Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language biographical epic action film based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi. It was directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and actress Kangana Ranaut from a screenplay by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and produced by Zee Studios, Kamal Jain, and Nishant Pitti. The film stars Ranaut in the title role.
A special screening of the film was organized by Zee Entertainment for Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Cultural Centre on 18 January in presence of Kangana Ranaut and her team before release of the film on 25 January 2019. After watching the film the President felicitated the artists and crew of the film.
The film was released on 3700 screens in 50 countries worldwide in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on January 25, 2019. The film performed well internationally. The film opened to positive critical response. The film was selected for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Asia’s largest film event.