Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) wants to rule the whole world. From great countries to stunning women, he wants to own all good things. In short, none or nothing could escape from his preying eyes.
A part of India was at that time ruled by the Rajputs. Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), argubaly the most beautiful woman in these parts, is from Sinhala and she enters wedlock with Rajput King Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor).
While Padmavati is an upright and independent woman with values for culture and tradition, her husband is a gentleman to the core and respects even his enemies.
In the meantime, Khilji, who has great taste for war, power, perfumes, arts and women, hears about Padmavati and vows to get her. She declares war against her kingdom.
The Rajputs fight the war with all their mighty, but fate has other plans. What happened to Ratan Singh and Padmavati, and is Khilji able to fulfil his desire forms the rest of Padmaavat.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has raised the bars of Indian cinema with Padmaavat, in terms of cinematography, music and production design. The film is an artistic masterpiece, which cinema lovers are not supposed to miss.
Without deviating from facts in the name of cinematic liberties, the filmmaker has taken us to a bygone era and made us a citizen of those times. 3D helps him achieve his mission.
Performance wise, Ranveer Singh, as Khilji, has come up with a stunning performance and the way he carries the role is amazing. Deepika Padukone has done full justice to the role, especially in the climax. Though Shahid Kapoor has performed well, he has little scope when compared to others.
The Tamil dubbing of the movie is good and special mention to the team behind it. Coming to the controversies that surrounded the movie, there is hardly any scene that would make Hindus hurt. Overall, Padmaavat is pride of India.
Rating: 4 out of 5