East India Company and the British to prevent her kingdom of Jhansi from falling into their hands. However, it picked up pace on Saturday and raked in Rs 18.10 crore.
It also said that the collections were pretty tiresome outside Mumbai circuit with collections getting worse further North. However, the movie made Rs 18.10 crore on Day 2, taking the total collection to Rs 26.85 crore. Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi has been aided by the Republic Day holiday which contributed some bit on Saturday.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Mankarnika's box office figures.
Manikarnika has released in around 50 countries and it has got 3000 screens whether in the overseas market it got 700 screens.
"Wow! Kangana Ranaut fu*king swept me away with her sheer intensity in the film". The film is expected to cross the Rs 150-crore mark by today.
The biopic on the late Marathi leader has been written by journalist and MP Sanjay Raut and directed by Abhijit Panse. 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. Apart from Kangana, the film also stars Ankita Lokhande, Danny Denzongpa and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal roles. "What Manikarnika turns out to be is thus something straight out of a Class-8 history textbook; at points, even an Amar Chitra tale", she wrote in her review.