Padmaavat Review: A typical Sanjay Leela Bhansali


Ek rajputani kangan mai bhi outna hi dum hai, jitna Rajputani talvar mai

‘Padmaavat’ the much awaited and hyped movie finally hit the theatres after the Supreme Court nod. An excellent depiction of love, lust and war, plot, drama, the film unequivocally added to the success of director; Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie portrays Ranveer Singh as a wicked king, Deepika Padukone as a beautiful queen of Singhal and Shahid Kapoor personifying the Rajput King. This film pays a tribute to the valour and morals of Rajputs and queen Padmini as she proved to be a paradigm of Rajputani women power. 

Talking about the characters, I think the film totally belongs to Ranveer Singh, who appeared as the wicked king, Allaudin Khalji on the movie screen. The actor was totally plunged into the character and paradoxically it was just a bliss to see the villain. His dialogue, “Haar nayab cheez par sirf allaudin ka haq hai” vividly speaks about Allaudin’s possession of everything in the world, apparently women. With all the scars on his face and unique dance moves, makes Ranveer Singh the best thing in the film. Malik Kafur beautifully played by Jim Sarbh undoubtedly embellished the crazy character of Allaudin.

On the good side, the Rajput King, Rana Ratan Singh performed by Shahid Kapoor was gracefully portrayed. Shahid is mostly seen spouting words of Rajput valor and ethics; “jo dar ko apni talwar ke nook pe rakhe voh hai Rajput”.  He fights for the honor of his wife and mostly appears with bare body in the films with rippling muscles.

Last but not the least, Rani Padmavati, probably the most beautiful face that exists in the world was skillfully played by Deepika Padukone. Her character portrays beauty with brain and guts. The film concludes with Padmavati performing ‘Jauhar’ to save her prestige and morally defeat Khalji.

Even though most of the critics gave Padmavat, a ranking of 2-3 out of five, the film with its good music, acting and theme is still worth watching for all sects and specially recommended for the students studying history in schools and colleges.
So go watch it today!

I’d love to give it a rating of 4 out of 5 due to the commitment of actors and the beautiful display of scenes by the director, Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

About the Author:

Kishlay P. Sinha (DAV College 10)

A gregarious man with diverse academic exposure studied in India and abroad. A Professional guitarist and just love music and good food. Writing is my strength it is my own voice reaching out to the masses to make a difference.


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