Manikarnika - Kangana does a Manoj Kumar

Updated: Apr 9

“Bundele harbolo ke muh humney suni kahaani thi, Khoob ladi mardani woh to Jhansi wali rani thi”

As u can infer from my remembering my ICSE Hindi poem, I just saw Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi starring Rangana Herath ( a running joke between my son and I where we interchange the Sri Lankan bowler with Kangana Ranaut in the opposite context). It’s her show all the way (she is even credited with direction) and is pretty much what you expect from a movie on Republic Day - patriotic fervor, chants of Har Har Mahadev, and a guaranteed tax free status in Maharashtra for showing statue of CSM (twice). The first 45 mins are slow as they build her background and have 4 songs. Approaching interval things pick up steam and then the second half sustains the action.

Will leave u with a couple of points to ponder about Hindi cinema 1)Why do the Brits talk to each other in Hindi? 2)What will happen to voice-overs after Amitabh Bachchan passes away?


January 24, 2019

9 views

Recent Posts

See All

Sadak 2 - road to perdition

On a scale of Baaghi 3 to Kalank to Saaho, the Mahesh Bhatt misdirected Sadak 2, the 29 years later sequel that literally not a single one of the 7 billion souls on God's good Earth was asking for, fa

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl - wings of desire

If seeing the movie title you are expecting a rah-rah jingoistic "How's the josh?" offering for Indian Independence Day, think again. There are no bearded Muslims shouting Allah-o-Akbar. Manoj Kumar v

©2020 by Bole to Filmi. Proudly created with Wix.com