The film features Rani Mukerji in the lead role, with Jisshu Sengupta and Tahir Bhasin appearing in supporting roles. The plot of the movie is as follows: Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) is a senior inspector of the criminal branch in Mumbai. She lives with her husband, Dr. Bikram Roy (Jisshu Sengupta), and her little niece, Meera, of whom she is very protective.
A teenage girl, Pyari, who is like a daughter to her, is kidnapped by the trafficking mafia and smuggled out of the city. The mafia kingpin, Walt, calls Shivani and wants to know what she wants, so she will stop chasing them. Shivani asks Walt (Tahir Bhasin) to let Pyari free, but he won't let her free, because Pyari has seen too much. Shivani doesn't know the name of mafia kingpin and she says that she is going to catch him in 30 days. This cat and mouse game between a young, ruthless mafia kingpin and the police is what keeps you glued to your seats in the theater.
While the movie has managed to beat Kangana Ranaut's Queen opening weekend collection of Rs 10 crores and has raked in Rs 14.46 crores over the weekend, it is still really less compared to other films like Entertainment , Kick or even Singham Returns that managed to collect more than this on the very first day.
There are a number of reasons why Mardaani failed to pull in the crowd and here are our top ten reasons why this brilliant movie is being missed by our movie-goers.