Padmaavat Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars)
Star Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, Anupriya Goenka
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
What’s Good: That nirvana moment of finally watching this film, Ranveer Singh dipping down in the sea of darkness and rising out as a shiny performer.
What’s Bad: I am restricted to a word limit & can’t include Ranveer in the headline – but wherever he is, please listen: Sir, you’re one of the best actors we’ve got.
Loo Break: In a movie of about 2 hours 40 minutes, you’ll not even crave for an interval forget about a loo break.
Watch or Not?: See, if it’s safe to watch in a theater near you. If it is, do that before it isn’t.
Set in an era where a certain race, Khilji is trying to overtake Delhi leaving their mark as champions. Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) – a crazy king goes into a war with full throttle against Rajputs for his one mad wish. The beautiful side of the story has an almost perfect love story of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor).
A perfect couple living a perfect life until a dark cloud named Alauddin Khilji starts hovering over their life. Revolving around the life of these three people, Padmaavat is the story of love, war and madness. The face-off between these two kings and how they stake everything over one mad wish.
Padmaavat Movie Review: Script Analysis
Written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Prakash Kapadia, this surely is Bhansali’s toughest work till date. From portraying the insanity of Ranveer Singh to keeping everything under a line as far as Rajput sensibilities are concerned. It’s so brilliantly written film, even the dark situations have an underlying touch of humour.
Retaining the Bhansali trademarked royalty, there shouldn’t be a need to say how jaw-dropping’ly beautiful this movie is. Building up the template of beauty vs dark in the first half, Bhansali shifts his focus on the war in the second. No complaints from the script but yes, the editing could surely have been tighter. Plus, there are some serious loopholes with Shahid’s character but Bhansali takes the liberty of calling him a Rajput.
Padmaavat Movie Review: Star Performance
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji is one of the best performances to come out of Bollywood. His wicked smile at the most uncertain times and the manners in which he presents himself are written so well. Ranveer lives the character so well, he’s set to bag in some major awards this year.
Deepika Padukone portraying the character on which the entire story is based forces you to want more of her. She has looked at her stunning best in this one and totally justifies the glory of Rani Padmavati. I felt she had a lesser screen presence, but whatever she had was exhilarating.
Shahid Kapoor has roared his presence but lacks an excellent writing for his character. At some point of times, it really feels unbelievable to believe what his character is doing.
Padmaavat Movie Review: Direction, Music
Bhansali! We love you. No matter what is the result of this film, please don’t stop attempting such subjects in future. I know this has not been a smooth experience but trust me the results will motivate you to not stop. This man has attempted something anyone would think nth times before even thinking about it.
Ghoomar looks more beautiful on big screen but a song that takes away the cake is Khalbali. Better than the likes of Tattad Tattad and Malhari, Ranveer takes the video of this song to another level. Background music infuses goosebumps and it’s there throughout the film. Though I wish “Rani Sa” score should have been used more.
Padmaavat Movie Review: The Last Word
Watch Padmaavat for its grandiose, beauty and Ranveer Singh! This is once in a lifetime kind of film which shouldn’t be missed in theaters. A personal note for Ranveer fans, you’re in for the best treat of your life.
Padmaavat releases on 25th January, 2018.
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