'Manikarnika'(The Queen of Jhansi) – Movie Review

Release Date :25 Jan 2019

Run Time :148 Min

Genres :Action Biography Drama

Music :Shankar, Ehsaan. Loy

Director :Krish Jagarlamudi, Kangana Ranaut

Producer :ZeeStudioes, KamalJain, NishantPitty

The historical story of the queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmi Bai is made as a biopic with the title ‘Manikarnika’. Tollywood director Krish Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut directed this movie which got released today crossing many obstacles which raised the expectations and curiosity among the audience. Let us see if it has reached its expectations.


Manikarnika(Kangana Ranaut) who is born in Varanasi gets married to the King of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao(Jishu Sen Gupta). Her name is changed to Laxmi Bai once she enters Jhansi after her wedding. During the same period the British East India Company tries to capture the kingdom of Jhansi. Laxmi Bai reverts their trials and refuses to have talks with the British. With this the British try to capture Jhansi in various ways possible during which many incidents happen. These incidents and the twists and turns which take place in the battle between British and Manikarnika forms the main story.

Plus Points:

  • Excellent Performance by Kangana
  • Captivating Screenplay
  • Direction

Minus Points:

  • Overeaten visual effects
  • Boring Songs

Technical Aspects:

  • Apt Cinematography which travelled with time
  • Alluring background score
  • Apt production values


For those who wish to watch the aggressive performance of Kangana this is a must try. This is sure to stand as a good historical movie in the history of Indian cinema.

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