The announcement was made by Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter. “Trailer out tomorrow… New poster of #Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi… Stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead… Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut… 25 Jan 2019 release… #ManikarnikaTrailer,” he tweeted.
He also unveiled the first look of Jisshu Sengupta’s character Raja Gangadhar Rao, who looks all kinds of royal standing in front of a throne sporting a traditional outfit, turban, sword in his hand, jewellery and a moustache.
#ManikarnikaTrailer out tomorrow… New poster of #Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi… Featuring Atul Kulkarni… Stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead… Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut… 25 Jan 2019 release. pic.twitter.com/AeWPqLz9pB
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 17, 2018
Several first look posters of the cast were unveiled recently by the makers on social media. The teaser of the film had released two months back and it opened with a voice-over by megastar Amitabh Bachchan who narrates the story of Queen Manikarnika’s rebellion against the British.
The first poster of ‘Manikarnika‘ was released on August 15, 2018 which showed Kangana as a fierce fighter, riding a horse with her son tied to her back. A short official teaser was later unveiled on October 2, 2018. The teaser boasted of extravagant sets and elaborate costumes.
Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika‘ will transform as the people’s queen who leads them in the face of adversity and suppression inflicted by the coloniser East India Company. The movie is based on the life of the warrior queen of Jhansi and her struggles. It also features Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope and Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkarbai.
It is all set to arrive on the big screens on January 25, 2019.