digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Ek Veer Stree Ki Kahaani... Jhansi Ki Rani
Genre Historical drama
Soap opera
Written by Rajesh Saksham
Ila Dutta Bedi
Malavika Asthana
Mairaj Zaidi
Directed by Jitendra Srivastava
Dharmesh Shah[1]
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 520
Production
Executive producer(s) Tanveer Alam
Producer(s) Abhimanyu Singh
Cinematography Deepak Pandey
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Contiloe Telefilms
Broadcast
Original channel Zee TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 18 August 2009 (2009-08-18) – 19 June 2011 (2011-06-19)
External links
Official website

Ek Veer Stree Ki Kahaani... Jhansi Ki Rani ( English: The Story of a Brave Woman... The Queen of Jhansi) is an Indian historical drama based on the life of Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi. The series was directed by Jitendra Srivastava and written by Rajesh Saksham, Ila Dutta Bedi, Malavika Asthana and Mairaj Zaidi. It premiered on 18 August 2009 on Zee TV with Ulka Gupta playing Queen Lakshmi Bai. On 8 June 2010, the story moved on several years and Kratika Sengar portrayed the Queen from there on. The show's last episode aired on 19 June 2011.

Plot[edit]

Jhansi Ki Rani starts with Manikarnika (Manu) at the age of 14. She lives with her father Moropant Tambe who is a Pandit in the court of Peshwa Baji Rao II and Nana Saheb in Bithoor. She is trained in the arts of war by Tatya Tope . She hates to see the British ruling India and is a threat to them. She takes the form of Kranti Guru to tackle them. She becomes a rival to the British official named Manson, who creates various troubles for her. A marriage proposal from Jhansi's Maharaja Ganghadar Rao Newalkar arrives and is accepted, and her life changed from a normal woman to a Maharaja's wife, and her name changed to Lakshmi Bai. At Jhansi, a servant named Moti Bai is working secretly with a British officer named Captain Fraser, but she changed sides after meeting Rani. Another officer named Marshal is sent and kills Prachi – Baji Rao's daughter – only to be killed by Kranti Guru as revenge. The Maharaja finds out that Kranti Guru is Rani and weakens their relationship. He makes a deal with a British officer to not blame Kranti Guru for Marshal's death under the condition that he hands over Samar Singh, a friend of Rani's. Rani saves Samar but is expelled by the Maharaja.

Outside Jhansi, she sees how the British are mistreating the people in villages and persuades the villagers of fighting the British. There she finds Samar Singh who helps her and Karma who wants to kill the Maharaja first as he blames everything on him. The British officer Captain Martin is sent there who promises Karma leadership of the villages if he works for them, but then stabs Karma in the back. Rani saves Karma and he becomes an ally. Martin challenges Rani – disguised as a man named Raja – to fight against a mad man and Raja wins the fight, but it's revealed that she is Rani. The Maharaja then accepts her back as the Maharani and Martin retires, so Captains Malcom and Ross are sent in his stead.

After several failed attempts to kill the Maharaja, Captain Nelson is sent there as well, who kills Ross to frame Samar Singh and hangs him. Meanwhile, Baji Rao is severely ill in Bithoor and Rani goes there and he dies while Manson tries to conquer Bithoor Fort. Rani starts a battle where she emerges victorious and cuts off Manson's leg. Rani then gives birth to Damodar Rao and adopts Anand Rao as well. Nelson kills Damodar and Ali Bahadur kills the Maharaja and Captain Hamilton is sent to Jhansi to conquer it. Rani renames Anand Damodar and wages war against the East India Company and the rebellion of 1857 breaks out.[clarification needed] Hamilton makes Jhansi and the city of Orchha go to war against each other as the queen of Orchha, Ladai Sarkar, thinks of the British as an ally and holds a personal grudge against Jhansi. Rani wins the battle and returns to a conquered Jhansi, which she reclaims after threatening the life of the 1st Earl of Dalhouise, but Nelson responds by framing her for the death of King of Mot, and Ladai Sarkar – who turned out to be the King's sister-in-law – captured Rani only to be stabbed in the back by Nelson.[clarification needed] In the prison cell, the two queens become allies and after escaping, Rani kills Nelson, and as a replacement, Queen Victoria sends General Hugh Henry Rose there, who helps Hamilton capture prince Damodar.

After Rani saved her son's life she kills Hamilton, but Hugh Rose attacks Jhansi Fort with his army, where many of her loyal followers and allies – Guass Khan, Karma, Moropant Tambe, Jhalkaribai, Ladai Sarkar, Kashi, Vahini Saheb – die, Bithoor is conquered and King Nana Saheb fled to Nepal, and Rani herself gets shot and killed by Captain Gall.

