Padmaavat Movie Review, Trailer, Story and Star cast

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Here is a short review of the movie, “Padmaavat” released last year. Checkout the Padmaavat movie review

Genre: Periodical Drama

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Lead actors: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Anupriya Goenka, and Ranveer Singh

Release Date: 25th January 2018

Rating: 4 out of 5 star

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Greatly influenced by the work of renowned poet, Malik Muhammad Jayasi, about queen Padmavati’s beauty and valor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali decided to make a movie based on the poem of the same name. And thus it got released on

About the Movie

As the name of the movie suggests, this film revolves around the life of princess Padmavati of Sri Lanka from the time of meeting her prince charming. Still, the stories related to the beauty of queen Padmavati is well known in India. Due to her beauty related stories, king of Chittor, “Ratan Singh” became curious to see her. So he went in disguise to Lanka and fell for her beauty as well as valor. Her war skills were fantastic. As time passes, he marries her and makes her the queen of Chittorgarh.

They were staying happily after marriage, not to mention the small hindrances to their happy life caused by the mother of the king and the first wife of the king. But the main storm came when the news of epitome beauty of queen Padmavati reached the ears of Alauddin Khilji, an afghan invader, who had an eye on India. So in order to attain the beauty for himself, he waged a war against Chittor.

First, he captured Ratan Singh and asked to meet Queen Padmavati in return of Ratan Singh. Queen Padmavati along with her trustworthy soldiers went there in disguise and defeated the Khilji army. Then with the help of Khilji’s wife Mehrunesia, Padmavati escaped successfully with Ratan Singh. For her bravery, she was highly appreciated in Chittor. But then Khilji became more aggressive and he attacked Ratan Singh from backside during a duel between them with the help of his right hand. But the Rajput Queens including Queen Padmavati performed Jauhar defeating Khilji in his intentions to capture Padmavati.

Padmaavat movie review

Padmaavat movie trailer

The trailer showed the characters of Rani Padmavati with her valor, King Ratan Singh with his pride in Rajput culture and bravery and the madness and shrewdness of Sultan Alauddin Khilji. So one can easily guess that Khilji considers himself the God from the trailer. In short, the trailer intrigued the audience to watch the movie.

Padmaavat movie review

The courage of queen Padmavati was beautifully shown in this movie. Though the bravery of Rajput kings was well known and circulate by folk stories. Similarly, the story of Jauhar of Rani Padmini (Padmavati), is well known around the Chittorgarh fort. This movie again showed the strength of women and the length up to which women can go to save their respect. The courage and valor of queen Padmavati is idealistic for all women.

As soon as the news of Rajput’s defeat reached the ears of Queen Padmavati, she along with other women present in the fort went for Jauhar. Jauhar is a ritual of self-burning or falling in the fire. This custom was followed among the Rajput queens to save their respect when their respective husbands die in war. As Queen Padmavati was well aware of the intentions of Khilji, she jumped in the pious fire of Jauhar just before Khilji could reach her. In this way, she defeated Khilji even after he won the war.

Casts of Padmaavat

As the titular role is played by Piku fame, Deepika Padukone, and she has done full justice to this role. Even the madness and aggression of Sultan Alauddin Khilji was well portrayed by Ranveer Singh. And Shahid Kapoor played the role of Rajput king, “Maharawal Ratan Singh “, Padmavati’s husband. Also, the cast included Anupriya Goenka as the first wife of the king, Queen Nagmati along with Aditi Rao Hydari as Khilji’s wife, Mehrunesia. Along with the actors, Jim Sarbh and Raza Murad acted in pivotal roles.

Movie budget

Thus, the complete expenditure for completing this epic periodical drama is 215 crore INR.

Padmaavat Box Office Collection Updates

As it became a huge hit in the box office even after numerous controversies, it earned a collection of about 585 crores INR

Movie Verdict

A beautifully written script and perfect portrayal of each character in this movie lead to many accolades. The beautiful set and VFX used in the war scenes were also well accepted. As each and every actor gave their best performance in their roles, mostly the madness of Khilji can be seen in the eyes of Ranveer Singh, which made the film reach the heights of the sky. So I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.


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