Rani Mukerji is back to reprise her role as Superintendent of Police, Shivani Roy, who will be seen fighting crimes against women in Mardaani 2. The official trailer of the film was released on Thursday. It shows that Shivani Roy is deputed in Kota, where countless students arrive every year to fulfill their career dreams also indicating the city that the film takes place in.

The trailer begins with a data from NCRB stating, ‘More than 2000 rape crimes are committed by boys under 18 years in India every year’, hinting that the criminal Shivani is out to nab is a juvenile. We never get to see his face, but there are graphic glimpses of his victims – attacked, tortured, raped and murdered.

Mukerji’s character has been tasked to find the killer who is mocking the police force by challenging them and killing female students. Further, she herself is targeted by the criminal, whom she calls a ‘monster’ in a press conference..

The teaser of the film was released during Navratri. Mukerji had said in a statement to IANS: “The film will see a female cop fighting an evil person to end crimes against women. As we all know, Navratri stands for the victory of good over evil all over India. Whether it is Goddess Durga defeating the demon Mahishasura or Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, Navratri’s significance is key to this asset launch. So, we decided to start the journey of Mardaani 2 on this auspicious occasion.”

Watch the trailer below:

It is a sequel to Mardaani which was directed by Pradeep Sarkar and dealt with the issue of human trafficking. The film is slated to release in theatres on December 13.