Manikarnika is with Kangana Ranaut in the lead role as Queen of Jhansi, is set to release on January 25, Friday. The film is directed by Kangana and Krish. It has made at a budget of Rs.125 Cr and deals with the life of Queen Lakshmibai, one of the leaders of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The timing of the release ensures that movie fans get their dose of patriotism on the eve of Republic day. This film is special as it is one of the first films about a woman freedom fighter, a woman warrior who played an important role in India’s path to freedom. Kangana is said to have played her role with elan.
The teaser of the film has been doing the rounds since October and seems impressive.
After watching the screening of the film, Veteran actor Manoj Kumar remarked that Kangana Ranaut ‘was born to play Rani Laxmibai.’ This is huge praise for the actor coming as it is from an actor who excelled in making patriotic films and earned the name ‘Mr. Bharat’.
Besides Kangana, others in the film include Ankita Lokhande,Richard Keep, Jisshu Sengupta, Danny Denzongpa and Suresh Oberoi among others.