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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 25 January 2019 (USA)
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Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

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Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (as Krish Jagarlamudi), Kangana Ranaut

Writers:

Vijayendra Prasad (story and screenplay), Prasoon Joshi (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Kangana Ranaut ... Manikarnika
Danny Denzongpa ... Ghulam Muhammad Ghouse Khan
Ankita Lokhande ... Jhalkari Bai
Edward Sonnenblick ... Captain Gordon
Jishu Sengupta ... Maharaja Gangadhar Rao (as Jisshu Sengupta)
Nihar Pandya Nihar Pandya
R. Bhakti Klein ... Lord Canning
Atul Kulkarni ... Tatya Tope
Richard Keep ... General Hugh Rose
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... Dixit
Daniel O'Kane ... Lt. Nicholas
Suresh Oberoi ... Peshwa Baji Rao II
Nalneesh Neel ... Teer Singh
Prajakta Mali ... Kashi Bai
Vikram Kochhar Vikram Kochhar ... Nana Saheb
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Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

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Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

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25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi See more »

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INR 1,250,000,000 (estimated)
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During a sword fight scene between Kangana Ranaut and Nihar Pandya the timing went wrong and the sword hit on Kanagana Ranaut's head between her eyebrows injuring her grievously. See more »

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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Kangana effortlessly brings Manikarnika to life.
25 January 2019 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a biographical account of how Rani Laxmibai waged a war against the East India Company.

Manikarnika starts with Amitabh Bachchan's booming baritone where he throws light on how the riches of India are fast being plundered by the British. Within seconds, we are led into the world of Manikarnika through Kangana Ranaut's imposing screen presence.

Kangana captivates your attention in every frame and grows from strength to strength as the film progresses. This is clearly one of her best performances.

The narrative of the film directed by Kangana Ranaut and Krish, stays on course showing the internal struggle within Jhansi's royal family and unraveling important historical events during the 1800s. Some incidents like the Meerut Sepoy mutiny of 1857 are used as reference points, but the focus remains on Jhansi's rebellion against the British.

Film succeeds in stoking the patriotic passion within the audience without being too overbearing.

The second half is where the real drama unfolds with scenes on the battlefield, intense action sequences, bloody killings, escape, loss and triumph.

There aren't much dull moments in this rousing war drama.

Overall, Manikarnika is a well-made film that highlights Kangana's prowess as an actor.

Short of an epic, this larger-than-life war drama has enough valour and spirit to keep you engaged in these pages of history.

Worth a watch..!!


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