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Ranveer owns it, Shahid nails it and Deepika lives this SLB’s magnificent directorial

Filmy Digest

Padmaavat is Prepossessing, Passionate, Palatial

These words very well define all Sanjay Leela Bhansali films and Padmaavat too. But this film has an extra adjective, peccable.

A love story that can make a person capable of sinning.

But.

It’s not persuasive or phenomenal or pioneering like his other films. having said that, the film maker always gets a round of applause for the grandeur effort.

Watch it If you like -

Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor fans are in for a fabulous treat, Quite influential, Deepika looks stunning, Grand sets and grander visuals

But Beware of -

Predictable of course, The film has a seen-before feel, Lengthy, Music is average and not required

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Nirmata (Makers)

Probably the second expensive film after Baahubali 2 from India, SLB takes yet another significant tale and makes history interesting for us all.

Though not that telling as expected, and definitely nothing controversial, this one is a good tribute to the courageous queen Padmavati and to the herosim of Rajput dynasty.

Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)

Alauddin Khilji’s wicked desire for the Queen of Mewar and animosity toward the king, the basic premise is now well spread.

So, let’s talk about the script now.

Nobody is a history expert because well you know its history, past events. What all transpired, nobody knows. It’s all known through literature. So is this film, based on Padmaavat, an Awadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.

Now through the screenplay, the events that happened sure look a bit unconvincing but for people who aren’t history enthusiasts, this film’s narration would be a work of literature. So, it might not be believable but SLB makes sure you are convinced this is what happened. Now that’s some film making.

The film is long, dragged and hence unexciting in parts; didn’t need all those songs, had quite a touch of seen-before stuff from the film maker’s own films. Nevertheless, the magnificence of production value and performances make it exceptional like all SLB films. The dialogues and the wait-is-over feel you get in the movie adds more stance.

Also, the VFX department scores a straight 100. Every scene is a real frame from that era, the action looks phenomenal. especially the climax action scene is thundering.

And to talk about performances, well they are unbelievably good.

Abhineta (Actors)

Deepika Padukone looks ethereal and acted wonderfully; her teary passionate eyes and that soft smile say a thousand words in every scene.

Shahid Kapoor has done a fabulous job with the half-baked character sketch he got. Definitely the actor made his presence felt only with is talent. His kohl-eyes, determined dialogue delivery and royal look will make you love him in every frame. Shahid sure could have pulled off Khilji’s role but nobody could have pulled off the Rajput charm the actor projects.

Both Deepika and him needed more screen space.

Ranveer Singh’s character on the other hand, had a tremendous writing and the actor pulled it off in a way that is just unimaginable, unless you watch it. His act is so amazing that you forget how a ruthless ruler Khilji was, all you can think of is the actor’s masterly performance.

Aditi Rao Hydari looks charming, had little to do but was convincing in her role. Jim Sarbh’s character is amusingly evil and annoying in parts, and the actor lives up to it.

Raza Murad made his presence felt in a short role, will take you to a feel-good zone of 90’s films. Anupriya Goenka’s act was good.

Geet Sangeet (Music)

Music is average and not all songs should have been used in the film. But background music is tremendous, it is another powerful element after Ranveer Singh’s act that makes the film more effectual.

Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)

The feel of the film might be quite similar but the zone is entirely different and breath taking.

For it for Shahid and Ranveer’s act, Deepika’s charm and watch it for the film makers applaud worthy effort.

FilmyCurry Rating

★1/2

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