Opening day box-office collection of ‘Mardaani’

Rani Mukherjee starrer and YRF’s ‘Mardaani’ hit the theatre yesterday and according to the latest report, the film had a decent occupancy in the morning shows. It was also expected that the crowd would increase by the evening. The collection all depends upon the critics review and positive words of mouth. Critics praised Rani Mukherjee’s performance and her punches.  Released in around 1300 theatres, ‘Mardaani’ is expected to do well in metros than small cities.

‘Mardaani’ is expected to collect an amount of 7-8 crores on the domestic box-office in the opening day. The film is said to have picked up good numbers in the weekends. In ‘Mardaani’, Rani plays a fearless and daring police inspector Shivani Rao who leaves no stone unturned to bring back the teenage girl Pyaari who was kidnapped by underworld don. The film is about child trafficking which has quite relevant in the society now-a-days.

Rani has well promoted the film and she has high expectation from ‘Mardaani’. This is her first release post marriage and she is hopeful that the film would do really well.

Speaking about ‘Mardaani’, Rani says, “‘Mardaani‘ carries a message on women empowerment. It deals with the issue of trafficking of girl”.

“It is time women should take up matters like self-protection into their own hands. I don’t want any girl to be dependent on her father or brother to go somewhere just because she is scared,” she said referring to rise in crime against women in the country and how parents “worry” when their daughters step out.

Rani feels it is high time girls should be independent. “I want girls to enrol in self-defence classes like karate, kickboxing etc. I hope the film works, so that we can come up with ‘Mardaani-2’ and tell another story that will make an impact. I also think more films like Mardaani should be made,” she said.

‘Mardaani’ received A-certificate due to few offensive dialogues. “Unfortunately, in our country, we don’t have a separate censor certificate for people above 12 years and below 18 years. Either we have an A certificate, which is only for adults or UA-certificate for people of all ages.

“I would love to see people, especially women and girls, across all age groups watching the film. The film will inspire girls to speak their mind, be brave and bring out their ‘mardaana’ (brave and bold) spirit,” he said.