Padmavati

Padmaavat is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Loosely based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, it stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen known for her beauty, wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, hears of her beauty and attacks her kingdom to claim her. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka featured in supporting roles.[1][6]

With a production budget of ₹215 crore (US$30 million), Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.[7][8][9] Initially scheduled for release on 1 December 2017, Padmaavat faced numerous controversies. Amid violent protests, its release was indefinitely delayed. In December, the Central Board of Film Certification approved the film with few changes, which includes the addition of multiple disclaimers and a change from its original title Padmavati.[10][11] Padmaavat was rescheduled for release on 25 January 2018 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D formats, making it the first Indian film to be released in IMAX 3D.[12]

Padmaavat received mixed reviews. Critics praised the visuals, the cinematography and Singh’s portrayal of Khilji, but criticised its storyline, execution, length and adherence to regressive patriarchal mores.[13] Critics also disliked the portrayal of Khilji as a stereotypical evil Muslim king and Ratan Singh as the righteous Hindu king.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] Despite not being released in some states of India, it grossed over ₹5.85 billion (US$82 million) at the box office, becoming a commercial success and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.[21][22] At 64th Filmfare Awards, Padmaavat received a leading 18 nominations, and won four awards, including Best Actor (Critics) for Singh.[23] It also won three National Film Awards, including Best Music Direction for Bhansali.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest articles

John Abraham reveals why he chose not to announce his donation amid Coronavirus pandemic

Actor John Abraham is one of the few stars from the industry who only seems to be in the limelight when his films are...

SCOOP: Mohit Suri renames Ek Villain 2 to Do Villain?

Mohit Suri might not have a cent per cent success track record but one can’t deny that his films have had a huge impact...

Rishi Kapoor: Bollywood’s romantic hero dies at 67

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, famed for his romantic roles, has died of cancer aged 67. He was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty which has...

Irrfan Khan, Bollywood icon, dies at 53

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his roles in "Life Of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire," died Wednesday, his representatives confirmed. He was 53. "It's...