Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gopi Puthran|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Written by||Gopi Puthran|
John Stewart Eduri
|Edited by||Monisha Baldawa|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Box office||est. ₹67.05 crore|
Mardaani 2 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Gopi Puthran and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Mardaani and features Rani Mukerji reprising her role of SP Shivani Shivaji Roy. Inspired by true rape and murder incidents, the story follows Shivani who goes up against a 21-year-old rapist. Yash Raj Films announced Mardaani 2 in December 2018, and principal photography of the film began on 27 March 2019. The film was theatrically released in India on 13 December 2019.
- Rani Mukerji as SP Shivani Shivaji Roy
- Vishal Jethwa as Shiv "Sunny" Prasad Yadav
- Shruti Bapna as Bharti
- Rajesh Sharma as Amit Sharma
- Tejasvi Singh Ahlawat as Latika
- Pratyksh Rajbhatt as Monty
- Prasanna Ketkar as Politician Panditji
- Anurag Sharma as Journalist Kamal Parihar
- Sunny Hinduja as Viplaw Beniwal
- Sumit Nijhawan as Brij Shekhawat
- Richa Meena as Sunanda
- Vikram Singh Chauhan as Anup
- Deepika Amin
- Avneet Kaur as Meera
- Pariva Praniti as Aabha Parihar
- Aanchal Srivastava as Tina
- Suresh Anand as Rawat
- Vishal Nath as Pravin
- Vishal Sudarshanwar as Vinay Jaiswal
- Jisshu Sengupta as Dr. Bikram Roy
- Girish Sharma
On 10 December 2018 Yash Raj Films announced on their official Twitter account the making of sequel to their hit film Mardaani to be directed and scripted by Gopi Puthran. Rani Mukerji is to reprise her role of Shivani Shivaji Roy of the last film. Vikram Singh Chauhan and Shruti Bapna later on added to the cast.
The principal photography began on 27 March 2019. The official Twitter page of Yash Raj Films posted the announcement of beginning of shooting and shared a picture from the sets of the film. Rani Mukerji is set to go on the second schedule of filming in the first week of May to hunt for culprit in Kota and Jaipur in Rajasthan. Mukerji shooting in Rajasthan was battling in 42 °C temperature as she is filming fighting scenes while hunting for villain. Rajasthan schedule of the film was wrapped up on 29 May.
Marketing and release
First look of lead actress Rani Mukerji was revealed on 30 April 2019. She appeared in the uniform of a police officer. A thirty eight seconds official teaser was released by Yash Raj Films on 30 September 2019, to announce the release date of the film. The teaser was attached with the big-budget action thriller War, another YRF production that released on 2 October 2019.
Mardaani 2's opening day domestic collection was ₹3.80 crore. On the second day, the film collected ₹6.55 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹7.80 crore, taking the total opening weekend collection to ₹18.15 crore.
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