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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is an upcoming Indian historical biographical film based on the life of the Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.[5] It is directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti. The film stars Kangana Ranaut in title role.[6]

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Manikarnika Poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed byRadha Krishna Jagarlamudi
Kangana Ranaut[1][2]
Produced byZee Studios
Kamal Jain
Nishant Pitti
Written byPrasoon Joshi (Songs & dialogues)
Screenplay byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Story byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
StarringKangana Ranaut
Atul Kulkarni
Jisshu Sengupta
Narrated byAmitabh Bachchan
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
CinematographyKiran Deohans
Gnana Shekar V.S.
Edited byRameshwar Bhagat
Suraj Jagtap
Kairos Kontent Studios
Distributed byZee Studios
Release date
  • 25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)[3]
Budget75-80 crore[4]

Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.[7] The film is scheduled to be released on 25 January 2019.[3][1]

A special screening of the film was organized by Zee Entertainment for His excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Cultural Centre on 18 January in presence of Kangana Ranaut and her team before release of the film on 25 January 2019.[8] After watching the film the President felicitated the artists and crew of the film.[9]



The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.



Sukant Panigrahy, Sriram Iyengar and Sujeet Sawant are production designers of the film. Sujeet and Sriram have also done production designing for Bajirao Mastani .[17]

Principal photography completed in October 2018.[18] By that time, only 10 days of patch work left. Krish wanted to do that patch work and to direct N. T. R. simultaneously. But after that Sonu sood was replaced by Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. With this change, the movie team was in the situation to shoot all the scenes which involved Sonu Sood again. As Krish was busy in directing NTR movie, Ranaut took over direction. Both she and Krish will receive director's credit.[19] [20] [21]


Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Soundtrack album by
Released9 January 2019 [22]
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
External audio
Full movie jukebox of Manikarnika
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube "retrieved 11 January 2019"

The film's soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. Background Score by Sanchit Balhara and Aknit Balhara, Orchestration and studio contracted by KAY-S. Philharmonic Orchestra undered by Sanchit and Ankit Balhara.

Track listing
1."Bharat"Shankar Mahadevan4:00
2."Vijayi Bhava"Shankar Mahadevan4:23
3."Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge"Sukhwinder Singh3:16
4."Rajaji"Pratibha Singh Baghel, Ravi Mishra5:17
5."Shiv Tandav"Shankar Mahadevan2:44
6."Tak Taki"Pratibha Singh Baghel4:17
7."Dankila"Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan, Arunaja3:44
8."Bharat" (ft Prasoon Joshi)Shankar Mahadevan, Prasoon Joshi3:56
Total length:31:37

Marketing and releaseEdit

The first poster was released on 15 August 2018[23]. A short official teaser of the film was released on 2 October 2018[24]. The official trailer of the film was released on 18 December 2018.[25][17]

Theatrical posters of the film were released in two languages for simultaneous release of the film in Tamil and Telugu with Hindi version on 4 January 2019.[26]

Trailers of Manikarnika:The Queen Of Jhansi in Telugu & Tamil have been released simultaneously on 4th January at Hyderabad & Chennai.[27][28][29]

Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi Official Music Launch took place on 9th January. The Video Song from Manikarnika Titled as "Vijayi Bhava" was put out for public viewing on the same day.[30] A jukebox of full film audio songs was released on YouTube on 11 January 2019.[31]

Short video teasers of dialogues and prominent scenes of the film were posted on facebook page of Zee Studios for viewers.[32]


  1. ^ a b "Sonu Sood walks out of Manikarnika after Kangana Ranaut becomes director". Filmfare. 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Manikarnika producer on Kangana Ranaut taking over as the director from krish". The Times of India. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "It's official! Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' to clash with 'Super 30' early next year - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
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  5. ^ "More co-stars for Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".
  6. ^ "Manikarnika: Kangana Ranaut to share directorial credits with Krish?". 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ Lohana, Avinash (11 May 2017). "Krish on directing Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika To Be Screened For President Kovind". NDTV. 17 January 2019.
  9. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (18 January 2019). "Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, watches #Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi... The President felicitated the team after the screening." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi: Atul Kulkarni joins the Kangana Ranaut starrer as Tatya Tope". The Indian Express.
  11. ^ Lohana, Avinash (17 April 2018). "Richard Keep: The man who takes on the Queen in Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Suresh Oberoi to play Peshwa Bajirao II in Kangna Ranaut starrer Manikarnika". Bollywood Hungama.
  13. ^ "Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi: Ankita Lokhande joins Kangana Ranaut's army as Jhalkaribai". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  14. ^ "Mishti Chakraborty: I was initially hesitant to take up secondary characters". Mumbai Mirror. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  15. ^ Srivastava, Soumya (4 September 2018), "Sonu Sood on leaving Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: Can't work with two directors on a film", Hindustan Times, retrieved 22 December 2018
  16. ^ "Taher Shabbir to play Sangram Singh in Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  17. ^ a b Sengupta, Avipsha (18 December 2018). "Trailer: Kangana As The Epic Warrior Queen Is Sure To Give You Goosebumps". desimartini. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  18. ^ "It's a wrap for Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mid Day. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
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  22. ^ "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.
  23. ^ "Manikarnika's first poster sees a fiery Kangana Ranaut charging at the enemy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Manikarnika teaser: Kangana Ranaut looks fierce as Rani of Jhansi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". YouTube.
  26. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (4 January 2019). "#Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi will also be released in #Tamil and #Telugu on 25 Jan 2019... Posters:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  27. ^ Manikarnika trailer in Telugu
  28. ^ "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Telugu Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". Zee Studio on YouTube.
  29. ^ "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Tamil Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". Zee Studio on YouTube.
  30. ^ "Vijai Bhava-Manikarnika - Kangana Ranaut - Shanker Ehsaan Loy - Prasoon Joshi". Zee Music Company on YouTube.
  31. ^ "Manikarnika - Full Movie Audio Jukebox- Kangana Ranaut - Shanker Ehsaan Loy - Prasoon Joshi". Zee Music Company on YouTube.
  32. ^ "Her motive was to serve one and all, that is what defined the future of India! Zee Studios". 17 January 2019.

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