Movie Review, Padmaavat: Dare Not Miss This Incredibly Beautiful Deepika, Mad Ranveer & Zealous Shahid Product!

Go for it at the first opportunity and you will come out saying 'What a film' unless of course you have a bad day at the office or a fight with your partner

4 stars movie ratings

Is Sanjay Bhansali in the league of Raj Kapoor and Yash Chopra? A question which I raise and you will answer 'yes'  after you see his latest offering, Padmaavat (provided of course if you have seen his HDDCS, Khamoshi, Guzaarish & Bajirao Mastani). And you better see Padmaavat ASAP.

A cricket commentator recently remarked that Virat Kohli must be a very exhausted man after every match is over, considering the amount of shouting, passion and hard work he puts in. I would like to say the same for SLB after he completes every film.

deepika padukone in padmaavat
A Still Of Deepika Padukone In Padmaavat

I was asking myself- and bet you are still asking yourself the same question- that wouldn't Padmaavat be old wine in new bottle after Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani? Turns out, we were fools. Here's a simple story executed to perfection, a near masterpiece.

deepika padukone in padmaavat
Deepika Padukone In Padmaavat

The music is a let down, but SLB compensates this right from the scene where he introduces his leading lady- and my word, she looks out of this world chasing a deer and trying to shoot him down. And mind you, it's a tough role- though, maybe not on the face of it. Her character has no adaayein, no jhatak matak, no massy dialogues to accentuate it- but she does it with her eyes, and isn't acting all about how you emote through your eyes? Her concern for her husband in the film- Shahid Kapoor- is to be seen to be believed. 

ranveer singh in padmaavat
A Still Of Ranveer Singh In Padmaavat

Shahid, on the other hand, squashes all rumours that he was insecure about the length and importance of his role- because he has almost equivalent footage to Ranveer, and mind you, he comes out with 'flying colours'. This man has a great quality of underplaying himself and striking a contrast to his loud colleague- you obviously haven't forgotten Jab We Met! A few might still say that he could have been louder- and I won't disagree with them for few scenes- but the 'flying colours' do not fade.

shahid kapoor in padmaavat
A Still Of Shahid Kapoor In Padmaavat

Over to Singh, and he throws himself into the role like never before. Mad, intense, passionate- it's not easy to generate so many ingredients together. A few might still say that he could have been more menacing- and I won't disagree with them for few scenes- but this quirkily-dressed actor is growing with every film.

And hey, there's nothing Padmaavat about this. She is Padmavati, everyone in the film calls her Padmavati, including herself! 

deepika padukone and shahid kapoor in padmaavat
A Still Of Deepika Padukone And Shahid Kapoor In Padmaavat

All said and done, Padmavati, err, Padmaavat is a must-watch. Collars up, SLB!

I am going with a FOUR.






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