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Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi (2019) 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. He realises that her brave persona would play a crucial role in giving a tough fight to the British. The marriage takes place and the king gives her a new name – Laxmibai. All these developments upset Gangadhar's brother Sadashiv (Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub). He is friendly with the British and wants to usurp the throne by hook or by crook. Laxmibai, after a few years, gives birth to Damodar and she is unable to contain her happiness. Her joy however is short-lived as Sadashiv surreptitiously poisons Damodar. Gangadhar, at the same time, falls ill too. Knowing that his end is near, he and Laxmibai adopt a son. Gangadhar passes away and the British attempt to annexe the throne. However, Laxmibai surprises everyone as she decides to take over the reins. She proclaims herself as the queen of Jhansi and challenges the British openly. What happens next forms the rest of the film..
Filmfare.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

Today, in a world growing more cynical by the minute, we need to be reminded of real heroes who lived and died for their beliefs. Manikarnika manages to reintroduce one of the most awe-inspiring figures from India's past. A legend gets reborn, at least on.

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Filmibeat.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

While Kangana Ranaut makes sure that Manikarnika is her battlefield where she is the sole brightest star, she fails to realize that it's the way a team plays as a whole which determines its success..

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Rediff.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

In director Modi's version they are immediately followed by slogans of Allah Ho Akbar. But Kangana's political leanings are partial to politician Modi. So you've got right wing ideologies on cow meat, minority communities, women empowerment, mother tongue.

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Gulfnews.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

The sword-fighting scenes are well executed, but the battle scenes with an army of foot soldiers feel repetitive. Prasoon Joshi’s dialogue is suitably evocative and laced with patriotic fervour. There’s a lot of stress on earning self-respect by quash.

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Hindustantimes.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

There is much intent on display, and while Manikarnika could surely have been sharper, its very existence feels like an arrow against cinema’s patriarchy, a broadside against the boys. At the end when we hear Amitabh Bachchan read out those famous lines.

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Masala.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

Despite wanting to know so much about Lakshmibai, the movie prefers to celebrate her unabashedly without ever throwing an insight into who she really was. So we are left googling for more information!.

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Bollywoodhungama.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

On the whole, MANIKARNIKA – THE QUEEN OF JHANSI is a well-made historical with the right scale, emotional quotient and battle sequences as its highpoint. Also, Kangana Ranaut's performance is the icing on the cake. At the box office, the film comes at t.

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Koimoi.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

All said and done, Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi is a visual form of our History chapters but a very intriguing and beautiful looking one. No one could have done this better than Kangana Ranaut and she is brutally bloody beautiful! If you’re watch.

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Indiatoday.in  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

But despite Kangana's best efforts, Manikarnika fails to bring Rani Laxmibai to life in this exhausting and over-exaggerated drama. So should you watch Manikarnika? Make an informed choice. If you're a Kangana Ranaut fan, Manikarnika is THE film for yo.

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  (Jan 25, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

Overall, Manikarnika is a well-made film that highlights Kangana’s prowess as an actor. For a first time filmmaker, she undoubtedly shows spark and potential as a storyteller. Short of an epic, this larger-than-life war drama has enough valour and spiri.

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