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The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019)



Critic Consensus: The Warrior Queen of Jhansi has a fascinating real-life character at its center, but her story is ill-served by this heavy-handed adaptation.

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THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF JHANSI tells the true historical story of the Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless, freedom fighter -- a real-life Wonder Woman who earned a reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East when in 1857 India, as a 24-year old General, she led her people into battle against the British Empire. Her insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.

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Devika Bhise
as Rani Lakshmibai
Rupert Everett
as Sir Hugh Rose
Nathaniel Parker
as Sir Robert Hamilton
Ben Lamb
as Major Robert Ellis
Jodhi May
as Queen Victoria
Derek Jacobi
as Lord Palmerston

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11)

Altogether it's a rousing, passionate bit of film-making on a reasonably epic scale, with a cast of hundreds deployed for some big dusty battle scenes, which are duly impressive.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's little doubt that Rani's story is an engaging and undertold chapter of history, but The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is not the best way to tell it.

December 3, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Devika is sincere in her portrayal in a simplified narrative that does little more than follow the form of a school essay on the Indian warrior queen.

December 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The pounding hooves that whisk us through the pre-credit montage recall the manner of storytelling audiences lapped up throughout the '60s, but which is now the stuff that Hallmark Channel dramas are made of.

November 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Swati Bhise's old-fashioned historical epic is sincere but unexciting.

November 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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One wonders how Everett got mixed up in this mess.

November 15, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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