Padmaavat Movie Review
|Direction||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Producer||Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Music||Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanchit Balhara (score)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Production company||Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
So much of expectations and upheavals across the country, Padmavati now rechristened as Padmaavat hits screens worldwide. Directed by country’s most fascinating and critically acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film rewinds the historical event that happened in Medieval India. The film features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles.
The film is set against the backdrops of year 1303 AD, where the story revolves around Rani Padmavati
The film is set against the backdrops of year 1303 AD, where the story revolves around Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), who travels from Ceylon, to Chitoor after marrying Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) of Rajput Kingdom. She is so famous for her beauty and justice, which gets to the senses of gruesome Sultan King Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) in Delhi. He wages war against the Rajput Kingdom desiring for Padmavati. Finally as he rages severely brutally shattering the warriors and King to capture her, she performs Jauhar to protect her dignity.
We are kept intact with the dramatic events and what stand out to be sparkling highlights are characterizations, nuance performances and technical attributes
Having the story been so much familiar, one might not feel the excitement of ‘What’s gonna happen next’ moment. But then, the emotional ingredient keeps us so much adhered to the drama. Sanjay Leela Bhansali doesn’t get the story go astray from the basic premise. We are kept intact with the dramatic events and what stand out to be sparkling highlights are characterizations, nuance performances and technical attributes.
The background score by Sanchit Balhara is stunningly unparalleled, which sometimes escalates even some of the middling moments. The climax sequence exhibits his virtuoso work in orchestral composing. The DI works are worthy to be appreciated as this technical team elevates the visual intensity. The first hour travels with so much of engaging dramatic narration that 90 minutes doesn’t seem dragging. Even the second hour is so much compelling that ends on an emotional note.
The costume designers always find their sumptuous prominence in Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. Over here, the grandeur surpasses his erstwhile movies and it’s extremely appealing to our astonishment.
Ranveer Singh steals the show with his hyper-active performance. Shahid Kapoor is quite commendable and it’s Deepika Padukone living into the skin of characterization. Since, there are lots of contradictory statements involving her existence in real life, we could see her very well as a fictional valour.
Keep away your historic research and Padmaavat will give the best impression. It’s not about the debate whether the Padmavathi existed or not, but it elevates the respect for women.