Kangana Ranaut's much-awaited movie 'Manikarnika' which celebrates the extraordinary story of the queen who laid down her life at the age of 30, finally hit the screens Friday. The plot promises a story of courage, strength, and determination. Check out a few reasons why you should be seeing the flick:
» The period drama based on the life of the queen of Jhansi Rani Laxmi Bai is speculated to outsmart 'Baahubali' and 'Thugs of Hindostan' in technical pre-eminence and visual marvel.
» As the movie is being directed by Krish, a popular Telugu filmmaker, the Tollywood audience are sitting with fingers crossed and eagerly waiting for its release.
» 'Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi' brings to us a furious, ferocious and feral Kangana Ranaut, who tells the 'gora log', "We both want Jhansi. But you want to rule. I want to serve."
» The story is written by none other than Vijayendra Prasad, who scripted films like Baahubali and Bhaag, Milka Bhaag. And for those who are not in the know, Vijayendra Prasad is the father of one of the most successful directors of our times, SS Rajamouli.
» As the film revolves around the struggle for independence, film buffs and history enthusiasts across the country are expected to take the flick to their hearts.
» Ranaut and producer Kamal Jain has chose Hollywood action choreographer Nick Powell after looking at his action work in 'Gladiator' (2000) and 'The Last Samurai (2003)'.
» Within three days of its release, the trailer of 'Manikarnika' had got more than 1.5 crore viewers on YouTube.
Earlier Powell said that he designed the sequences keeping with 19th-century setting of the biopic. "I had to be correct in terms of artillery used in that era. So all my action had to be centered around horse riding and sword fighting. Kangana insisted on doing all the action herself. The idea was to show a warrior who had been learning the ropes since a young age. Kangana practised sword fighting for eight hours a day and convincingly pulled off each stunt. I have worked with the likes of Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt but she gave me a unique experience. There were times when she pulled off smoother stunts than Tom Cruise", he remarked.