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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.

Directors:

Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (as Krish Jagarlamudi), Kangana Ranaut

Writers:

Vijayendra Prasad (story and screenplay), Prasoon Joshi (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kangana Ranaut ... Manikarnika
Rimi Sen ... Dalit Girl
Atul Kulkarni ... Tatya Tope
Nalneesh Neel ... Teer Singh
Danny Denzongpa ... Ghulam Muhammad Ghouse Khan
Mishti ... Kashibai
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Dixit
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Sadashiv Rao (as Zeeshan Ayub)
Anil George ... Pir Ali
Vikram Kochhar ... Nana Saheb
Edward Sonnenblick ... Captain Gordon
Ankita Lokhande ... Jhalkari Bai
Richard Keep ... General Hugh Rose
Jishu Sengupta ... Maharaja Gangadhar Rao (as Jisshu Sengupta)
Suresh Oberoi ... Peshwa Baji Rao II
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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 alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

INR1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,337
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the final phase of Manikarnika, Sonu Sood walked out from the film due to the busy schedule of Simba. Rumours went around saying that there is a fallout between Kangana and Sonu. However, at the end of the day Zeeshan Ayyub replaced Mr. Sood. 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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A GLORIFYING TALE OF RANI LAXMIBAI WITH AVERAGE VISION
26 January 2019 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

MANIKARNIKA REVIEW :-

Indian History is always something where every Film-maker try to find a story which should be liked by audience. Then how could a story of The Queen Of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai left out? If not today then tomorrow someone would have surely made a film on it as we all know it is a Potential Story to make a Great Film. Team Manikarnika Glorifies this Great story in thier stucked and average execution.

The first half of the film is nothing less than a Fiasco where you keep waiting for Quality but you never find it. At one point it even feels like this one might turn out to be a huge disappointment. But somehow the second half does the job, it saves Manikarnika from that Debacle tag and pushes it to safe Average mark. And there also most of the credit goes to the Actual Story which happened 170 years ago. Thanks to the sympathy which goes to the Legacy of Rani Laxmibai and her Bravery despite knowing that the film is not justifying her standard upto that level. It was a Script with Potential of turning it into a Best Historic Film of Bollywood but the entire team of Manikarnika Misses this Opportunity.

Kangana Ranaut as Manikarnika doesn't look like the one in the first half, she looks a cute and sweet doll. Then in 2nd half you see real anger and that enthusiasm in Kangana. Supporting cast could have been much better, so does the direction. I could even say that Make-up man does a better job than Director. Writer too doesn't bring anything interesting, neither in script nor in screenplay. Dialogues are much better comparatively, though. Execution is mediocre, it has unnecessary loudness, poor VFX, goofs, loo breaks, couple of songs on wrong occasions etc. Overall, Manikarnika is a Golden Opportunity missed, and reason could be the pressure of handling big story of big name from the history, so big responsibility it was aftreall. But still the questions appears that it had all the needed ingredients like story, budget, production value, canvas, everything then why? This one is still watchable for some Goosebumps moments of Pride, war, patriotism and our Precious History.

RATING - 5/10*


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