Movie Warrior Queen in New Zealand cinemas from July 29: Click here for cinemas and show timings
A tale of women’s empowerment, WARRIOR QUEEN of tells the true story of Lakshmi bai, the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857.
- Director: Swati Bhise
- Written by: Swati Bhise and Devika Bhise
- Produced by: Swati Bhise and Charles Salmon
- Starring: Devika Bhise, Rupert Everett, Nathaniel Parker, Derek Jacob, Jodhi May, Ben Lamb
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi tells the true story of the legendary Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi (झांसी की रानी), a feminist icon in India and a fearless freedom fighter. In 1857 India, this 24-year old General led her people into battle against the British Empire earning the reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East. This real-life Wonder Woman’s 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.
WARRIOR QUEEN tells the story of Lakshmibai, the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857. From Queen Elizabeth to Queen Victoria, two-and-a half-centuries of East India Company rule will be reversed by its attempt to crush India’s Warrior Queen. Lakshmibai is known as one of the most prominent figures within the independence movement of India. The passion to free her province from colonial rule led this young woman to become one of the greatest generals of the Indian army and to go down in history for her bravery, strategic acumen, and as a force to reckon with by the East India Company and the British Raj. WARRIOR QUEEN is the story of the woman who lived, fought and died for the freedom of her people.