Padmaavat movie review: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone’s film is extravagant spectacle

Padmaavat movie review Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone’s film is extravagant spectacle (771 x 430)Does Padmaavat cast aspersions on the Rajput valour? No.
Does it present the Rajputs of Mewar, who ruled in the 13th century, as heroes? Yes, reports Hindustan Times.
Does Karni Sena have reasons to oppose Padmaavat? No, unless they believe that Rajputs actually won against Alauddin Khilji.
Is Bhansali over the top in praising Rajputs? Kind of yes, though he claims Padmaavat is a work of fiction and mostly based on Malik Muhammed Jayasi’s epic poem of the same name.
Last, the protests by the fringe groups hold any meaning after watching the film? A big no.
In fact, the film does what the Karni Sena stands for: Uphold the Rajput flag.
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Let’s talk about the film now. How much do you know about Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh)? To most, he was a tyrant, a cynical ruler who wanted to win the Rajputana to become India’s most powerful king.
Also, that he had a slave-cum-companion Malik Kafur (Jim Sarbh) and some quirks that probably made him an acceptable leader for the Afghans who were attracted by India’s wealth.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali opens his most spectacular film, in fact one of Bollywood’s glossiest till date, with Jalaluddin Khilji (Raza Murad) witnessing his young nephew’s idiosyncrasies. Alauddin is asked to bring ostrich’s hair, instead he brings a chain-cuffed ostrich. He dances with a mad abandon and shows scant respect for rules and women, including his new wife Mehrunissa (Aditi Rao Hydari).


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