- "The business of Manikarnika is divided," tweeted Taran Adarsh
- Industry insiders are impressed with Manikarnika's box office performance
- The film also stars Ankita Lokhande
Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is making big bucks at the ticket window as it cruised past the Rs 50-crore mark on Tuesday, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. "Manikarnika crosses Rs 50 crore. Despite positive feedback, the business is clearly divided. Some circuits holding well, some aren't. Weekend #2 is crucial," he said. Manikarnika collected Rs 52.40 crore (from Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions) in five days. Industry insiders are mighty impressed with the box office performance of Manikarnika. The film is based on the life of Jhansi's Rani Laxmi Bai, who valiantly fought the East India Company in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Here's the latest box office report of Manikarnika:
#Manikarnika crosses 50 cr... Despite positive feedback, the biz is clearly divided: Some circuits holding well, some aren't... Weekend 2 crucial... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr, Mon 5.10 cr, Tue 4.75 cr. Total: 52.40 cr. India biz. #Hindi#Tamil#Telugu— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 30, 2019
Speaking about the film's success, industry expert Vinod Mirani told news agency IANS: "She (Kangana Ranaut) carries Manikarnika solely on her shoulders. The film's budget is high but the ladies audience is expected to salvage it." Trade analyst Girish Johar added, "It's a Herculean task well achieved." He also told IANS that Kangana's job was to 'draw the audience to cinemas, in which she succeeded.'
Apart from its winning stride at the box office, Manikarnika and Kangana Ranaut are trending for the ongoing row with Krish over the film's directing credits. Krish claims 70 per cent of his work has been retained in the final version while Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel claims otherwise. She recently accused Krish of trying to sabotage the project by "taking away the film's director of photography away and not letting the assistant director's from previous team to work with Kangana."
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi also stars Ankita Lokhande, Jissu Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni.
(With inputs from IANS)