Box-Office Report: Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’ does decent business on Day 1
Kangana Ranaut‘s much-awaited ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ finally got released on January 25 (yesterday). The film, which is based on the valour and sacrifice of Rani Laxmibai and how she fought against the British empire. Kangana Ranaut‘s film received mostly positive reviews from the critics and has done decent business at the box office on Day 1.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to micro-blogging site Twitter and shared the collection of ‘Manikarnika’.
#Manikarnika picked up towards evening, after an ordinary/dull start in morning… #RepublicDay Holiday [today] should witness a big turnaround… Sure, there’s appreciation, but it has to convert into footfalls… Fri ₹ 8.75 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 26, 2019
This is what Bollywood Bubble had to say about this historic film, ”With blood, fire and tears, Kangana Ranaut infuses life into her portrayal of ‘Manikarnika’ and makes us remember once again that the freedom that we take for granted is thanks to the sacrifices made by brave souls. In one soul stirring sequence at the end, we see Rani Laxmibai (Kangana) fighting in slow motion despite being badly injured. When the frame stops to allow you to soak in her bravery, your heart stops too – and in those few seconds, you’ll feel as if you have got your money’s worth.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s ‘Thackeray’ on the other hand, has done rather average business on Day 1. The film has earned around Rs 2.75-3 crore on its opening day.
‘Manikarnika’ faced its fair share of troubles before the release and Kangana co-directed the film. This after Krish left the project midway citing personal reasons. With Republic Day holiday and weekend, ‘Manikarnika’ is expected to pick up the pace in the coming days.
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