It’s not easy being Sanjay Leela Bhansali..!!
After so many barricades, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious period drama Padmaavat, hitherto Padmaavati, is on cinema halls today. But now the most important question is after so many problems in release by Karni Sena , Will the movie live up to the hype?
Padmaavat Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Anupriya Goenka, Aditi Rao Hydari and Raza Murad.
Padmaavat Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release Date: 25 January 2018
Duration: 2 hours 43 minutes.
Padmaavat Story: Rani Padmavati (Deepika) wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid) is known for her beauty in 13th century in India. Her beauty made her the most talked Queen and the reigning sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer) wants to see her. Sultan then goes to every limit to fulfill his greed and his greed lead to ‘Jauhar’ of Rani Padmavati and her 16 thousand friends.
Padmaavat Review: The movie is certainly based on a sufi poem under same title in 1540 by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has picturised it in a fairy tale style. It’s all about ‘Aan Baan Shaan’ of Rajput and despite of all the rumours. The most shining chaharacter is Khilji by Ranveer who played the most brutal Sultan with such great ease, Bhansali didn’t left any chance to showcase the inhumanity, uncivilized, vicious and wicked nature of Khilji. Aditi Rao Hydari is Alauddin’s wife and is shocked to see the true face of her husband while Jim Sarbh plays a loyal slave of Sultan and tries to hide all his wrong deeds. Deepika Padukone playing the title role oozes the beauty that the character is supposed to have. She plays the beauty-with-brain and the valor part very well. Look wise she nails the character but there is not enough meat in her role to shine. The movie might be about Rani Padmavati but is focusing more on Khilji. Likewise, Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh is not matching to the aura and status of a King. Although his performance was not bad but he wasn’t suitable for this particular role of a Rajput King.
If we talk about the visual effects, then the movie is more about visual effects, costume,sets, makeup and less about feelings. The tone and color shades used in the movie perfectly goes for an epic drama royal movie but the movie had less 3D effects thus making no justice to 3D release. Starting from the entry of Rani Padmavati or introduction of Alauddin Khilji or the war scenes, every particular shot will leave you jawdrop and all the credit goes to Sudeep Chatterjee. The war sequences are not given proper time and could have been more perfectly picturised in the movie. Even the main two character Gora and Badal and their fight sequence is not illustrated as grandly as expected. The second highlight is ‘Ghoomar’ the song is beautifully sung by Shreya Ghosal and Swaroop Khan. It is picturised on the set that replicates the interior of Chittorgarh Fort, it features Padukone as Padmavati performing Ghoomar song with sixty chorus dancer and choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyoti D Tommar.
The most controversial rumour about the dream sequel of Padmavati and Khilji is not at all there in the movie, the movie is neither shows any conversation between both nor scene where both come together. Another rumour of Khilji falling for Rani is also wrong as Khilji was told by the priest that Padmavati will be lucky for him and will bring him more success and that Padmavati was very beautiful so the greed for power and his lust made him avarice.
The first half of the movie shows the lovely scenes between Rani Padmavati and Raja Ratan Singh is not so grand but the second half of the movie witnesses the exceedingly brilliant scene of Jauhar which will bring goose bumps and leave you FLABBERGASTTING..!!
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