March 31, 2020
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi will arrive on digital and DVD May 19 from Lionsgate.
Based on the true story of Rani of Jhansi, the film follows the Indian queen who was a leading figure and symbol of resistance in the 1857 Indian rebellion against the British Empire. The legendary Rani (translation: queen) of Jhansi was a fearless freedom fighter who became a feminist icon in India. In the rebellion, the 24-year-old general led her people into battle against the British Empire, shifting the balance of power in the region — and setting in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.
Directed by Swati Bhise (one of the producers of The Man Who Knew Infinity) and co-written by Swati, her daughter Devika Bhise (Mosaic), who also stars as “Rani Lashkmi Bai,” and Olivia Emden (Hero), The Warrior Queen of Jhansi also stars Nathaniel Parker, Rupert Everett, Ben Lamb, Jodhi May and Derek Jacobi.
Special features include “The Making of The Warrior Queen of Jhansi” featurette, a photo gallery and the theatrical trailer.