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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 Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.[3] It is directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti. Kangana Ranaut plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai. Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.[4] The film is scheduled to be released on 25 January 2019.[1][5]

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Manikarnika Poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed byKrish
Kangana Ranaut
Produced byZee Studios
Kamal Jain
Nishant Pitti
Written byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad (Story)
Prasoon Joshi (Songs)
Screenplay byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
StarringKangana Ranaut
Jisshu Sengupta
Atul Kulkarni
Narrated byAmitabh Bachchan
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
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)[1]
Running time
175 minutes
Budget125 crore[2]



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.



Sriram Kannnan Iyengar and Sujeet Subhash Sawant are the production designers for the film.[citation needed] Principal photography completed in October 2018.[10]


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.

Marketing and releaseEdit

The first poster was released on 15 August 2018 in which Kangana Ranaut looked as Rani Lakshmi Bai which show her and her son tied to her back.[11]

A short official teaser of the film was released on 2 October 2018.[12]


  1. ^ a b "It's official! Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' to clash with Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' early next year - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
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  3. ^ "More co-stars for Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".
  4. ^ Lohana, Avinash (11 May 2017). "Krish on directing Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Sonu Sood walks out of Manikarnika after Kangana Ranaut becomes director".
  6. ^ "Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi: Atul Kulkarni joins the Kangana Ranaut starrer as Tatya Tope". The Indian Express.
  7. ^ "Suresh Oberoi to play Peshwa Bajirao II in Kangna Ranaut starrer Manikarnika". Bollywood Hungama.
  8. ^ "Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi: Ankita Lokhande joins Kangana Ranaut's army as Jhalkaribai". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  9. ^ "Taher Shabbir to play Sangram Singh in Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  10. ^ "It's a wrap for Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mid Day. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Manikarnika's first poster sees a fiery Kangana Ranaut charging at the enemy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Manikarnika teaser: Kangana Ranaut looks fierce as Rani of Jhansi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.


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