Manikarnika 2019 info:-
Manikarnika 2019, The Queen of Jhansi, the film, captures the life of its 22-year-old Queen “Rani Lakshmi Bai” who refused to cede her Kingdom of Jhansi to the British Empire. She was the first woman in India’s history to fight against the British in its cry for Independence. Despite fighting a fierce battle, she was killed in combat.
Her life story and fight against the British is etched to forever become a formidable tale of bravery, valor and the strength of a woman, inspiring generations to come. The film’s lead actor, Kangana Ranaut, has been brawling off-screen too, this week warning hardline Hindu groups who have threatened to disrupt the film’s release that she would “destroy every one of them”.
Trailers for the film, which will be released in time for India’s Republic Day on 26 January, show a blood-splattered Lakshmibai wielding her sword in gory fights with red-coated British soldiers. Lakshmibai, who died aged 29 in the last battle of the rebellion at Gwalior.
has had her virtues extolled in Indian ballads, poetry, and books but not yet in the country’s popular cinema. Legends about her life say she was born into a royal court where she was trained in fighting and horse-riding along with two boys.
Manikarnika 2019 Plot:-
The film begins with the birth of Manikarnika in the ghats of Varanasi. She is raised by the Bajirao in Bithoor and her father, Moropant. A young blossoming Manu is spotted by Jhansi’s minister, Dixit-Ji, slaying a tiger. Impressed by her feat, he proposes marriage between her and the King of Maratha ruled the princely state of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao.
The marriage is celebrated and attended by the Jhansi residents among whom a loud, spunky woman named Jhalkar Bai makes her way to the front along with her husband Puran Singh to take a peek at their new queen. Sadashiv Rao is seen plotting against the king with the British officers who have promised him a part of the estate when Jhansi is conquered by the company.
Sadashiv is briefly seen side-eyeing a maid carrying holy water to the naming ceremony of the newborn, implying that he is behind the poisoning that eventually kills Damodar Rao and leaves the King weak and on his deathbed.
To have an heir for the succession of the Jhansi throne, the King decides to adopt a child. Much to Sadashiv’s dismay, his son is not adopted and instead, a civilian toddler that happens to run towards Lakshmi Bai is named the heir.
His name is changed as Lakshmi Bai instinctively calls him Damodar. Sadashiv revolts and refuses to bow down to the future queen regent Lakshmi Bai and is banished from Jhansi. After a few months, when the King Gangadhar Rao dies, the East India Company expects to apply the Doctrine of Lapse and annex the kingdom of Jhansi as it does not have a male heir.
Lakshmi Bai does not relent and refuses to accept the practices of widowhood of those times. Instead, she takes on the responsibility of the throne to fulfill her promise to her late husband. Please See More Information…….
Manikarnika 2019 Cast:-
- Kangana Ranaut as Rani Lakshmi Bai (Manikarnika aka Manu)
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Sadashiv
- 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
- Edward Sonnenblick as Captain Gordon
- 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 Mundra
- Ravi Prakash as Scindia King of Gwalior
- Rajiv Kachroo as Gul Mohamad
- Nihar Pandya as Rao Saheb Peshwa
- Taher Shabbir as Sangram Singh
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Dixit Ji
- Manish Wadhwa as Moropant
- Maneesh Neel as Teer Singh
Manikarnika 2019 Production:-
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 was completed in October 2018. By that time, only 10 days of patchwork remained.
Krish intended to do that minimal patchwork and then move on to direct N. T. R.. However, allegedly, Kangana insisted on removing Sonu Sood from the movie as she felt his strong screen presence would diminish her visibility. Sonu Sood was replaced by Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub forcing the team to shoot all the scenes involving Sonu Sood all over again.
Kangana made sure to direct those scenes herself, allegedly, to ensure her presence dominated in the movie. As Krish was busy in directing N. T. R., Ranaut took over, making her directorial debut. Both Krish and Ranaut received the director’s credit.