Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi Review - Checkout the reviews of Manikarnika by critics starring Kangana Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta. The movie is directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and it released on 25th January 2019.



FilmFare
By Devansh Sharma (3.5/5)
Rani Laxmibai, the queen of Jhansi has over the eons has become the epitome of valour. She's considered one of our foremost freedom fighters. She not only personally made life hell for the British, her immortal deeds inspired millions to revolt against the British Empire even after her death. Folk singers and poets sang songs about her, songs that are still popular in rural India. Whatever her political reality maybe, her personal bravery can't be denied.
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News18.com
By Rajeev Masand (3/5)
A biopic of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the earliest patriots of our freedom struggle, ought to be a special thing. Hers is the inspiring story of a brave young queen who refused to cede control of her kingdom to the British following her husband's death; who fought alongside her troops on the battlefield; and, who in 1858 at the age of 29, lost her life in service of the land. That icon deserves a crackling film.
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Intoday.in
By Lakshana N Palat (3/5)
160 years after Rani Laxmibai died on the battlefield during the 1857-58 mutiny against the British, directors Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut present us with a film on the brave queen, Manikarnika, whose life was tragically cut short. Sadly, the 148-minute Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which is a collaborative effort from the two, fails to give Laxmibai's character some substance and more shades. What Manikarnika turns out to be is thus something straight out of a Class-8 history textbook; at points, even an Amar Chitra tale.
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BollywoodHungama.com
By Bollywood Hungama (3.5/5)
MANIKARNIKA - THE QUEEN OF JHANSI is the story of the brave Rani Laxmibai. Manikarnika (Kangana Ranaut) lives in Bithoor and is a favourite of the Peshwa (Suresh Oberoi) and he has brought her up with lot of love. One day Dixit Ji of Jhansi (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) spots her facing a ferocious tiger fearlessly. Impressed, he asks Peshwa for her hand in marriage with Jhansi's king Gangadhar Rao (Jisshu Sengupta). Dixit Ji is aware that the British is eyeing Jhansi and wants to annexe the kingdom at any cost.
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Koimoi.com
By Umesh Punwani (3.5/5)
We see the aerial shots over the picturesque locations of Jhansi getting warned by Amitabh Bachchan's magnificent baritone, about how our country is on the radar of British. Coming to the scene, a bubbly and athletic Manikarnika (Kangana Ranaut) who then gets married to the King of Jhansi Gangadhar Rao (Jisshu Sengupta). Manikarnika is renamed as Lakshmibai and she takes no time to mix up with the people of Jhansi.
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Glamsham.com
By Vishal Verma (3/5)
Behind the backdrop of Maa Durga idol inside Jhansi fort, the fearless and fierce Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai - the warrior queen is seen slashing dozens of Brithish soldiers like a lightning, with all guns blazing. Flashing her sword like a master samurai, she leaps, jumps and makes a perfect landing, hail the 'Queen' at that point Kangana Ranaut as MANIKARNIKA - THE QUEEN OF JHANSI makes your heart fill with proud.
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Filmcompanion.in
By Anupama Chopra (3/5)
How do you convert myth into movie? Manikarnika or the Rani of Jhansi is the stuff of legend. The warrior queen led an army against the British Empire. In 1858, she died on the battlefield at the age of 29. Her story is engraved into our consciousness. The visual of a woman warrior with a child strapped on to her back has been immortalized on film and television, in poems and plays. In fact, the first Indian film made in Technicolor was Sohrab Modi's Jhansi ki Rani, which released 66 years ago, in January 1953.
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Deccanchronicle.com
By MAYUR SANAP (2/5)
Kangana Ranaut is back with her latest film 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', in which the National Award winning actor plays the titular role. Considering the many, well-publicised troubles this film has been through over the years - Actor Zeeshan Ayyub stepped in to replace the departed Sonu Sood, Kangana herself stepped in to replace the departed Krish - it is some achievement that it finally got made at all.
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Rediff.com
By Sukanya Verma (2.5/5)
The sight of Kangana Ranaut singlehandedly slashing a swarm of men against the backdrop of feverishly chanted Sanskrit shlokas and a towering Durga idol looks like an ultimate feminist fantasy.It is savage. It is spellbinding.Though her fury unleashes too little and in between, when it does, she devours it like a hungry actor and action star.
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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (2.5/5)
Kangana Ranaut in and as Manikarnika, the queen of Jhansi, delivers exactly what was promised: a high-decibel, high-on-rhetoric hagiography of a queen who fought for her people and her land, till her last breath.There is not a single complex thought in this nearly three-hour movie, which runs out of steam in the third act because it needs to repeat its battle scenes ad nauseam to fill up the time till the end
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Hindustan Times
By Raja Sen (3/5)
It doesn't feel like a coincidence that Kangana Ranaut is called Manu in her new film. The full name of the Queen of Jhansi was Manikarnika Tambe, but the film informs us she was nicknamed Manu, like the hero of the Tanu Weds Manu movies where Ranaut found such success as Tanu. This film comes from the actress after she has waged war with industry bigwigs and taken over directorial duties mid-stream, and the messaging is unmistakable: this queen needs no man.
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Taran Adarsh
By Taran Adarsh (3.5/5)
One Word Review... Manikarnika: POWERFUL.Inspiring movie that has scale and soul... Kangana, take a bow. You're terrific... First half could be tighter. Second half awe inspiring... Climax brilliant...
Power, pride, patriotism - this has it all.
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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (1/5)
Avowedly meant to stimulate patriotic zeal - "matrubhumi se niswarth prem (selfless love for the motherland)" - among Indian moviegoers 160 years after Rani Laxmi Bai laid down her life on the battlefield, Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, is too exhausting a film to send the audience home bubbling with enthusiasm. The visual effects are low-grade, the stilted dialogues reek of laziness, the onscreen performances are pedestrian and the sets have a hurriedly-erected feel.
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The Times Of India
By Ronak Kotecha (3.5/5)
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a biographical account of how Rani Laxmibai waged a war against the East India Company. It chronicles her journey from the place where she grew up, Bithoor to becoming the Rani of Jhansi, and eventually turning into a warrior Queen.
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News18.com
By Priyanka Sinha Jha (3.5/5)
Manikarnika, is based on a story that most Indians are familiar with; that of the legendary Jhansi Ki Rani a fearless warrior as brave and courageous as any man. Part impetuous, one who has no fear in speaking her mind or defiantly following her Rajdharma, the Rani of Jhansi is most certainly a character that any female actor would like to sink her teeth into. And Kananga Ranaut, both leading lady and co-director, deserves plaudits for breathing life and humanity into the deified historical character she plays.
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DNA
By Meena Iyer (4/5)
Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi was the first woman in the history of India to take on the might of the British Empire by igniting the first war for Independence in 1857. Manikarnika (Kangana Ranaut) was born in a Brahmin family but raised as a Kshatriya (warrior). She was later christened Laxmibai by her husband, Maharaj Gangadhar Rao (Jisshu Sengupta) of Jhansi.
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