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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Released Jan 25, 2019 2h 53m Action Biography TRAILER for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi: Trailer 1 List
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The life of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the key leaders in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Read More Read Less

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Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express What keeps us with the film is Rani Ranaut, who in her best moments, owns her part, the single-track narrative, and the screen. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 26, 2019 Full Review Anupama Chopra Film Companion ... despite these flaws, Manikarnika reveals Kangana as an artist with boundless ambition and I'm excited to see what she creates next. Rated: 3/5 Jan 26, 2019 Full Review Kumar Shyam The National (UAE) When talent is matched with mediocrity in a project, talent can only take it so far. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 31, 2019 Full Review Devesh Sharma Filmfare A legend gets reborn, at least on screen, and maybe that's the only reality palatable to us right now... Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 28, 2019 Full Review Shilpa Jamkhandikar Reuters The film is only set on making Laxmibai a hero (but we already knew that). A little insight into her mind would have been nice. Jan 26, 2019 Full Review Nandini Ramnath Scroll.in The Manikarnika production isn't lavish enough to suggest a grand sweep of history, and the focus on its heroine is too narrow to accommodate a larger conversation about the efficacy of Lakshmibai's actions. Jan 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member her name would forever go down in history as the Indian Queen of Jhansi or Lakshmi Bai fighting for independence from the British rule taking place in the late 1800's Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika or 'Manu' is the daughter of Moropant; she has no husband and instead lives by the ways of the warrior the British mean to take her country if an heir isn't present but Manikarnika isn't willing to let that happen she also starts to see how her people are suffering being denied their cattle and their villages being burnt if they're not able to pay their taxes Shadashiv Rao wants to inherit the kingdom and will not bow to a woman in charge even if it is the Queen Manikarnika loses her husband and her baby sadly so traditionally she would have to live a widow's lifestyle but not her, instead she would vow to protect the freedoms of her kingdom so she takes it upon herself to drain dozens of women in combat to rise up and remove the shackles of Jhansi, no longer would she let India be slave to anyone and become the flame that would ignite freedom in everyone's heart by the time it gets to the final battle of the palace and the battle field it's actually well-filmed and seeing all these warriors rally behind the Queen is an uplifting quality words without culture have no meaning, only the wise deserve the throne, not the greedy, while fighting for justice reasoning often gets distorted, it's not a throne that makes a queen its the love from her people, why differentiate between a man and a woman if they lay down their life?, what good is triumph over the enemy if no one cares, we raise our future generations to not grieve over past destrructions but to celebrate freedom the scope is amazing, the costumes are so well-detailed, the politics are carefully handled, the battle scenes are brutal and intense, and Manikarnika makes for a badass historical warrior royal willing to give her life for her people's freedom sure some things may have been tinkered with as far as accuracy is concerned and some of the action is a bit over-stylized but believe me when I say this version of India's bravest queen is way more compelling than that other poor attempt Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Once again in History of India, Kangana reminds us that we got freedom in cost of blood, sacrifice of many our ancestor for better life of us. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Kangana failed to depict the "Queen of Jhansi" completely. She should have take some more details about the real queen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review jon c her name would forever go down in history as the Indian Queen of Jhansi or Lakshmi Bai fighting for independence from the British rule taking place in the late 1800's Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika or 'Manu' is the daughter of Moropant; she has no husband and instead lives by the ways of the warrior the British mean to take her country if an heir isn't present but Manikarnika isn't willing to let that happen, she also starts to see how her people are suffering being denied their cattle and their villages being burnt if they're not able to pay their taxes Shadashiv Rao wants to inherit the kingdom and will not bow to a woman in charge even if it is the Queen Manikarnika loses her husband and her baby sadly so traditionally she would have to live a widow's lifestyle but not her, instead she would vow to protect the freedoms of her kingdom so she takes it upon herself to drain dozens of women in combat to rise up and remove the shackles of Jhansi, no longer would she let India be slave to anyone and become the flame that would ignite freedom in everyone's heart by the time it gets to the final battle of the palace and the battle field it's actually well-filmed and seeing all these warriors rally behind the Queen is an uplifting quality words without culture have no meaning, only the wise deserve the throne, not the greedy, while fighting for justice reasoning often gets distorted, it's not a throne that makes a queen its the love from her people, why differentiate between a man and a woman if they lay down their life?, what good is triumph over the enemy if no one cares, we raise our future generations to not grieve over past destrructions but to celebrate freedom the scope is amazing, the costumes are so well-detailed, the politics are carefully handled, the battle scenes are brutal and intense, and Manikarnika makes for a badass historical warrior royal willing to give her life for her people's freedom sure some things may have been tinkered with as far as accuracy is concerned and some of the action is a bit over-stylized but believe me when I say this version of India's bravest queen is way more compelling than that other poor attempt Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Must watch..love this film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member The CGI/VFX detoriates as the movie moves forward and final battle scene was totally on Green Background. The movie carries the story in most of the accuracy what we have so far learned. Some might not be convinced by the ending shown by the crew. Acting skills by Kangna and Jishan Aayub were amazing. They showed potential by taking up challenging roles opposite/different than what they were potraying in the past. But not too much input provided by other actors. Songs were totally unneeded. Actions, Dialogues, Screenplay and Narration saved the sinking ship. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis The life of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the key leaders in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Director
Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Kangana Ranaut
Producer
Kamal Jain, Abhishek Vyas
Screenwriter
Vijayendra Prasad
Distributor
Zee Studios
Production Co
Kairos Kontent Studios, Zee Studios
Genre
Action, Biography
Original Language
Hindi
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 25, 2019, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 31, 2019
Box Office (Gross USA)
$615.9K
Runtime
2h 53m