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


Vijayendra Prasad (story and screenplay), Prasoon Joshi (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kangana Ranaut ... Manikarnika
Danny Denzongpa ... Ghulam Muhammad Ghouse Khan
Rimi Sen ... Dalit Girl
Atul Kulkarni ... Tatya Tope
Jisshu Sengupta ... Maharaja Gangadhar Rao
Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub ... Sadashiv Rao (as Zeeshan Ayub)
Anil George ... Pir Ali
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Dixit
Vaibhav Tatwawadi ... Puran Singh (as Vaibhav Tatwawaadi)
Ankita Lokhande ... Jhalkari Bai
R. Bhakti Klein ... Lord Canning
Suparna Marwah ... Rajamata
Suresh Oberoi ... Peshwa Baji Rao II
Nalneesh Neel Nalneesh Neel ... Teer Singh
Prajakta Mali ... Kashi Bai

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Manikarnika born in Varanasi when Dixt a minister in Jhansi princely state sees her he proposes her marriage to Gangadar Rao prince of Jhansi.Sadashiv Rao plots along with British officers to conquer Jhansi as he Is promised a stake in it after conquering Jhansi.After the birth of Lakshmi and Gangadar Rao's son Sadashiv Rao sees his place in fear and poison the holy water during the naming ceremony of the child following which he passes away and also leaves Gangadar Rao on death bed.Gangadar Rao decides to adopt a son and Sadashiv Rao feels guilty of not adopting his son instead a toddler who comes running to Lakshmi Bai.After death of Gangadar Rao.The East India Company decides to conquer on Jhansi as there is no male ruler.But Lakshmi Bai decides to take the throne on herself and fight for Jhansi. Written by

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Alternate Versions

In India, the film was given a UA certificate by the CBFC after following cuts were made:
  • Removed the scenes showing direct visualization of women being molested. around 1.19.03 to 1.19.15 hrs.
  • Added in the disclaimer, the mention of sources of the film and also the names of Historians consulted.
  • Replaced old disclaimer with new one in English and Hindi mentioning about cinematic liberties, fictionalization. Added sentence ''We do not intend to disrespect sentiments of any person(s) or community, religion, or nationality.''
  • Removed the close visual of the dead body of a British woman with her slit throat and a British child being forcefully dragged in the background. 1.16-1.17 hrs.
  • Reframed the close visual of a British soldier being killed by slitting his neck with a sword. 02:16:59:05 to 02:17:07:20.
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A historical personality caricatured
30 January 2019 | by koxmaxSee all my reviews

Watched it last night. Unfortunately, I was taught history at school s could see that each scene was full of caricatures - several songs, religious chants, saffron dresses, designer bindis, women empowerment, punishing deshdrohis, proclamations of akhand bharat and of course cow protection. A respected freedom fighter gets depicted very poorly.

Came out with a splitting headache. If you like watching badly made over the top films, go for it. For the rest, dont fall for glowing fake reviews

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Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi See more »


Box Office


INR1,250,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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