Padmavat Movie Review
Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Genre – Period Drama
Banner – Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Viacom Productions
Rating – 3.5
The film Padmavat is based on the life of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Hindu Rajput queen. Her reference comes in an Awadhi language epic poem called Padmavat, which was written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the year 1540. She was the wife of the king Rawal Ratan Singh who was the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In the year 1303, the Turko-Afghan ruler of the Delhi Sultanate called Alauddin Khilji laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. As per the poem Khilji’s invasion was motivated by his desire to capture Padmavati. But when the ruler reached the fort after a fierce fight between his and the Rajput King’s army, the Queen Padmavati was seen committing jauhar or the self-immolation along with all the other women in the city to protect their honour and thus avoid being captured by Khilji.
Padmavat is typically a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Unlike all his previous films, which are enthrall the audience with its massive sets with fine details attracting the audience far and wide can be seen once again with great vigor and perfection. The period drama movie based on an epic poem with the same name has much to deliver. The filmmaker has left no stone unturned to give the best to the audience. Right from the outfits of the queen played by the leggy lass to the other details like photography, performances, dialogues, music, song and screenplay everything seemed exemplary and extraordinary.
However, the aspects in which the film seemed to lag behind is the story, which the entire world knows. Thanks to the controversies surrounding the movie, every Tom, Dick and Harry have explored the story and the constant debates in the media by eminent historians and storytellers have given the prominent versions before the audience. So, in terms of story the film has less to deliver, however, the film scores on the technical aspects along with the stellar performances. Talking about the performances, Ranveer Singh is at the forefront with his incredibly stellar performance overshadowing others in the film except Deepika Padukone who remained par with her incredible dance moves and good performance.
So, it won’t be wrong to say that the film belongs actually to Ranveer Singh and then to Deepika Padukone. Talking about the other elements, the film boasts with its incredible music and some good songs including Ghoomar. The other elements worthy appreciating include Photography, exceptional direction and good locations to showcase in the film. The plot and content remains the same old stale that has been the object of hate all these months.
Padmavat – The Last Word
If you have something in the film that can brood in the film then it Ranveer Singh with his stellar performance. The other elements remains complimentary, while the story or content remains the same old boring and stale. So, it’s the stellar performance of Ranveer, which will bring the audience.