Padmaavat Movie Review by Sputnik

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Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honor, valor and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north west of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan – Allaudin Khilji.

The movie is neither based on historical facts (since there was no Rani Padmavati in reality) nor is it true to the poem Padmavat written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. Dialogues by Prakash Kapadia are bad. Every other dialogue in the movie is about how great the Rajputs are. It is a propaganda movie to highlight the bravery of Rajputs and to glorify Jauhar and to show Khilji as an evil Muslim invader. Khilji is portrayed as a bisexual too to show how depraved he is. The movie may have very well been written by Karni Sena.

Shahid Kapoor was good in the role of the ideal King who is all goody goody and who constantly brags about how great the Rajput men are. Deepika Padukone doesn’t have much of a role except to mouth dialogues about how great the Rajput women are. Ranveer Singh was excellent and totally stole the show in the negative role. Amrita Rao Hydari was ok. The rest of the cast was ok.

Varun Grover has narrated the story of Padmavat written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in a very funny way here. You can listen to the story and decide for yourself how Sanjay Leela Bhansali has changed the story from Padmavat.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali can be forgiven if he caved in to the threats from Karni Sena and changed his story to pander to them. But if that’s not the case and this is what Sanjay Leeela Bhansali always wanted to make then its even worse and he should be ashamed of it.

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