The first Hindi biggie of the year 2019, Manikarnika is all set to hit the screens this Friday i.e. 25 January 2019 along with the much-anticipated Thackeray. Kangana Ranaut starrer period drama is a big budget film, has a renowned star cast and showcases the grandeur. While on the other hand, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer mid-budgeted biographical drama is backed by his stellar performance.
Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi & Kangana herself, Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai. The film is making a good buzz since it was announced and has generated more hype among the audience by its trailer & music videos.
Since 2015’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns, one of the most talented Bollywood actresses Kangana is seeking for a hit. After the flops, I Love NY, Katti Batti, Rangoon & Simran, she is back to compensate with a magnum opus Manikarnika, which is expected to open excellently in a range of 12-14 crores from approx. 3000 screens across India including Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.
The other offering Thackeray is directed by Abhijit Panse and based on the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of Indian political party Shiv Sena. Co-stars Amrita Rao, the film has good hype among the audience despite being promoted on a normal scale.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most talented & versatile actors of Bollywood, who has received appreciation for almost all his roles so far. Because of his presence, Thackeray is expected to take a good start in a range of 7-9 crores at the domestic box office. In Maharashtra, Manikarnika will face tough competition because of it.