The master storyteller Bhansali is back with an visual extravaganza. And now you wonder what the hullabaloo around the movie was for ? This movie is probably made only for the Rajputs to gloat and celebrate.
Apart from the fact that after Bajirao, probably Bhansali made up his mind to make money by making opulent high on visuals movie, the story here is limited – limited to the Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s fictional account of the same name Padmaavat.
Taunted by his queen, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh goes to Singhal to get pearls and brings home another queen Rani Padmavati. #DeepikaPadukone looks ethereal and is probably the only actor in the film who emotes and acts.
Save one or two scenes, #ShahidKapoor is stiff like a dead log, as if he is overwhelmed by #Padmavati and Khilji.
The lusting #RanveerSingh as #Khilji is enjoying himself, no doubt about it and plays to the gallery. But more than his acting, his screen presence does the job, the make up artist deserves full credit. His eccentric cruel dark king act, may be the only thing that audience may look forward to on screen. #Padmaavat
The 3D version is absolute trash – and you will even find the credits difficult to read or focus on the scenes.
You will forget the songs once you are out of the theatre.
As for the idiots who were protesting – remember if one religion has a cruel Khilji it also has a kind Mehrunissa, and if another religion has a Padmavati it also has a corrupt high priest traitor Raghav Chetan.