Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi – Review

Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi – Review

Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut have directed this movie. Now, we aren’t sure who has directed which of those portions, so let’s credit both of them. The direction is pretty smooth as far as the story is concerned. Given that it could’ve been better with a few more absorbing sequences.

None of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s songs apart from Vijayi Bhava really seem necessary in the script. The pace could’ve been tighter without the songs. The background score by Sanchit & Ankit Balhara is highly impactful. It’s all what a story like this demands.

Kangana Ranaut is boisterous! She’s so energetic that at times it’s too much. But she eventually settles down in her character and that’s when the movie starts becoming entertaining. There is a diction problem in some dialogues but her animated appearance covers up everything.

Supporting cast should have been stronger! There are a lot of talented people doing very average jobs. Jisshu Sengupta has a passable performance. Ankita Lokhande impresses a lot being fierce, fiery and caring at the same time. Kulbhushan Kharbanda is just about decent and Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub is wasted yet again. Richard Keep as General Hugh Rose manages to look badass but that’s about it, his character could’ve been a lot more intriguing.

The Queen Of Jhansi is a visual form of our History chapters but a very intriguing and beautiful looking one. No one could have done this better than Kangana Ranaut and she is brutally bloody beautiful! If you’re watching this, watch it on a big screen.

The polished action sequences, Kangana Ranaut’s valorous attempt at doing something beyond our vision & a background score that fills up the powerhouse.

Rating: 7/10

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