Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a captivating Indian historical drama film released in 2018. It draws inspiration from Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s renowned epic poem and features an exceptional cast. Deepika Padukone mesmerizes as the enchanting Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen celebrated for her extraordinary beauty. Shahid Kapoor portrays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh, the noble husband of Rani Padmavati.
Padmaavat Hindi Movie 2018 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Ranveer Singh brilliantly embodies the formidable Sultan Alauddin Khalji, who becomes captivated by Rani Padmavati’s allure and launches an assault on her kingdom to enslave her. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka deliver commendable performances in supporting roles that enhance the film’s narrative. With a staggering production budget ranging from ₹180 crore (US$26.32 million) to ₹190 crore (US$27.78 million).
In 13th-century Afghanistan, Jalal-ud-din Khalji, the ruler, schemes to seize the throne of Delhi. His treacherous nephew, Alauddin Khalji, cunningly proposes to marry Jalaluddin’s daughter, Mehrunisa. Despite the wedding arrangements being made, Alauddin engages in an illicit affair with another woman on the night of the event.
Nevertheless, the wedding proceeds and Alauddin is appointed as a prominent general in Jalaluddin’s army. Meanwhile, in Singhal (modern-day Sri Lanka), Princess Padmavati unintentionally injures Maharawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar, while hunting in the forest. As she tends to his wounds, Maharawal Ratan Singh discloses that he had journeyed to Singhal to procure rare pearls for his beloved wife, Nagmati.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Shahid Kapoor||Maharawal Ratan Singh|
|Jim Sarbh||Malik Kafur|
|Raza Murad||Jalaluddin Khilji|
|Komal Chhabria||Jalaluddin’s Wife|
|Bhawani Muzamil||Amir Khusro|
|Deepak Shreemali||Badal Singh|
|Gulshan Walia||Head Monk|
|Gopal Thakur||Wrestler 2|
|Ranveer Singh||Sultan Alauddin Khilji|
|Aditi Rao Hydari||Mehrunissa|
|Ujjwal Chopra||Gora Singh|
|Lankesh Bhardwaj||Tribhuvan Pal|
|Hriday Malhotra||Sujaan Singh|
|Chintoo Singh Wasir||Jalal’s Darbar Musician 2|
|Shanahan Singh||Vijaydaan Singh|
He was Ratan Singh, the last Rajput ruler. Shahid looks kingly and worthy for his role, he shows immense power and bravery as a Rajput emperor.
Aditi Rao Hydari
She gracefully portrays the character of Mehrunnisa, Alauddin Khilji’s wife, in Padmaavat.
Anupriya Goenka talks about her role in Padmaavat, and how life has changed after the film’s success.
Chintoo Singh Wasir
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s fascination with adapting Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic Padmavat dates back a decade. Initially, he embarked on a television adaptation of the story, serving as an assistant editor for Shyam Benegal’s television series Bharat Ek Khoj (1988). This series, inspired by Jawaharlal Nehru’s renowned work The Discovery of India (1946), included an episode dedicated to Padmaavat.
Due to the costs mounted on the film by delay in the release, Box Office India declared the film’s budget to be ₹215 crore (US$31.44 million), which makes it the most expensive Hindi film and one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.
The score of Padmaavat is composed by Sanchit Balhara, while the songs are composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. A. M. Turaz and Siddharth-Garima wrote the lyrics to the songs. The first song “Ghoomar”, to which Padukone performs the traditional Rajasthani folk dance on a set that replicates the interior of Chittorgarh Fort, was released on 26 October 2017.
In August 2017, the digital streaming rights of Padmaavat were acquired by Amazon Prime Video for an estimated amount of ₹200–250 million. This deal granted Amazon Prime Video the exclusive rights to stream the film on their platform. Later, in October 2017, it was reported that Paramount Pictures had obtained the theatrical distribution rights for all overseas territories from Viacom18.
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by Malik Muhammad Jayasi
|Box office||est. ₹571.98 crore|
|Directed by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Distributed by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|Edited by||Rajesh G. Pandey|
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Produced by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Viacom18 Motion Pictures
|Release date||25 January 2018|
|Running time||163 minutes|
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Padmaavat received a mixed response from critics. Out of 27 reviews collected on the review aggregator website, 56% of them were positive. The average rating assigned to the film was 6/10, indicating a somewhat average reception from the critics.
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