Rating : 3/5
Cast : Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi and Others.
Directed by : Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Language : Hindi.
Genre : Drama History.
Release date : 18th December 2015.
Music : Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Cinematography : Sudeep Chatarjee.
Editor : Rajesh G Pandey.
Producer : S L Bhansali.
Bottom Line : Another feather in SLB’S Cap.
A couple of years ago Sanjay Leela Bhansali had come up with a Romantic entertainer, Ramleela, which garnered mixed responses from Audiences. Now the eminent director unleased his Magnum Opus, Bajirao Mastani, Which is the adaptation of NS Inamudar Novel, Rau, The story of Martha warrior Bajirao and his Lover Mastani.
Bajirao ( Ranveer Singh) rules the kingdom of Pune. He is on a mission to reverberate the greatness of Martha across Hindustaan. One day A half Raput and Half Muslim princess, Mastani (Deepika Padukone) from Bundelkhand, accost Bajirao for help in a battle. Bajirao wins the battle and heart of Mastani. After returning to his home, He gets soaked in the love of his wife, Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra).
Meanwhile, Mastani lands in the terroritory of Bajirao to express her love but Baiirao’s mother Radhamaa (Tanvi Azmi) intercept her. Atlast, Bajirao realise his love for Mastani, and covertly exchange the vows. As the saga goes on, Bajirao decide to tell his wife about Mastani but in the meantime, Kashibai learns about Mastani. you have to watch rest of the story on the big screen.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has penchant for making Ill-fated love stories. Even this Magnum Opus is all about Ill-fated lovers. If someone ask me what is the most impressive about SLB films I would say art direction. The premises is full of innumerable junior artists, Swanky clothes, blood Colorful visuals and Stellar performances by the lead cast.
Although this epic drama is the adaptation of NS Inamudar’s Rau, Prakash Kapadia wrote the screenplay, which is quite jaded to present the historical drama on commercial wise. Sanchit scored Background Score outshines throughout this tedious love saga. The director himself scored medicore music. On the art side it is nothing short of de rigueur of epic drama. But there are some lagging scenes makes the normal audiences to take a nap.
Ranveer Singh filled into the shoes of Bajirao role. His disposition is the epitome of his dedication towards the character. He pulled it off with ease. Deepika Padukone played the role of oppressed Mastani, whose eyes filled with tears most of the runtime. Priyanka chopra has phenomenally emoted her anguish and predicament when Mastani arrives in her life. Mahesh Manjrekar and other actors supported very well.
Bajirao Mastani is an impressive film on art wise. The lack of commercial entertainment dents the epic drama chances to cash in at the box office. All over, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest feature will meet the fate of his previous romantic drama Ramleela. I will go with three out of five stars for this Magnum Opus.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.