Mumbai: Padmaavat, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial which was slated to hit theatres on December 1 last year will now release on January 25. The makers of the film, which has been in the eye of storm ever since it went on floors, issued a statement to announce the new release date a few days back.
The makers have clarified time and again that the film does not contain any objectionable scene. But Karni Sena is not convinced and has demanded a complete ban on the film.
Padmaavat was initially titled Padmavati. The makers agreed to incorporate the changes suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification. Five modifications were suggested and the film has been integrated accordingly.
The film stars Deepika Padukone (as Rani Padmavati), Shahid Kapoor (as Maharawal Ratan Singh) and Ranveer Singh (as Alauddin Khilji).
Padmaavat is way behind its actual release schedule but fans of the film are still eagerly looking forward to it. However, moviegoers in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana will not be able to experience the visually captivating extravaganza as the film has been banned in these states.
As the film is just about 10 days away from its release, here’s taking a look at the things to look forward to, from cinema’s perspective:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s work of art
Bhansali, who is known for creating a spectacle on celluloid by presenting a larger-than-life mise en scène, will now get a chance to display his work and narrate a tale based on Sufi poet Makik Muhammed Jayasi’s 1540 Awadhi poem – Padmavat which happens to be a piece of fiction. Bhansali’s frame compositions look like paintings in motion. So we can expect another visually captivating piece of art of celluloid.
Deepika – Shahid – Ranveer: A lethal combination
The film has three big names on board. Since her Bollywood debut in 2007, Deepika has emerged as one of the most talented actors of the present time. With films like Cocktail, Piku and Bajirao Mastani to her credit, Deepika has proved she is here to play a very long innings.
Kaminey, Haider and Udta Punjab proved Shahid is an actor par excellence. He has mastered the art of getting into the skin of the character he essays on screen. Be it acting or dancing, Shahid has excelled as performer.
From Bittu, a boy-next-door in Band Baajaa Baarat to the invincible Maratha Peshwa in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer’s cinematic journey has been nothing short of a beautiful dream. He has now become producer’s hot favourite, all thanks to his intriguing acting prowess.
And with the trio in Padmaavat, we can certainly expect jaw-dropping performances.
Padmaavat may not have too many songs, but the couple of tracks that were unveiled by the makers have been a treat to the ears.