Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2, which hit the screens on Friday, seems to have started on a decent note, netting over Rs 3.25-4 crore on its first day. The action-thriller is the sequel to the 2014-hit Mardaani. As per Box Office India, the film saw lacklustre footfall in morning shows but a good response in the latter half of the day improved its overall collection.
Mardaani 2 marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran. The film was released in 1,600 screens in India and 505 screens overseas. Besides, the film is being screened with English subtitles in the southern states of India. Mardaani 2 has received U/A certification from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The film has largely received positive reviews from film critics. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh called Mardaani 2 'intense', 'hard-hitting' and relevant'. Taran has also praised Rani Mukerji and Vishal Jethwa for their acting. He has given 4 stars to the film.
#OneWordReview...#Mardaani2: BRILLIANT.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 13, 2019
Worthy follow up to #Mardaani... Relevant. Intense. Hard hitting... Excellent finale... Rani outstanding, enacts her part with aplomb... Vishal Jethwa - the antagonist - terrific... Strongly recommended! #Mardaani2Reviewpic.twitter.com/InbVk4IF4d
Trade analyst Sumit Kadel has also given 4 stars to Mardaani 2. He said that Mardaani 2 has a watertight script and fast-paced screenplay. "Film will shake your soul with its message," Kadel added.
#Mardaani2 - HARD HITTING crime thriller brillianty executed by Gopi Purthan. Watertight script, fast paced screenplay & PHENOMENAL performance by #RaniMukerjee & #VishalJethwa are major highlights. Film will shake your soul with its message. Rating - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#Mardaani2Review— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) December 13, 2019
Rani Mukerjee's previous film had minted around Rs 3.46 crore on Day 1 and made a total collection of Rs 35.82 crore.
In Mardaani 2, Shivani Roy (played by Rani Mukerji), a superintendent of police, faces a merciless villain (played by Vishal Jethwa). The movie aims to draw attention to rape crimes committed by juveniles.