Padmaavat Review & Rating|
After going through a lot of trouble and being muffled in controversy for a long time, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor has finally hit the big screens. The film is made on a budget of 200 Crores and is based on a poem titled Padmavat which tells the story of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) who is the wife of Raja Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor). Their kingdom is attacked by Allaudin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) because he wants to capture Rani Padmavati who is considered the most beautiful queen in all kingdoms.
Bhansali reunites with his Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone with this film while Shahid Kapoor joins the cast as one of the leads. The film also stars Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad and Aditi Rao Hydari in supporting roles and the music of the film is inspired by traditional Rajasthani folk music.
Talking about the performances, Deepika Padukone is perfectly cast in the titular role and uses her eyes to emote her feelings. Her look was perfectly designed to fit in the era and she holds herself well. Shahid Kapoor plays one of the leads but his acting is understated and he stands out in some of his scenes but it is Ranveer Singh who gives the best performance in this film. He gets the best written character for the movie which has a lot of layers to it and he really makes the character his own and shines bright in the film. A special mention goes to Jim Sarbh who gives his best while portraying the role of Malik Gafoor. Aditi Rao Hydari and Anupriya Goenka too perform well in their limited roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali creates a cinematic experience with this film, the visuals leave you fascinated and the use of colors and sound effects elevate the film to a whole another level. The director creates a universe where the story takes the front seat and keeps the viewers involved in it from the first frame to the last. He brings out the best in his actors and knows exactly what he wants from them and the characters they play. The only problem with the film is its long run time, which could have been avoided easily by editing some unneeded scenes out. Nevertheless, the film never bores you.
The set design sets a new benchmark for the industry and Sudeep Chatterjee's cinematography is near perfect. The way he has used the camera to intensify some of the scenes will stick with the audience long after the film ends.
The music of the film is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is highly inspired by Rajasthani traditional folk songs. The film and the music go perfectly well together and like all Bhansali films, they have been shot on a grand scale. Top singers like Shreya Ghoshal, Swaroop Khan and Arijit Singh have been used for their talents and the music is doing well with the audiences.
Sanchit Balhara has composed the background score using a haunting tone of raw vocals and Indian instruments which intensifies the story, especially in scenes shot on Allaudin Khilji.
Verdict: Padmavat is a celebration of Indian cinema which tells a story of Rajput valour and respect. It captures the aura of the period it is based in and mesmerizes the audience. Definitely worth a watch.
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Padmaavat is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film and so it is special when it comes to acting, dialogues, songs and sets. The actors have given a brilliant performance in the film, but it didn't match up to the calibre of Bajirao Mastani and Ram-Leela.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat is finally out in theaters today and this is what the public has to say about it:
The film stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles while Aditi Rao Hydari, Raza Murad and Jim Sarbh will be seen playing supporting characters. The story of the film is based on a poem titled Padmaavat written in the year 1540.
Padmaavat was originally scheduled to release on December 1 2017 but due to the massive controversy surrounding it, the release was postponed. It is one of the most expensive films to be made in the country.
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What is it about?
Padmaavat (Formerly Titled Padmavati) is an epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Deepika and Ranveer have previously worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in films like Goliyon Ki Raas Leela: Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Padmaavat also stars Raza Murad, Jim Sarbh and Aditi Rao Hydari in supporting roles. The film is based on a poem titled Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi and tells the story of Rani Padmini (Played By Deepika) who committed Jauhar after his husband Raja Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) is killed by Allaudin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) in battle.
The film was scheduled to release on December 1 2017 but due to protests and civil unrest in some states of the country, the release was postponed. Some states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had banned the film but the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the film and asked the states to remove the ban. Made on a budget of 200 Crores, Padmaavat is one of the most expensive films ever made in India and will be releasing in 2D, 3D and Imax 3D formats.
What to expect?
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Experienced Direction
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most successful and celebrated film directors in India and has given massive hits like Devdas, Black, Bajirao Mastani and now Padmaavat. The trailer of the film shows that a lot of hard work and love has gone into the making of the film and he is set to create a dramatic experience with the use of colors, music, locations and layered characters in this film. He manages to bring out the best in his actors and that is visible in all of his films.
- Epic Period Drama
Padmaavat is set in the year 1303 and based on a poem written in 1540. A lot of research was done to get the costumes, the dialect, the locations and visuals to fit that era. The production value of the film is expected to set a benchmark for Indian cinema and it will be a visual treat for the viewers.
- Great Acting Performances
Sanjay Leela Bhansali regularly collaborates with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone and they always give their best performances in these movies. This time, the director has also cast Shahid Kapoor in one of the lead roles and all the three actors have proven time and time again that they have the talent to perform wonderfully. The film also stars critically acclaimed actors like Raza Murad, Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh who are expected to give a good supporting performance.
- The Cause Of Controversy Revealed
Padmaavat has been surrounded by controversy ever since the project was announced. This controversy also led to the release of the film being postponed so the people are intrigued to watch the film and find out what the fuss has been about.
- Traditional Period Accurate Music
Apart from directing the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has also composed the music of the film and the songs, especially Ghoomar has gained a lot of traction. The people are loving the music of the film and it will definitely add a flavor of authenticity to the film watching experience.