Padmaavati is a 2018 Hindi drama movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andhare, Written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prakash Kapadia, Music by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sanchit Balhara, Production company Bhansali Productions and Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Padmaavat is the story of honor, valor and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north west of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan – Allaudin Khilji. The sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh. After a grueling 6 months, he returns empty handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns with a bigger army and ranging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force and a bloody and fearsome battle takes places between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honor of his queen and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.
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Deepika Padukone as Padmavati – a 13th-14th century legendary Rajput queen, who was, according to Padmavat, the wife of Rajput king Ratan Singh (also known as Ratan Sen), the ruler of Mewar. The news of Padmavati’s beauty reached Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who besieged Singh’s capital, Chittor, motivated by his desire to capture the queen.
Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Singh – the last Rajput ruler of the Guhila dynasty that ruled the kingdom of Mewar. He was defeated by Alauddin Khilji’s forces during the siege of Chittor.
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji – the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. He was the second and most powerful ruler of the Sultanate belonging to the Khalji dynasty. He ascended the throne by murdering his paternal uncle and father-in-law, Sultan Jalaluddin Khalji. According to Padmavat, Khilji laid siege to Chittor motivated by his desire to capture Ratan Singh’s beautiful wife, Padmavati.
Aditi Rao Hydari as Mehrunisa– first wife of Alauddin Khilji and Queen of the Delhi Sultanate.
Jim Sarbh as Malik Kafur– a prominent eunuch slave-general of Alauddin Khilji.
Raza Murad as Jalaluddin Khilji – the founder and first Sultan of the Khilji dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate. He was deposed by his nephew and son-in-law Alauddin, who murdered his uncle to usurp the throne.
Anupriya Goenka as Nagmati – first wife and chief queen of Ratan Singh according to Padmavat. Nagmati and her husband’s second wife, Padmavati, performed jauhar together after Alauddin Khilji attacked Chittor.
PADMAAVAT REVIEW: Based on a Sufi poem of the same name written in 1540 by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has added his own flair and interpretation to ‘Padmaavat’, giving it a fairy-tale sheen. This makes all the controversy pointless, and pale in comparison to the spectacle that unfolds. Bhansali reunites with two of his favourite leads in recent times – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, but adds Shahid Kapoor to complete this trio of commendable acting talent.
According to a report on BoxofficeIndia.com, the Bhansali movie has collected Rs 400 crore at the worldwide box-office and is the eighth highest grosser of all time.