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Manikarnika box office collection Day 4: Kangana Ranaut film is a winner

India Today logo India Today 29-01-2019 India Today Web Desk

After many months of delays, obstacles and innumerable controversies, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, hit the screens on January 25. The film is doing very well. It earned Rs 8.75 crore on its opening day and witnessed a massive boost on the Republic Day holiday and made Rs 18.10 crore. It made Rs 15.70 crore on Sunday, and is expected to have made Rs 13 crore on Monday, bringing its total collection to Rs 55 crore approximately.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is the retelling of the heroic 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. Critics have unanimously hailed Kangana Ranaut's portrayal of the warrior queen, although the film itself has received mixed reviews. It released alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray, and continues to hold its ground.

India Today critic Lakshana Palat gave it 3 out of 5 stars. "Sadly, the 148-minute Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which is a collaborative effort from directors Kangana Ranaut and Krish Jagarlamudi, fails to give Laxmibai's character some substance and more shades. 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.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is also the debut of Ankita Lokhande, who was seen playing Jhalkaribai, a solider who rose through the ranks in Rani Laxmibai's army to become a prominent advisor.

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