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. 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.
|Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi|
|Directed by||Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi|
|Produced by||Zee Studios|
|Written by||Prasoon Joshi (Songs & dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||K. V. Vijayendra Prasad|
|Story by||K. V. Vijayendra Prasad|
|Narrated by||Amitabh Bachchan|
Gnana Shekar V.S.
|Edited by||Rameshwar Bhagat|
Kairos Kontent Studios
|Distributed by||Zee Studios|
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. After watching the film the President felicitated the artists and crew of the film.
- Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai (Manikarnika aka Manu)
- Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope
- Jisshu Sengupta as Gangadhar Rao
- Richard Keep as General Hugh Rose
- Suresh Oberoi as Bajirao II
- Danny Denzongpa as Ghulam Ghaus Khan
- Vaibhav Tatwawaadi as Puran Singh
- Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai
- Yash Tonk as Rao Tula Ram
- R. Bhakti Klein as Lord Canning
- Mishti as Kashibai
- Unnati Davara as Mundar
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Sadashiv 
- Rajiv Kachroo as Gul Mohamad
- Nihar Pandya as Pran Sukh Yadav
- Taher Shabbir as Sangram Singh
- Naveen Manar as TBA
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as TBA
- Manish Wadhwa as Moropant
- Nalneesh Neel as Teer Singh
Sukant Panigrahy, Sriram Iyengar and Sujeet Sawant are production designers of the film. Sujeet and Sriram have also done production designing for Bajirao Mastani .
Principal photography completed in October 2018. 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.  
|Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||9 January 2019 |
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|Full movie jukebox of Manikarnika|
|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.
|2.||"Vijayi Bhava"||Shankar Mahadevan||4:23|
|3.||"Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge"||Sukhwinder Singh||3:16|
|4.||"Rajaji"||Pratibha Singh Baghel, Ravi Mishra||5:17|
|5.||"Shiv Tandav"||Shankar Mahadevan||2:44|
|6.||"Tak Taki"||Pratibha Singh Baghel||4:17|
|7.||"Dankila"||Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan, Arunaja||3:44|
|8.||"Bharat" (ft Prasoon Joshi)||Shankar Mahadevan, Prasoon Joshi||3:56|
Marketing and releaseEdit
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. A jukebox of full film audio songs was released on YouTube on 11 January 2019.
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- "Manikarnika producer on Kangana Ranaut taking over as the director from krish". The Times of India. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
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- Lohana, Avinash (11 May 2017). "Krish on directing Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- "Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika To Be Screened For President Kovind". NDTV. 17 January 2019.
- 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. t.co/E3zN0gHPRC" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi: Atul Kulkarni joins the Kangana Ranaut starrer as Tatya Tope". The Indian Express.
- Lohana, Avinash (17 April 2018). "Richard Keep: The man who takes on the Queen in Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
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- "Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi: Ankita Lokhande joins Kangana Ranaut's army as Jhalkaribai". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
- "Mishti Chakraborty: I was initially hesitant to take up secondary characters". Mumbai Mirror. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- 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
- "Taher Shabbir to play Sangram Singh in Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- Sengupta, Avipsha (18 December 2018). "Trailer: Kangana As The Epic Warrior Queen Is Sure To Give You Goosebumps". desimartini. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "It's a wrap for Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika". Mid Day. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.
- "Manikarnika's first poster sees a fiery Kangana Ranaut charging at the enemy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- "Manikarnika teaser: Kangana Ranaut looks fierce as Rani of Jhansi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". YouTube.
- 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: t.co/YwwQgSoAv2" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Manikarnika trailer in Telugu
- "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Telugu Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". Zee Studio on YouTube.
- "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - Official Tamil Trailer - Kangana Ranaut". Zee Studio on YouTube.
- "Vijai Bhava-Manikarnika - Kangana Ranaut - Shanker Ehsaan Loy - Prasoon Joshi". Zee Music Company on YouTube.
- "Manikarnika - Full Movie Audio Jukebox- Kangana Ranaut - Shanker Ehsaan Loy - Prasoon Joshi". Zee Music Company on YouTube.
- "Her motive was to serve one and all, that is what defined the future of India! Zee Studios". 17 January 2019.