Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bajirao Mastani - Movie Review

Desi Rating : 3/5 Stars

Ranveer Singh as Peshwa Baji Rao
Deepika Padukone as Mastani
Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai
Tanvi Azmi as Peshwa's Mother Radhabai
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  and Sanchit Balhara
Screenplay and Written by:Prakash Kapadia
Choreography:Pandit Birju Maharaj and Remo D Souza

A beautiful film... a journey through 17th century realm which for most of subcontinent people consists of luxurious palaces and life style of raja maharajas.. ...each frame is like thought through seems like director visualized each and every frame up to minor details like placememt of each and every lantern.
Brilliant film making/graphics and 17th century world creation is of Hollywood standards.
Not even a single dull moment .Film passes by so quickly u dont even realize it. Film making as mentioned is great Ranveer looks amazing as a warrior, Deepika represents the delicate yet fierce princess effortlessly and Pryanka plays heartbroken but still in love queen convincingly, Tanvi Azmi copied Maham anga from Jodha Akbar precisely, All have delivered their best performances. Bhansali did an amazing job in direction and making every scene look perfect.
Music is ok and not upto the level of film requirement or neither Bhansali standards. As far as choreography is concerned I must say I did miss saroj khan of dola re in pinga especially. All the dance sequences except for the first Deepika classical song seemed more like pt exercises with sets of exercises with no connectivity.
Apart from music and choreography what did not work well for me is the flow of story and script at some times.
This movie was so much like Devdas even in the end when Peshva being ill turn on his bed I thought we will here 'devaaaaaa' sound at the back . A dance number between actresses a dialogue between both actresses about peshwa, Deepikas classical nunber like kahe chad and soft classical number deewani reminding us of hara rang dala. But what it lacked the intense dialogues, great music and situations of Devdas.... it seemed like Bhansali put all his effort making the film look beautiful and lost the essence of the scenes in between.
For me its a beautiful film technically but it lacks quality script plus editing. I went to cinema to watch an intense love story but it turned out to be a period film on Peshwa Baji Rao conquests and Mastani/Kashi Bai happened to just be one of them.. Having said that movie is still beautiful and provides great Cinema experience ,for that I will recommend u to go watch it.

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