Bajirao Mastani Review:
Bajirao Mastani is a historical romance war film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. It has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is releasing on 18 December.
The promos have received excellent repose from audience. The combo of Ram Leela is returning back with Bajirao Mastani.
The film has been set in the Maratha Empire of 1700's. As we all know that film tells the story of Pashwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) who was Second hereditary Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. He was married to Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra). Mastani (Deepika Padukone) was a half Muslim and a strong woman who learnt dancing, sword fighting and horse riding. Once her father was in threat, so he called Bajirao for assistance. In a spur of gratitude, he awarded him with his daughter Mastani.
But Bajirao's family accepted her reluctantly because of obvious reasons. Bajirao’s family used Kashibai’s brewing anger and turned her against Mastani. This resulted in a series of deadly events which changed their life course completely.
Set in the backdrop of Maratha Empire, the film is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's imaginative take. Done with intelligence, the script manages to infuse in a spellbinding originality.
This film is definitely another enigmatic yet cryptic work from Bhansali. Luckily for us, Bajirao Mastani is one tremendously intense film. While watching it you will feel a gush of myriad fervid emotions. Though it isn’t possible to gauge or analyse them, the film spins off an enormous impact. It is incredible how the most outrageous story that for me doesn’t really define love can be weaved out with such marvel and impeccable passion.
Script writers have done a fantastic job in sketching out ferocious characters with well etched out characteristics.
Bajirao Mastani was a dream project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He gives us one emphatic piece of work which is worth watching. He renders poetry into his frames which makes certain parts of the film remarkable.
But it would be far too much of praise if you call this film faultless. There are its down moments. It tends to get over dramatic in places which is the case with most of Bhasali's films. Especially Priyanka Chopra's dialogues are over done. And the climax takes too long to happen.
But perhaps all these glitches are forgiven because the film is that exuberant. The vigor, the color, the passion, the high pitched emotions, the war sequences, the thrill – it all cobbles up into a spellbinding work of art. The editing in the last part slackens but in totality it’s worthwhile.
Deewani Mastani song has been picturized beautifully. The visuals are stunning. Background score will give you goosebumps.
And above all salute to Sanjay Leela Bhasanli for showing this great Hindu Muslim love story based in Maratha Empire which only a few people know.
♦ Ranveer Singh is perfect as Bajirao. The gusto and the energy with which he plays every scene, every frame is so effervescent that he is nothing short of superlative. It is undoubtedly his career best performance.
♦ Deepika Padukone has done some unbelievable work in Bajirao Mastani. She has delivered feisty and enthusiastic performance. Definitely she will get best actress award for Bajirao Mastani as well as for Piku at most of award functions in 2016.
♦ Priyanka Chopra acts well and shows her jealousy, anger and desperation brilliantly through her expressions.
On the whole Bajirao Mastani is a visual treat which is high on emotions and have power packed performances. Don't miss it.
The film will be loved in Maharashtra and Gujarat and will be a big threat to Dilwale here. But will it appeal to North Indian audience? That is a big question.
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