Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Milind Soman, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vaibhav Tatwawdi, Aditya Pancholi, Raza Murad
Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee
This is a story of The Great Maratha Emperor Bajirao Peshwa (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani ( Deepika Padukone ) This is a story about Bajirao Mastani’s struggle against family and society for their love. Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra) is Bajirao’s first wife. She hurts when she realizes that her husband loves another woman.
The historical story is based upon N.M.Inamdar’s Marathi novel “Raau.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a dream to make a movie on Bajirao-Mastani’s love story for years. Now this dream is completed finally.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has done an amazing job by this movie. The movie looks like a painting. We feel something magical when we watch each and every scene on the screen. The director has made every scene magnificently. Your eyes will glue to the screen through the entire movie. You will see rare visuals in the movie. He portrays each scene with his imaginary vision which is commendable. He shows detailing in shooting such elements like as royal palaces, castles, battlefield etc. He excels also in showing the art of war, architectural art, costumes, social and political condition during that era.
The story’s presentation is gripping, the script is tight. You will get to watch great scenes one by one on the screen. You will go on the another journey while watching the movie which is very interesting because of the director. The director shows a great combination of action and emotions. The love story has picturised very intensely on the screen. Each and every scene has done with grandeur. There are such flaws in the movie. Bajirao Peshwa has shown as an eccentric king some time which is wrong. There has to be much space to Bajirao-Mastani love story as there are fewer scenes which show their intense love.
Such scenes have abruptly ended.
The main three characters have portrayed brilliantly and also he shows other characters’ importance in this historical love story such as Bajirao’s mother Radhabai, Chimaji Appa, Nana etc. The film not only shows Bajirao’s emotional side but also about how a great warrior he is!
Talking about performances, Ranveer Singh as a Bajirao Peshwa is a perfect in his role. He puts life in this role. He works hard for his physics and mannerisms to portray a great Maratha warrior which sees effectively on the screen. He is superb in emotional, intense scenes too. Deepika Padukone as Mastani is looking beautiful.
Also, she is best at performing two parts of her character who is not only a mad lover but also an excellent warrior. Priyanka Chopra has fewer dialogues in the movie, but she shows pain by her eyes and expressions beautifully. Tanvi Azmi is also brilliant in the movie.
The music is another factor which helps the movie. “Pinga”, “Deewani”, “Albela Sajan Aayo Re” are melodious songs. The songs have shot beautifully. But there is a misrepresentation of facts of history about these two songs-“Pinga”, and “Malhari” which is that Royal Kings and Queens don’t dance.
The movie is technically strong. There are no questions about set designing, action choreography, cinematography, background music etc. because Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been expert in these factors as usual. The dialogues are praiseworthy. The editing should be tight.
All in all, Bajirao Mastani is a great experience which can feel only in the cinema hall!