Speaking on the response to the film, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios says, “We are humbled by the overwhelming response from audiences to the film, especially the younger generation. Rani Laxmibai has always been in our collective psyche for the longest time. It’s the first time most Indians are visually seeing a manifestation of her valour and courage on the big screen, love has been pouring in from all quarters. Following extremely positive word-of-mouth, the film has shown outstanding growth in collections through the weekend. We expect the film to continue to grow this week”.
Co-directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut, Manikarnika is a film that takes us through the life of the warrior queen played by the actress. The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Danny Denzongpa and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal roles.