Manikarnika Movie Review: All Critics Review Round-Up

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Manikarnika Review Roundup

Consensus - Good!

'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' is a period war drama starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead role of Manikarnika. Manikarnika is directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut. The story of 'Manikarnika' revolves around Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, who fought against the Britishers. The film released on 25th January 2019, certified 'U/A' with the runtime of 148 minutes. Here we bring you all the critic reviews and ratings of 'Manikarnika'. We will keep updating this post as new critic reviews come in. ALSO SEE: Manikarnika Box Office Collection Report

Manikarnika All Critic Reviews & Ratings

It’s purposefully simplistic and stylized, structured to burnish the legend. The dialogue by Prasoon Joshi is filled with nationalistic fervor.

  • News 18 | Review By - Rajeev Masand | Rating-3/5
This is a deliberately simplistic film; an old-fashioned patriotic saga told in the broadest of strokes, and with full nationalist fervor.

Manikarnika, the queen of Jhansi, delivers exactly what was promised: a high-decibel, high-on-rhetoric hagiography of a queen who fought for her people and her land, till her last breath.

Kangana Ranaut is glorious, and the film better than Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s carnivals. But the budgetary constrains show and the impact is Amar Chitra Katha.

  • NDTV | Review By - Saibal Chatterjee | Rating-1/5
The visual effects are low-grade, the stilted dialogues reek of laziness, the onscreen performances are pedestrian and the sets have a hurriedly-erected feel.

  • Mid Day | Review By - Mayank Shekhar | Rating-3/5
Either way, there is nothing to hugely fault this film on technical competence, and indeed the scale at which it's been mounted.

  • Rediff | Review By - Sukanya Verma | Rating-2.5/5
Based on K V Vijayendra (Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan) Prasad's script, which admits to cinematic liberties, Manikarnika has ambition and passion but certainly not vision.

  • DNA | Review By - Meena Iyer | Rating-4/5
The grandeur and the detailing of the war scenes lend the movie a storybook quality and one is quite mesmerised by the scale.

  • Filmfare | Review By - Devesh Sharma | Rating-3.5/5
The war sequences are life-like and are balanced by the emotional sequences which form the core of the film.

Short of an epic, this larger-than-life war drama has enough valour and spirit to keep you engaged in these pages of history.

The numerous battle scenes furnish the bloodbath many expected this film to be. Action director deserves to be lauded for ensuring every jab, thrust and slash is delivered with optimal cinematic flourish.

MANIKARNIKA – THE QUEEN OF JHANSI is a well-made historical with the right scale, emotional quotient and battle sequences as its highpoint.

  • Gulf News | Review By - Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Rating-2.5/5
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.

Overall Average Rating - 3/5

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