Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande, Danny Denzongpa Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi & Kangana Ranaut India release date: Jan 25, 2019 Genre: Action, biography drama Language: Hindi Duration: 2 hrs, 28 mins
“Cartoonish stunts… a bit too cardboard… The overall impact is admittedly Amar Chitra Katha… There is much that is laughable, not least the British villains who attend court wearing bowlers and top hats and retire for wartime sleep in black satin pyjamas, but like the history books have always advertised about Jhansi, this is a one-woman show. Ranaut is glorious… and slices down enemy soldiers with a fury that must surely have injured some extras on the set.”
“If Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi wore the kind of ridiculously fashioned trousseau that Kangana Ranaut sports in this sartorially encumbered biopic about the valorous Queen then she certainly wouldn’t have won any battle worth eulogising about.”
“Period films will often tell you more about the state of the country than contemporary ones… Manikarnika… is a slow-building, sustained surge of patriotic fervour, as messy and inflammable as a geyser on an oil rig.”
“Kangana Ranaut is on fire as the iconic Rani Lakshmibai. Her spine is erect, her eyes are unblinking and she seems propelled by some other-worldly power… Her valor is hypnotic. So are her exquisite Neeta Lulla-designed saris and jewelry – this is a queen who wears pearls into battle. And there aren’t many leading ladies who can pull that off without looking ridiculous.”
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