Watch Movie “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” This Weekend

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January 25th, 2019   |   Updated on June 30th, 2022

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Raj. Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Raj.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, which will open in theaters on Friday. The film showcases the journey of Rani Laxmi Bai from a widow to a warrior. The biopic has been co-directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut. Besides Kangana, the film also features Danny Denzongpa, Atul Kulkarni, Mishti and Jisshu Sengupta among others. The film also marks the Bollywood debut of television actress Ankita Lokhande, who is best-known for her performance in the TV show Pavitra Rishta.

The trailer of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi released last month and it went insanely viral. The trailer has over 25 million views on YouTube as of now.

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Movie Reviews “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi


Movie Review: Times NOW

‘Khoob ladi mardaani woh toh Jhansi waali Rani thi’ – call her Rani Laxmi Bai, Manikarnika or the warrior queen, she is arguably the most popular woman freedom fighter in the country and only one of the few who made it to our history books as a name to be reckoned with. So, actress Kangana Ranaut had a huge responsibility on her shoulder when she decided to bring alive the great warrior queen on the big screen. Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi lives up to the hype.

It is no Sanjay Leela Bhansali war-drama, but the makers have ensured that the film got the scale it deserved. To begin with, the cinematography is just breath-taking right from the word go. Amitabh Bachchan’s voiceover brings back the nostalgia of Lagaan while Kangana Ranaut’s portrayal of one of the most iconic women in Indian history is certainly praise-worthy. Her nuanced grasp of a rebel warrior will certainly win you over.

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Movie Review: NEWS 18


Manikarnika, is based on a story that most Indians are familiar with; that of the legendary Jhansi Ki Rani a fearless warrior as brave and courageous as any man. Part impetuous, one who has no fear in speaking her mind or defiantly following her Rajdharma, the Rani of Jhansi is most certainly a character that any female actor would like to sink her teeth into. And Kananga Ranaut, both leading lady and co-director, deserves plaudits for breathing life and humanity into the deified historical character she plays. Ranaut channels her inherent feistiness for the part but also displays great finesse in the way she goes from playful acts of bravery to a deliberated feline like fierceness.

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Movie Review: The WIRE

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Manikarnika, co-directed by Kangana Ranaut, opens to Jhansi in 1842. In an early scene, the eponymous protagonist (Ranaut) is hunting a tiger. The beast growls and leaps; she points her arrow and shoots. The tiger falls to the ground, lying below her feet. But it’s not dead. Manikarnika had just injured it. The villagers are saved, the animal didn’t die and the heroine proved her point: this, in short, is the language of stardom – till now mostly the domain of male stars. (Tiger Zinda Hai had a similar scene, too.)

Manikarnika then, as this scene suggests, isn’t trying to probe the language of status quo; it is merely confirming – in fact, celebrating – it from a different lens.

Ranaut faithfully follows the footsteps of Bollywood stars. Several scenes, almost existing outside the film, reinforce Manikarnika’s courage and resolve. Often times, it feels as if Ranaut isn’t playing a character but performing for the camera, giving an elaborate audition. One moment she’s locking swords with the veteran warriors; the next, she is jumping on them, landing on an elephant. She stares, warns and protests. She tames horses, rescues a calf and, despite being a queen, dances with the villagers. She can do no wrong.

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