Finally after so many controversies and obstacles. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (earlier known as Padmavati) got released today. The film has Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead role and has 163 minutes of total run time.
I started watching this film with keeping the Honour of Rajput in mind for which Karni Sena is disputing and doing protest since long. I must say from this point of point Bhansali prooved wrong to every Karni Sena people who want to get this film banned across India. I am not sure all this happened because of the Karni Sena pressure and this comes out after so many cuts suggested by the Censor Board and the elected team who were part of the certification or this was actually created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Whatever I have seen in the film I never felt any single point where you find any disrespect or defame of Rajput Community.
Since beginning to till end every scene and every dialogue convey a Glory and Honour of every Rajput.
Now, talk about the other expects of the film. On acting part everyone Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari did well and justify their characters. However, Aditi Rao didn’t get enough screen time to do much more. Also, I was little disappointed with the Padmaavati’s character not because of Deepika but as the film completely based on her character and overall all Khilji’s character got the more screen time and Ranveer also did full justice to the character. Despite the fact, not having a single frame in the film with Deepika Padukone his character is able to strongly convey his point of view and love that Khilji has for Rani Padmavati will stay long as you come out from the cinema hall. And Padmavati’s character left behind between ego of two male characters.
Sudeep Chatterjee’s cinematography also added the cherry on the cake, he did well and added superb experience. Especially on war scenes and if will compare the scenes with Baahubali 2 then you will not find the scenes from that level but here these scenes completely match the story and location and you will not find any disconnect. Buring Some of the scene you will not find the real Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s creativity as we saw in his other movies.
Music is not so impressive, only Ghoomar is notable and rests all songs are not doing great not find any relevance in the film.
Overall the film is good and you will not lose interest at any point. The story, acting, and picturization is good enough to hold you in the cinema hall.
Star Rating 3/5