The film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is one of the awaited films in Bollywood. Starring Kangana Ranaut in the role of Rani Laxmibai, the expectations have already been raised high. Although the film releases in next year April, the buzz around the poster, the first looks and the teaser was much in headlines. As the teaser released on October 2, people were praises for the power-packed role of the actress. But if you observe closely, you will see a lot of similarities with other drama films of Bollywood. The 2-minute long teaser has some scenes striking similar to that of other epics like Baahubali, Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani. Manikarnika Teaser Has Got Hilarious Responses With Jokes and Memes Made on Kangana's Fierce Character, Check Funny Tweets.
There are few epic films in Bollywood which leave a mark. There is a magnanimity in terms of the sets, costumes or the VFX effects to give that feel. The initial reactions to Manikarnika teaser even compared it to Thugs of Hindostan. Especially with the use of the VFX, people did find some similarities among the two.
Check some similar scenes of Manikarnika with other Epic Films
Manikarnika's Entry Scene vs Devasana's Entry in Baahubali 2
Kangana's sword slits through the flag of England to show her very first look. In the film Bahubali 2, Anushka Shetty as Devasana also reveals her face, by sliting a white piece of cloth.
Manikarnika sitting on the throne vs Shivagami in Bahubali
The first impression of watching Kangana Ranaut sitting on the throne with her child is so strikingly similar to Baahubali- The Beginning's scene of Shivagami with the child. The feel of the set, the lights and the entire scene is so similar that it just cannot go ignored without comparison.
Manikarnika shooting a firearm vs Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmaavat
In Manikarnika's teaser, Kangana is seen shooting a firearm at the enemy and if you see closely the trailer of Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor has a similar scene. Now there is no doubt that war techniques will be similar in epic dramas but the way it is pictured looks similar.
Manikarnika's sword fight vs Mastani's sword practice in Bajirao Mastani
Any war film is driven by the power-packed fight scenes. It is an important element of the film but look through the teaser and you cannot help but bring back Deepika Padukone's practice in Bajirao Mastani. The jump especially is far from innovative.
Check Mastani's sword fight
If you are an ardent film lover of such historical epics, then these things will resonate. More than the scenes, the look and the feel in terms of the sets and the lighting has striking resemblance with each other too. We do not undermine the work of any of the artists behind this film, but when there is so much in common, we cannot ignore it too.
Watch video of the entire teaser of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
What did you feel about the trailer of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi? Did you too find any similarities? Do let us know in the comments section.