Everyone who has been following Bollywood knows that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project has been Bajirao Mastani. After being fixated on it for quite sometime, the director finally found his cast in Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. All SLB films have a grand canvas and considering Bajirao Mastani is a period drama, even before you see the teaser, you know what’s in store.
Opening with a war scene where we see Ranveer as Bajirao on the battlefield, one instantly realizes that the actor is minus his usual energy. The resentment he tries to portray clearly shows the effort he has taken to get into the skin of the character.
Deepika Padukone’s Mastani on the other hand seems too sketchy and the intense looks she tries emote seem a little forced. She impresses in one particular scene where she sword-fights with a child in one hand.
Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Kashibai’ according to the trailer seems to be an underdeveloped character. We see her in glimpses and while she looks resplendent in the Maharashtrian get up, a gleeful appearance lighting candles almost reminds us of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Other than the three characters and their opulent get up, the teaser consists of all SLB film elements like, a rich background score, the aerial view shots of grand mansions and the playful nature of colours. Ranveer’s scene where he throws a dagger in the opposite direction has an amazing lighting and his white attire compliments well with the environment.
All in all, the teaser is exactly what one could expect from a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and we would hope that the film goes beyond it to truly make up for a cinematic delight.