Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Did you just see the trailer of PADMAVATI? Yes I know we were left breathless for a moment. The heavy jewelry, the kinky looks of Ranveer Singh as Allauddin Khilji, the perfectly suitable and apt Shahid Kapoor for the role of Rajputana King and of course the very unafraid and undaunted looks of Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati just blew our minds. No wonder Sanjay Leela Bansali’s movies are the most awaited every time he decided to make one.
His previous movies were no less. Ramleela starring Deepika and Ranveer, the real life Ram and Leela was inspired from the very famous Shakespearean work ‘Romeo-Juliet’ which was known to everyone. So basically the story was old yet the movie was a tremendous hit to watch. He got the ability to create something new with the older stories. The same happened with another hit of his which happened to be ‘Bajirao Mastani’ which was a movie worth waiting for. And then came the trailer of Padmavati like a bomb that suffocated all of us for a moment as we all got lost in the amazing trailer of ‘Padmavati’ and we almost forgot to breathe. The story of Rani Padmavati is known to all of us but then since this is the Sanjay Leela Bansali’s version of narrating a story with our favorite couple of B-Town, Ranveer and Deepika, how can we actually miss this movie?
The trailer successfully gives the tip-of-the-iceberg feeling, with long shots of forts, retinues, caravans, and battles. There’s also a fantastic shot of a single horse-rider riding into a dust storm.
It opens with a long Rajput retinue walking up to a fort, presumably the Chittorgarh fort. It is headed by Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and behind him is a moving wall of cloth containing Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone). We are shown several tender moments between the lead couple before disaster strikes — Khilji is here. Shahid looks a little more stoic and Deepika looks like the role was tailor-made for her. However, it is Ranveer Singh as the diabolical Khilji that catches your eye. He gets the best entry in the trailer and even though he has no dialogue, one can’t help but want to see more of him. The use of color is telling. While Chittor is given the happiness and prosperity treatment, the world of Khilji veers towards black, grey and sepia. Ranveer looks like he’s walked out Game of Thrones, rocking a heavy Khal Drogo vibe, but that’s about it. The rest of his frames are cloaked in desolation, his tents are tattered and dusty, his retinue just as cheerless. It is a look that’s very reminiscent of the Kalakeya army in Baahubali.
All in all, you should surely be waiting outside the theaters on December 1st as this movie will surely hit the blockbusters with a bang. Well, at least that is what we all are hoping for. So stay tuned with us to get more updates on this movie and others as well. Do not forget to give us your valuable thoughts which are always welcome. Adios!