The much anticipated Manikarnika has finally arrived at the box office with a bang. Kangana Ranaut, who plays the titular role of Rani Lakshmibai in the film has absolutely driven the entire film on her own. From her action sequences to a whistle worthy performance, she has surpassed every expectation. Powerball Kangana is receiving a thunderous response from the critics and the audiences simultaneously. Manikarnika achieves the biggest single day collection for a women oriented film in history of Bollywood, even beating Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The film has an amazing word of mouth and is breaking records pan India. It witnessed the 130% growth from 8.75 Cr on day 1 to 18.10 cr on day 2 by earning 27 crores in merely two days.
B-town directors can’t stop praising Kangana’s stellar performance and Manakarnika, here’s what they are Tweeting:
Ram Gopal Varma: Wowwwww Kangana Ranaut swept me away with her sheer intensity in Manikarnika ..Last I witnessed such fury and ferocity was only in BRUCE LEE in ENTER THE DRAGON .
Madhur Bhandarkar: Dear Kangana Ranaut you are a One Man Army in life & also a One Woman Show in film Manikarnika. Your Flawless performance is captivating intense, controlled, with sheer brilliance. You deserve all the accolades & awards for Manikarnika, hands down.🙏
Milap Zaveri: Do yourself a favor and go see #Manikarnika See it for the passion of Kangana. For our history. For our freedom that we take so lightly. Jai Hind.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: For every woman who is a warrior within to fight her battles on the path to freedom.For every little girl who represents Rani Laxmi Bai. The fearless human who inspires & has infinite love for our beloved country.Yesterday & today her spirit continues. Kangana Ranaut Manikarnika
Vivek Agnihotri: Tomm on Republic day, let’s salute India’s biggest warrior queen, one of our bravest freedom fighters, Rani Lakshmi Bai! Trust me you will love it. A must for every Indian. Kangana Ranaut is the finest talent we have. Take a bow Kangana and Zee Studios
Kamal Jain & Zee Studios’ Manikarnika -The Queen of Jhansi has smashed the box office and has become the highest ever single day for a woman-led film with ₹18.1 crores NBOC in India on Saturday.
The film also marks Kangana Ranaut’s biggest second day collection beating Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Queen and Vidya Balan’s Kahaani and has doubled its collection on the second day, with extremely positive word of mouth, early trends show packed theaters today as well. The Queen of Jhansi’ has recorded a good beginning at the box office with Rs 8.75 crore, which includes the nation-wide collection in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Banking on the Republic Day weekend holiday, the figures of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ increased massively with Rs 18.10 crore on Saturday and Rs 15.70 crore on Sunday. The Rani Laxmibai biopic stands tall at the total of Rs 42.55 crore. ‘Manikarnika’ was received exceptionally well in Delhi NCR, UP, Punjab and Rajasthan regions while the film recorded a growth of over 100 per cent in Gujarat.