Cast[edit]

Indians[edit]

Ulka Gupta portrayed Lakshmi Bai as a teen till 8 June 2010
Kratika Sengar portrayed Rani Lakshmi Bai as an adult from 8 June 2010

English[edit]

  • Ben Kaplan as John Lang
  • Gary Richardson as The Earl of Dalhousie
  • Thomas Munro as Hugh Henry Rose
  • David Steele as Captain Mac
  • Edward Sonnenblick as Captain James Manson/ Captain John W. Nelson
  • Ramona Sav as Rose Nelson
  • David Steele as Gall
  • Vikas Verma as Marshall/ Captain Robert Hamilton
  • Alexx ONell as Major Robert W. Ellis
  • Ganpat Roa as Captain Malcolm
  • Samuel Brown as Captain Ross
  • Simon Fraser as Captain Fraser
  • Glen David Short as Commissioner Wilson
  • Robin Pratt as Sir Moreland (Commissioner of Kanpur)
  • Suzanne Bernert as Mistress Moreland

Other broadcast versions[edit]

  • The serial currently[when?] airs free to air on Dangal
  • An Arabic dubbed version is broadcasting on Zee Alwan since 19 September 2012 under the name "ملكة جانسي" Arabic for "Malikat Jhansi; Queen of Jhansi".
  • The Hindi version of the serial with English subtitles debuted on Zee TV USA and ATN Canada on 10 October 2011 and ended c. August 2013.
  • The drama was dubbed in Kurdish as "شاژنی جانسی" Kurdish for "Shajni Jhansi;Queen of Jhansi" on Kurdish satellite channel Kurdsat in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The language of the drama in Sorani dialect of Kurdish language.
  • Jhansi Ki Rani has been dubbed in Marathi and this version started airing on 31 October 2011; it was broadcast on Zee Marathi as Jhansichi Rani.
  • The drama was dubbed in Tamil as Jhansi Rani and broadcast on Zee Tamil . The Tamil version of the drama came to an end on 27 January 2012.
  • The drama was dubbed in Telugu as Veera Naari Jhansi Lakshmi and broadcast on Zee Telugu . This Telugu version came to an end on 4 February 2012.

Reception[edit]

Historical accuracy[edit]

The drama was praised for the historical accuracy of the dresses and ornaments worn by the characters. However, doubts were raised on the authenticity of "Ek Veer Stree Ki Kahani... Jhansi Ki Rani" by some historians. Jhansi-based historian Professor Jawaharlal Kanchan protested that the drama is playing with history and providing incorrect information to young minds.[3] Dr A. K. Pandey, director, State Museum, Jhansi states, "makers of the serial should understand that they cannot distort historical facts just for the sake of TRPs."[1]

Reactions from orthodox viewers[edit]

Certain reactions from orthodox Indian viewers and historians were negative. The director of the State Museum (Dr A. K. Pandey) at Jhansi states, "Rani Lakshmi Bai is like a goddess to us and seeing her story presented in a distorted manner is painful. Showing intimate bedroom scenes of Jhansi ki Rani is also unacceptable." Dharmesh Shah, the director of the drama defends the protests[clarification needed] by pointing out, "The British ruled that any kingdom without an heir would be annexed by the East India Company. So Rani Laxmi Bai wanted an heir, because of which we were required to show those intimate scenes. There is no need of creating a hullabaloo."[1]

Awards[edit]

2010 Zee Gold Awards[4]
  • Best Videography(Fiction) - Deepak Pandey
  • 'Best Art Direction - Sandesh Gondhalekar
  • Best Editing
  • Performer of the Year - Ulka Gupta
2010 FICCI Award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sumit Jha (18 August 2010). "Jhansi Ki Rani in trouble – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Siddiqui, A. U. (2004). Indian Freedom Movement in Princely States of Vindhya Pradesh. Northern Book Centre, New Delhi. pp. 44.
  3. ^ [1] The bone of contention for Prof Kanchan is an episode which shows Rani Laxmi Bai wounded by enemy soldiers while on a visit to a hilltop temple in Jhansi. "And despite being hurt she visits the temple. But there is no historical evidence of such an incident and neither is there any such hilltop temple in Jhansi," he points out.
  4. ^ "Zee TV Official Website: Zee TV Shows, Zee TV Serials Online, Videos". zeetv.com. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Zee TV Official Website: Zee TV Shows, Zee TV Serials Online, Videos". zeetv.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhansi_Ki_Rani_(TV_series) — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
4357 videos foundNext > 

Jhansi Ki Rani Title Song

This Is The Title Song Of The Series "Jhansi Ki Rani" Which Used To Be Aired On Zee TV. The Series Speaks About The Life Of Jhansi's Rani Laxmi Bai, Who Was ...

Tv9 Gujarat - A chat with actors TV serial Jhansi ki Rani

A talk with actors of serial Jhansi ki Rani.

Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 1 - 18-08-2009

Concept Rani Laxmibai The story is about Rani Laxmibai, the gallant Queen of Jhansi, a princely state situated in Northern India. She was one of the leading ...

Jhansi Ki Rani June 19 '11 Part - 3

Watch latest "Jhansi Ki Rani" webisodes on http://www.zeetv.com.

Indian TV Shows Jhansi Ki Rani 17th June 2010 part-1.flv

jhansi ki rani title song

Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 205 - 03-06-2010

Laxmibai tries to avoid Gangadhar's view by escaping into the jungle. Gangadhar Rao comes to know that the 'sanyasis' have given shelter to a girl. Gangadhar...

Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 295 - 06-10-2010

Gangadhar is shocked when Laxmibai tells him that she wants Ganga to be the queen of Jhansi. Laxmibai convinces Gangadhar Rao that Ganga is fit to become the...

Ulka Gupta (TV Serial abhinetri).jhansi ki rani.. reporter: kunwar shahid

Ulka Gupta (TV Serial abhinetri).jhansi ki rani.. reporter: kunwar shahid.

Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 200 - 27-05-2010

Just when Sunder is about to reveal more, Aaishri takes her away and orders the guards to arrest Sunder. Meanwhile, Laxmibai is delighted to watch Acharya an...

4357 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series)" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series)

You can talk about Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series) with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!