The tales of Rani Lakshmibai's valour have enamoured Hollywood as well. Kangana Ranaut opened the year 2019, with the movie, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Now, a trailer for a new Hollywood film on the same subject has dropped on the internet. Titled, The Warrior Queen of Jhansi, the movie stars Devika Bhise playing the title role. In the first look, the movie keeps a pragmatic tone for the most part. Near the end, we do see Devika perform some furious sword fighting stunts. Also, the trailer is mostly in English, since the movie is a Hollywood product. But at one point in the footage, the characters break into Marathi, elevating the excitement.
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi also stars Jodhi May, Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Lamb, Omar Malik, R. Bhakti Klein, Arif Zakaria, and Yatin Karyekar. From the makers of The Man Who Knew Infinity, the movie has been directed by Swati Bhise.
Watch The Trailer of The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi Here:
#TheWarriorQueenofJhansi tells the true historical story of the Rani of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless, freedom fighter. In theaters 11/15. Watch the trailer NOW! pic.twitter.com/UGkjmvqQHp
— The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (@WarriorJhansi) September 16, 2019
While there is no doubt that the actors on board have put their best foot forward, the movie seems to be lacking the technical depth required to tell the story of Ran Lakshmibai properly. But judging the production value in the first look is not a parameter one should hold. So, we are still eager to watch this Hollywood-interpretation of Manikarnika.