Based on a poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi of the same name Padmaavat, it is one movie which has been in the news for being one of the most controversial and talked about films in the country. Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie has his favourite co-stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles along with the first-time collaboration between the director and actor Shahid Kapoor. After being postponed for over two months, this period movie has released today and has been getting mixed reviews from the critics and audiences.
The movie tells the the legend of Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s (Ranveer Singh) obsession for the Queen of Chittor, the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor), Rani Padmavati( Deepika Padukone), and her preference for death over dishonor. The movie can be aptly considered to be bollywood’s answer to Baahubali in their own style. You talk about the lavish sets, the spellbinding chemistry and love of Shahid and Deepika or the savage and barbaric Ranveer, the movie is special in it’s own way and is surely going to be remembered for a long long time.
The actors have given the most personified performances of their career. Especially Ranveer Singh who is a portrait of menace, is shrewd and is hungry for power. He serves the King Of Delhi, Raza Murad, and proposes to marry his daughter (Aditi Rao Hydari) to overthrow him from the thrown. He then learns about the mesmerizing beauty of Queen Padmavati and decides to stage a war against Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Shahid Kapoor, who is playing this kind of role for the first time in his life is kind of boring to be honest. We expected much more from a movie like this. Deepika is just her usual, charming, beautiful and stunning with her eyes. But Ranveer is the real catch of the film as he’s got the best dialogues in the movie and the best action sequences.
Well there is no way, you should leave this movie for anything in the world. This long weekend, catch on Padmaavat and quench your hunger to epic drama and action in a never experienced spectacle.