Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, a historical drama starring Kangana Ranaut has raked in Rs 8.75 crore on day 1. The movie which is based on warrior queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai, who fought until her last breath against East India Company. The movie has been directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut. It also features Atul Kulkarni, Jisshu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Ankita Lokhande, Danny Denzongpa among others in pivotal roles. Lokhande, who shot to fame with Zee TV show, Pavitra Rishta has made her Bollywood debut with the flick. She plays the role of Jhalkaribai in the film. Manikarnika is the most ambitious film of Kangana Ranaut so far.
Manikarnika started picking up the pace in evening after a dull start. However, there's hope that Republic Day holiday will result in big numbers.''#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,'' wrote Taran Adarsh on Twitter.
#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
''The screenplay was too simple and written on the grounds of other Bollywood historical films which we have already watched. A little patchy at some places. Manikarnika's screenplay has nothing new to offer and seems like joining different sequences in the two-and-half-hour movie. Prasoon Joshi has inked the dialogues of periodic drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. There are many dialogues in the film that are little dramatised, however, we should give it to him for not being too overbearing and stoking the right passion for this kind of a film,'' wrote India TV critic.
On a related note, Manikarnika has released alongside Thackeray, which is a biopic on late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao in pivotal roles, the movie has been helmed by Abhijit Panse.
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