Bajirao Mastani is an enthralling hit with a few misses!
So, D-day has finally arrived for Sanjay Leela Bhansali as his much-anticipated movie, Bajirao Mastani, was released nationwide today. The star studded cast includes Ranveer Singh as Bajirao, while Deepika Padukone plays Mastani, and Priyanka Chopra is Kashibai.
Many of the key elements have been fictionalised, so historians can now let out a sigh of relief. The film was positively a hit for us but there were a couple of misses.
Bajirao Mastani Movie is basically the story about Bajirao I and his second wife, Mastani. In the 1700s, during the Maratha Empire in Medieval India, Bajirao I was considered as one of the fiercest conquerors in Medieval India. He led a life of unconditional love, passion and power. Made into an epic motion picture, the story is inspired by this historical figure. The film will transport you to the days of yore when wars were waged for pride and love, and where one can claim ultimate glory on the battlefield.
Historically speaking, Bajirao I was a noted general who served as Peshwa in the Maratha Empire. Having fought over 41 battles and never losing one, he is known as one of the greatest warriors in Indian history. Ranveer Singh plays this renowned figure in the upcoming movie.
In true Bhansali style, the movie does speak opulence in volumes. The lush and gorgeous set was definitely mesmerizing. The costumes spoke of olden time’s grandeur. What truly hypnotised our sense was the brilliant cinematography which gave you a visual treat with each frame. From the courts and chandeliers, and the courtiers to the gleaming glass chambers, these shots get embedded into your memory like a stunning masterpiece.
The three stars – Ranveer, Deepika and Priyanka definitely played their parts well, with brilliant performance from all three of them. For a motion picture of this scale, it is imperative for the lead roles to impress. While Bajirao was a fierce warrior, the movie however focuses more on his relationship with his second wife, Mastani. But Kashibai is the most interesting character of the lot.
While we know this is a historical piece and Bhansali beautifully captured an untold love story onscreen, the film does drag a little bit making it tedious at times. Although Bajirao was known for his skills in the battlefield and is known as an undefeated conqueror, the frontline actions were lost, making it a dialogue heavy movie.
The ladies were on top and despite the fact that Ranveer played his part well, his accent is questionable.
But all in all, Bajirao Mastani is definitely worth a watch. An extravagant affair and a treat for the eyes, Bhansali netted every emotion and splendour to the T.