Sanjay Leela Bhansali starts Padmaavat on a dark & beautiful note. Ranveer Singh roars his presence from the first scene when he enters with an Ostrich. In no mood of lightening up Khilji’s track, Bhansali jumps to explore the romantic angle of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor).
It’s beauty vs dark throughout the first half & you can never root for any one of them. Khilji is so bad that at some point in time you start feeling for him just because of Ranveer’s astounding acting. Deepika is so beautiful, there’s no scene you’d like to take your eyes off her. Shahid Kapoor’s voice echoes when he’s on screen.
You’ll drop your jaw post Ghoomar on the big screen; the choreography and Deepika’s presence is a treat to the soul. Subtly hinting at Khilji’s bisexual shade, Bhansali tackles both the tracks with equal grandiose.
“Ek jung husn ke naam!” – that’s the umbrella under which first half takes place. Karni Sena has made me extremely sad because throughout I was trying to find what’s objectionable wasting a part of my brain and I found nothing. A request: please watch it in IMAX 3D. When Bhansali said, it’s meant for IMAX watching he meant it.
Padmaavat is as grand as it can get! By far Bhansali’s most brave attempt to portray a story. Getting aided by performers like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, this film is going down in the list of most beautiful movies ever made in the history of Indian cinema.
Stick to this space for the full review! By far I’m gasping from the epic feeling of watching Padmaavat finally. Just halfway through the film, I’m sure Ranveer Singh has his name written on all those glittery trophies this year.