Padmaavat Movie Review: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Boring Film Doesn’t Do Justice to Deepika Padukone


The whole nation witnessed tremendous riots because of ‘Padmaavat’, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. Probably, it can be believed that there was more drama off screen as compared to the on-screen dramatic tale. The threat that people spread against its release was really unexpected.

Coming to the movie, Padmaavat has not met the expectations of the viewers. The movie goes on for so long and it takes too much time to spark out. In the storyline, you will find a king having a beautiful queen. And, her beauty ignites the greed of a barbarian. He sieges and harasses the whole city to get her.

The movie is so slow that it gives you more monotonous moments rather than cheering you up. Assuredly, there are some scenes that cheer you, but that is extremely inconsistent. Furthermore, the repetition of words has also made it boring, like the word ‘Nayaab’. This has been used several times in the movie to denote various things like ostrich, gem, princess and all. This strikes the viewers and takes away the delight entirely.

Shahid Kapoor has played the role of Ratan Singh, a Rajput King. His role was not an appealing one. On the other hand, Deepika Padukone grabs the entire attention. She played the role of ‘Padmavati’, a warrior queen, who sets a unique example of courage and immeasurable strength. She can read the mind of Ratan Singh and take fancy to dull and spiritless Ratan Singh. From the beginning to the end, she gives a phenomenal boost to this slow-motion film and gives a reason to the viewers to watch until the end. Otherwise, there is nothing worth watching in the movie.

Ranbir Kapoor has played the role of Alauddin Khilji, who is a cruel savage. You can recall him as a ‘Great Unwashed’. In the whole film, you will not find a pitch that can please you. You can’t say it a memorable imagination, unlike the earlier films of Bhansali.