Read the Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Movie Reviews Starring Kangana Ranaut, Atul Kulkarni, Jisshu Sengupta.
Manikarnika Reviews
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Manikarnika Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Kangana Ranaut
Writer: K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, Prasoon Joshi
Genre: Period Drama
Release Date: 25 January, 2019

Raja Sen | Hindustan Times: 3/5
Kangana Ranaut is glorious, but the budgetary constrains show and the overall impact is Amar Chitra Katha ... Full Review

Ronak Kotecha | Times of India: 3.5/5
Manikarnika is a well-made film that highlights Kangana’s prowess as an actor. For a first time filmmaker, she undoubtedly shows spark and potential as a storyteller ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5
What keeps us with Manikarnika is Rani Ranaut, who in her best moments, owns her part, the narrative, and the screen ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5
MANIKARNIKA – THE QUEEN OF JHANSI is a well-made historical with the right scale, emotional quotient and battle sequences as its highpoint. Also, Kangana Ranaut's performance is the icing on the cake ... Full Review

Priyanka Sinha Jha | News18: 3.5/5
Manikarnika, is a brave attempt at resurrecting the legend of a heroic Indian Queen, a feat that it accomplishes ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 1/5
Kangana Ranaut's Soulless Film Reduces Laxmi Bai To A Stunt Queen ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3.5/5
The polished action sequences, Kangana Ranaut’s valorous attempt at doing something beyond our vision & a background score that fills up the powerhouse ... Full Review

Ganesh Nadar | Rediff: 4/5
Prasoon Joshi's dialogues are meant to make you feel patriotic and they do. The direction concentrates on the queen and everyone else is a prop ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 1.75/5
Kangana Ranaut is born to be an action star, but she needs to evolve as a director. Rani Lakshmibai was a great woman. She deserves better than a poorly written film that chooses to use her for its own self-serving ends ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 4/5
Even today, an important chapter in Indian history tomes is dedicated to the Queen of Jhansi. Watch her story unfold in this lavishly-mounted screen spectacle ... Full Review

Lakshana N Palat | India Today: 3/5
But despite Kangana's best efforts, Manikarnika fails to bring Rani Laxmibai to life in this exhausting and over-exaggerated drama ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Deccan Chronicle: 2/5
Rani Laxmi Bai deserved better. The problem is in the film’s writing, and direction. There is no fluidity to the story-telling ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 3/5
The film is not, in any way, a naturalistic or layered retelling. It’s purposefully simplistic and stylized, structured to burnish the legend ... Full Review

Jyoti Dwivedi | Live Hindustan: 2/5
कंगना रनौत ने जब अपनी पिछली फिल्म ‘सिमरन’के लेखन में हाथ आजमाया था, तो बात कुछ बनी नहीं थी। इस बार उन्होंने फिल्म ‘मणिकर्णिका’ के निर्देशन में हाथ आजमाया है। इस बार भी नतीजा वही रहा है। ... Full Review

Parag Chaphekar | Jagran: 3/5
कुलमिलाकर मणिकर्णिका एक ऐतिहासिक फिल्म है जो रानी लक्ष्मीबाई की साहस, बलिदान और उनकी शौर्यगाथा को बखूबी बड़े परदे पर दर्शाती है। महान नहीं लेकिन भव्य फिल्म है जिसे जरूर देखा जा सकता था। ... Full Review

Shubha Shetty Saha | Bhaskar: 3.5/5
दमदार है Kangana Ranaut की एक्टिंग, Ankita Lokhande भी जीतेंगी दिल, लेकिन कमजोर है 'मणिकर्णिका' का पहला हाफ ... Full Review

Shibaji Roychoudhury | Times Now News: 4/5
Manikarnika has many moments of genius and enough fire to keep you glued to the screen. Kangana’s performance as the iconic Rani of Jhansi is worth every penny spent ... Full Review

Troy Ribeiro | Sify: 2.5/5
Kangana shines in a superfluous narrative. Manikarnika is awe inspiring due to its grandeur but fails to touch the emotional chord in your heart ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 2.5/5
The problem in Manikarnika is not that Kangana Ranaut isn’t good. She is goddamn hard to look away from. Her stance and body language complement action sequences. Everything, including sword swagger, is perfect. In emotional scenes too, Kangana is exceptional. But everything and everyone else around her seem to be crumbling ... Full Review

Anita Iyer | Khaleej Times: 3.5/5
The film makes up for lack of grandeur, if any, with strong characters, powerful dialogues by Prasoon Joshi and a screenplay with a deft touch, rarely going over-the-top ... Full Review

R.M. Vijayakar | India West: 3.5/5
Overall, the film makes for a good watch, as it is a sincere effort. If the flaws and shortfalls had been corrected, it would have been a repeat-value, memorable epic ... Full Review

Pavni Jain | India TV: 2.5/5
Kangana Ranaut’s directorial craft is okay; Ankita Lokhande impresses ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: 2/5
Manikarnika is the sum of what it’s saying – it doesn’t have visual stratagems strong enough to distract the viewer. It lacks the intricate design of Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat and the muscular drive of Baahubali, only coming to life when it borrows the bloody graphic-novel look of Zack Snyder films ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 3/5
The battle scenes are impressive, and the film is lacking neither in vision nor scale ... Full Review

Anwesha Madhukalya | Business Today: 3/5
Kangana Ranaut as the fierce Rani Laxmibai, is mostly on point, but there are times when she falls flat ... Full Review

Hannah Rachel Abraham | The Week: 3/5
Ranaut is undoubtedly magnificent as the titular character. She brings a righteous anger and otherworldly fury to the character, who is mostly portrayed as perfect to such a level that it blurs the line between reality and fantasy ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: 2/5
A flat retelling of the legend of Jhansi Ki Rani that aims at stoking nationalism but reduces the story to mere platitudes ... Full Review

Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Reuters: 3/5
Kangana Ranaut does her best. She is awkward and stilted as the demure bride but comes into her own as the warrior queen. She adds a swagger to her stride and a steely determination to her demeanour that are hard not to cheer for. She is the only thing that make this film worth a watch ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | India Glitz: 2.75/5
Overall, Manikarnika is a good watch for people who love history and have longed to see one of their history book characters come alive ... Full Review

Sonali Kokra | Arre: 1.5/5
The overdone theatrics could have been ignored if the movie had been about a lesser hero. Rani Laxmibai’s valour doesn’t need crutches or hammy plot devices; what it needed was a richness of detail that has eluded the stories of women warriors in history ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 2.5/5
The period film appears exaggerated at times, but Ranaut cuts a commanding presence. If you are a fan of warrior epic that’s solely Ranaut’s battlefield, this one is for you. Others can safely duck this nationalism-fuelled saga ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | Huffington Post: 2.5/5
For that broader theme alone, and for Ranaut’s terrific performance, one is tempted to discount the several shortcomings of Manikarnika, a film that’s worth watching, one that celebrates the legacy of a courageous woman who remained relentless in her quest for the country’s freedom ... Full Review