While the 2014 Mardaani was a hit Mardaani 2 promises to be an even bigger hit with Rani Mukherjee carrying on the no-nonsense cop role ahead. The trailer for Rani’s much-awaited sequel was out yesterday and was quick to garner praises from the b-town and fans. The trailer is already trending at number 2 on YouTube.
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While Rani’s fans were all ga-ga watching the trailer praises flew in from the likes of director/producer Karan Johar and actor Hrithik Roshan. Karan said that the trailer was superb while Hritikh tweeted “Bullseye! What a trailer. #Rani you are amazing ? good luck to the entire team”.
Superb trailer! Crackling with intrigue, relevance and extreme force! RANI MUKERJI is one of our best actors and this trailer proves it even more! ❤️❤️❤️? https://t.co/2elhG112bE— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 14, 2019
This time around Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukherjee) is shown as a police officer posted in the city of Kota (the mecca of engineering and medical entrance). The trailer opens up with crime stats from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
The stats read “More than 2,000 rape crimes are committed by boys under 18 years in India every year”. This makes it clear that the story revolves around nabbing of rapists who are creating a threat to the security of women in the society.
Rani seems to carry on the style and intensity in her character as was seen in the first part of the movie. The trailer shows her investigating crime scenes, indulging in a chase, and ordering the police department to work 24 x 7 to nab rapists.
The Mardaani franchise is known to highlight national issues concerning women. Last time it was human trafficking and this time it is about the rape crimes. The story of Mardaani 2 is said to be inspired by true events (as per the trailer) and highlights a serious issue on the silver screen.
In 2 minutes 19 seconds trailer Rani has made it clear that she would be leaving a mark with his performance. The very fact that female leads are a rarity in such action-packed thrillers makes Mardaani 2 a movie to watch for.
The movie is set to release on December 13th a week before Salman’s Dabangg 3 hits the floor on December 20th.