One more in the kitty of Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. Probably the most controversial child of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat has finally hit the theaters and JustInReviews is here with its review.
The film happens to be a characteristic Bhansali work-it’s a visual treat all over. The scenes are captured and edited (majority cases) with such artfulness that regardless of not having an unexpected ending, the film is known to offer an exquisite cinematic ordeal. Sudeep Chatterjee’s camera work makes a canvas that comes to you as a huge painting and particularly amid the war scenes, wherein the scale is terrific and the visuals are flattering. The Gerua shade of Rajput pride is well weaved in each frame with the exception of the ones wherein Khilji’s villainous side begins to rule. What’s more, you’ll name yourself a perverted person yet Bhansali can even come up with a jauhar scene look stunning and a couple of others, somewhat overpowering.
The two main characters in this story happen to be Alauddin Khilji and Padmavati. Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) – the better half of Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor), is famous for her beauty and bravery back in the 13th century India. She catches the attention of the ruling Sultan of Delhi, the antagonist Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh), who gets obsessed with her and goes extreme to satisfy his voracity.
Talking About The Performances,
Deepika is an encapsulation of beauty and she conveys a good performance as a Rani once more. Her depiction of Padmavati is everything ethereal and sharp. Furthermore, despite the fact that she doesn’t have numerous dialogues, it’s her eyes that speak out. Also, she being a strategist in the midst of difficult times, provides her an edge. Shahid completes a poised act of the righteous ruler and offers full justice to his part. Having kohl-ed eyes and a good built, he suits the part.
It would not be wrong to say, that Padmavati just belongs to Ranveer Singh. He is in sublime form and doesn’t hesitate while portraying a character so dark and truly, in spite of being an antagonist in the film, he really influences you to vote for him. He is dynamic and wins each scene he is a part of. His unpredictable moves and dialogue conveyance make him an ever-perfect fit for Khilji. As a tyrannical ruler, who is terribly self-overwhelmed by the idea of triumph and turning into the Sultan and picking up ownership of everything impeccable, Khilji’s portrayal may raise a few eyebrows yet to the extent execution goes, nobody could have performed better than a beefed up Ranveer Singh.
Aditi Rao Hydari holds her ground as the innocent Mehrunissa who gets a severe shock when she finds her husband Alauddin’s actual nature. Jim Sarbh is to some degree lost as the Sultan’s slave-general, falling short to create enough menace to dominate his lord’s own.
While every single other pointer are managed by the two disclaimers initially, one may feel a specific fictional aftereffect that keeps on ruling Bhansali’s works which doesn’t exactly compensate for an absence of a consistent story. Additionally, one would likewise feel an absence of good music, an office Bhansali has aptitude in and happens to be an integral aspect of Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. In this one however, it is just Ghoomar and Ek Dil Ek Jaan being the ones worth taking note of.
All in all, it is definitely worth a one time watch. However, if you are a Ranveer fan, you can opt to go twice or even thrice!