Manikarnika trailer launch: Bollywood’s tribute to Rani LaxmiBai — an epitome of courage

[dropcap]Z[/dropcap]ee Studios on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce the launch of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika, “Experience and relive the proudest chapter in our history. Presenting the epitome of a warrior, a mother and a Queen.”

The trailer opens with an introduction to the scenario when the British wanted to capture Jhansi, and the king was in need of a successor. The following scenes show us glimpses of Manikarnika’s warrior skills and her efficiency with the sword. We also see how she got married Gangadhar Rao and came to Jhansi and got renamed as Laxmi.

The trailer repeats the fact that the British are the enemy to the nation over and over again. The fight sequences, as apparent from the trailer, do not seem to be very appealing as any viewer could point out how the VFX work could have been better. From the trailer, one can figure out the entire story of the film, since very little is left to imagination.

Shankar Mahadevan renders a song from the Manikarnika album, which has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and its lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi.

Manikarnika is also the seventh Indian film to have an IMAX release. The IMAX release of the film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

The historical period drama features Kangana Ranaut in the titular role and also stars Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope, Jisshu Sengupta as Gangadhar Rao, Suresh Oberoi as Bajirao II, Danny Denzongpa as Ghulam Ghaus Khan, Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai and Yash Tonk as Rao Tula Ram among others.

Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain, Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi will release on 25th January 2019. The film will also be releasing in Tamil and Telugu.