Padmavat Padmavat

2 hrs 43 mins

Hindi

82% with 556,109 votes

Drama, Romance, Crime, Period,

Shahid Kapoor Sonu Sood Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh Raza Murad Mysskin Aditi Rao Hydari Jim Sarbh Ram Shamna Kasim Padmavati Rao Anupriya Goenka

Mysskin, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudeep Chatterjee, Prakash Kapadia, Sanchit Balhara, Rajesh G. Pandey, Arrol Corelli, Siddarth-Garima, Siddharth-Garima, G. R. Adithya,

Total Rating 4.1

Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honour, valour 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 sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh. After a gruelling 6 months, he returns empty handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honour of his Queen and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but it goes in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.

Deepa

Great acting by Ranveer Singh. Deepika has also done justice to her character. It reflects our Indian history and the reality. Hope we get to watch many such movies!

Anusha

I like the movie. The cinematography and picturization was awesome no doubt. Every frame was like a poetry. However, there should have been few battle scenes.

Amrita

magnificent work, loved ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor , and deepikas potrayal, Aditi rao hydari and Jim sarbh were great too . kudos to the makers

Manoj

Went with lot of hopes, it didn't match my expectations. However the sets, music score are good. Story could have been much better, much interesting than now.

Ganeshkumar

A great cinematic experience of a renowned epic poem 'Padmavati' by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.nnA perfect portrayal of its original source content without making no such cinematic compromises even with top-notch A-List star cast Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.nnPLOTnn This story takes place on the Northern side of India between the 13 and 14th century.nn Shahid played Maharawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar, the Rajput Kingdom. Shahid got conquered by the majestic beauty of Padmavati played by Deepika. Their love brings them together and their marriage not only crowned her to become 'The Rani Padmavati of Mewar', n this marriage also crowned her 'The Great Pride of being a Rajput Queen'.nn On the other side, Alauddin Khilji played by Ranveer becomes the sultan by marrying Mehrunissa played by Aditi Rao.n Alauddin Khilji by nature is a more fierceful and barbaric who creates and follow only his own rules.n He never stood back or hesitated to achieve his desires even at any cost.nn When Alauddin Khilji came to know in words about the majestic beauty of Rani Padmavati, she turned to be his only obsession than a desire even before seeing her majestic beauty.n His wife Mehrunissa, Maharawal Ratan Singh or even anyone couldn't stand between his obsession towards Rani Padmavati.nn This story then stretches with n > The pride and pure love between Rani Padmavati and Maharawal Ratan Singh, n > How Alauddin Khilji's obsession turned into madness, n > Efforts made by Alauddin Khilji to get a chance to see whats that majestic beauty he got so much obsessed with even before seeing?n > Mind games and actions between Maharawal Ratan Singh's Love and Alauddin Khilji's Obsession.nn Finally, this story gives the answer to which won 'Love or Obsession'?n But, audiences will be amazed and goosebumped when 'Pride' steals the battle.nnAPPRECIATIONN Performances are extra-ordinary and glorified those original characters more than just doing justice to it.n Ranveer Singh became the show stealer by his enigmatic and rough acting. n Deepika portrayed her beauty and the pride in the original character in her every bit. Of course, her gorgeous eyes helped to mesmerize us easily.n Shahid delivered a commendable performance but the plot didn't offer him to share the space of their career's milestone acting like Ranveer and Deepika did.nnTECHNICAL ASPECTSnn Cinematography, Art department, Music, Dialogues, and Direction delivered their best to n 'what the plot exactly needed' and 'How audiences should actually experience the film'nn Director deserves a little more appreciation from all for not taking no compromises for satisfying the general commercial audiences.n Even the plot offered many places to add item number songs, large-scale action and comedic scenes, the Director gracefully avoided those and remained true to the original source content.nnTHINGS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTERnn Even though audiences understand this is an artistic film and not a commercial action masala genre, the heavily slow paced screenplay could have been a little bit fast paced. Editors should have tried to speed-up the plot without spoiling this film which is made to be a masterpicennCONCLUSIONN Art cinema lovers should definitely spend 3 hrs to add this film to their list of 'Historical Masterpieces'.n General commercial audiences can give a try to this film if they have 3 hrs time to spend on a one-time watchable.nn Seriously, no one should miss giving an ovation and honor to the brilliance of the director for portraying the climax with absolute Pride instead of showing the sufferings and pain to make her pity.n Even though generally cinema delivers such a scene to show more sorrow and drive audiences towards melancholy when such a scene involves mass suicides of women including pregnants.n But, the director glorified the scene by portraying them with utmost pride with such a soul stirred music to make every audience to remember her and such act as a 'Pride of Rajput'.