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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is an upcoming Indian epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. It is being directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti. Kangana Ranaut plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai. Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.[3] Initially, the film was scheduled to release on 27 April 2018 but was postponed to be released in 25 January 2019.[1] In August 2018, Ranaut took over the project as director.[4]

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Manikarnika Poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed by Krish
Kangana Ranaut
Produced by Zee Studios
Kamal Jain
Nishant Pitti
Written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad (Story)
Prasoon Joshi (Songs)
Screenplay by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Starring Kangana Ranaut
Music by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Cinematography Gnana Shekar V.S.
Edited by Suraj Jagtap
Rama Krishna Arram
Kairos Kontent Studios & EaseMyTrip
Distributed by Zee Studios
Release date
  • 25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 200 crore (US$28 million)[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.



With a production budget of 200 crore (US$28 million), it is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. Sriram Kannnan Iyengar and Sujeet Subhash Sawant are the production designers for the film.[citation needed]


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