Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat has been at the center of all controversies from the very beginning of 2017. In fact, the sets of the film were vandalized and SLB was attacked in Rajasthan during the filming of the movie. When the initial release date of 1st December was decided, Karni Sena made a huge hue and cry about the film. In a desperate attempt to save the film, the makers decided to show the film to a few journalists even before it was sent to the Central Board Of Film Certification. This resulted in the film getting delayed.
The film has finally geared up for release on 25th January and the Supreme Court has also ordered to lift all state bans on the film. While there has been much anticipation about it even now, the makers once again held a special preview of the film for senior journalists in Delhi, this time with all the necessary permissions. The verdict from the journalists are out and here is what they had to say:
Vasudha Venugopal from Economic Times said:
This is what Namita Joshi from Navbharat Times commented:
Hindustan Times' Sonal Kalra said:
Anant Vijay from Jagran said:
The reviews are highly positive. We just hope that these reviews can infuse some sense to the Karni Sena!
In fact, Umair Sandhu from UAE has also watched the film and he has found it to be SLB's most ambitious project till date. He has given the film 4 stars and said:
"He(Bhansali) has a splendid sense of narrating an epic tale, which is evident when you think of the gigantic scale of the film. The battle sequences are awe-inspiring and have been executed with magnificence... Ranveer Singh is stupendous and clearly in top form. He holds you attentive right from the first frame till the penultimate moments. The effortlessness with which he gets into the skin of the character is noteworthy. It must be said that this is his finest work to date. Deepika is enchanting as Padmavati and displays the strength as an actor in several pertinent episodes. She gave Career Best Performance ever. Shahid Kapoor Steals the Show all the way. He Nailed it !!! Loved his Romance with Deepika. Aditi Rao Hyderi will surprise you. Supporting Cast is Top Notch.
On the whole, Padmaavat is a cinematic gem that you just cannot miss. Tremendous performances, deft direction, power-packed screenwriting and dialogue, melodious soundtrack and of course, the lavish mounting — this film has it all. Strongly recommended!"
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