Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary: We all have grown up reading this poem, ‘We heard the story of Bundele Harbol’s mouth, a lot of fought mardani, she was a queen of Jhansi’. These are those lines, only after listening to which indomitable courage and strength starts flowing in us. An unseen picture of Maharani Lakshmibai challenging the enemies is drawn in front of us. A picture of Lakshmibai often goes viral on social media and it is claimed that this is the picture of Lakshmibai. We do not know how true this claim is, but attempts have been made many times to show Laxmibai from small to big screen. According to history, Lakshmibai Veergati was attained on 18 June 1857 while fighting the British. On her martyrdom day, let us tell you about those films and serials, with the help of which the life of the heroine was presented on the small and big screen.
There have been many brave women in our country who have sacrificed their lives laughingly for the defense and honor of their country. But the most popular is Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Even today, the title of Rani of Jhansi is given to any sharp woman or girl. Such a personality has also attracted filmmakers a lot and the heroic story of Lakshmibai has been shown through films and TV serials.
The help of 6 writers for the historical facts of Rani Laxmibai
Sohrab Modi, who made films like ‘Mirza Ghalib’, made the film ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ in 1953 on the life of Rani Laxmibai. It is said that in making this film based on the novel of Vrindavan Lal Varma, Sohrab took the help of about 6 writers to keep the historical facts correct and for the screenplay of the film. Not only this, the role of Laxmibai was played by his wife Mehtab, while Sohrab himself was in the role of Rajguru.
‘The Tiger And The Flame’
When Sohrab Modi prepared to make this film, the biggest difficulty was technical support. At that time there was no revolution in film making in India. So Sohrab took the help of Hollywood’s famous cinematographer Ernest Haller and the editing was done by Russell Alloyd. In America, this film was released in English under the name of ‘The Tiger and the Flame’. The star cast was the same but the language of the film was English. This film is considered to be the classical film of Hindi cinema.
‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’
Now talk about the film for which Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut had worked hard. A memes related to the making of the film often goes viral. ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ was released in the year 2019. Kangana played the role of Rani of Jhansi and also directed. The story of the film was written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of ‘Bahubali’. There was a lot of controversy about this film with a very expensive budget. In ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, the story of Rani Lakshmibai’s childhood to marriage and war with the British is shown. The film was released in 50 countries around the world and in Tamil, Telugu including Hindi. It is said that about 150 years old weapons were used in the film.
‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ TV Serial
Apart from the film, a TV serial was also made on the saga of the sacrifice and courage of the Rani of Jhansi, which was very much liked by the audience. In the year 2009, the serial ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ was telecast. Made under the direction of Jitendra Srivastava, this serial was also very much discussed. The audience still remembers the stunning face of Ulka Gupta, who played the childhood character of Rani Laxmibai aka Manu. Due to the strong performance of Meteor, the TRP of this show also increased a lot. Later, when Kritika Sengar was cast in the role of young Laxmibai, it seemed that only Laxmibai had come down. Kritika also did justice to this serial.
Poems of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
On the martyrdom day of Maharani Laxmibai, who jumped into the battlefield to save Jhansi from the British and tied her adopted son on her back, we make you read some lines of the classic poem written by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, a conscious poet of national consciousness, which you-hum childhood. Listening from and today’s generation also likes it.
‘The dynasties that rose to the throne had raised their eyebrows, there was a new youth again in old India too.
Everyone had recognized the cost of the lost freedom, everyone had decided to do away with Firangi.
In the seventeenth century, that sword was old, we heard the story in the mouth of the Bundele Harbols.
She was a queen of Jhansi, fought a lot, she was a queen of Jhansi.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 18, 2022, 06:00 IST