Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Manikarnika

Kangana missed a key lesson in her Manikarnika film. Now she’s lost support of the Jhalkari Bais

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Kangana Ranaut can’t become Manikarnika. She lost the support of millions of Jhalkari Bais

Kangana must only rewatch Manikarnika to know where she went wrong. Especially the five-minute role of one of the Jhansi commanders, Jhalkari Bai.

Kesari sees Akshay Kumar’s rebirth as an action hero as the actor dies

We are all well aware of Akshay Kumar’s knack for taking on social themes, but in Kesari he delivers an entire syllabus on social and political justice.

Have a slew of recent Bollywood films changed the way Indians view war?

After the Pulwama terror attacks, many Indians are clamouring for ‘revenge’ and ‘war’ against Pakistan. Recent Bollywood films like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Manikarnika and Padmaavat have glamorised the battlefield.

Kangana Ranaut & Anupam Kher target liberals, but their patriotic act falls flat

The Kangana Ranauts and Anupam Khers of the world, cloaked in an armour of fiery jingoism, are immune from any scrutiny.

Kangana Ranaut is Ms Bharat on the warpath, with cow and contempt in her armour

The 'Queen' is angry at Bollywood's snub of Manikarnika and is out to expose everyone.

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika fails Dalit warrior Jhalkaribai with 5 min role and ‘item’ song

So fleeting is Jhalkaribai’s mention in Manikarnika that if you are distracted even for a minute, you may miss her.

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika is your guide to becoming a good Bharatiya

Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika is high on nationalism, and low on content.

Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika is the perfect Bharat Mata for Modi’s India

In Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut the actor and Kangana Ranaut the patriot have merged.

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