Padmaavat movie reviews: Padmaavat is set to hit the cinemas on January 25. The big-budget, much-awaited and controversial film of ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is going to be screened in theatres after facing several roadblocks. The reviews of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat have started coming in as various top movie critics have already watched the movie in the premiere and media screenings. Here are some of the Padmaavat reviews given by top movie critics and various media houses:-
The Times of India: (4 stars out of 5): Padmaavat wins its trial by fire
Hindustan Times: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone’s film is extravagant spectacle
Koimoi: 4 stars out of 5: Bhansali’s Epic Saga!
Indian Express: This Deepika Padukone starrer is spectacular
Bollywood Hungama: O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G. It’s a MASTERPIECE. Padmaavat is a remarkable motion picture experience
CNN-News18: Padmaavat Movie Review: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Visual Spectacle Belongs To Ranveer Singh
The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has been facing protests by the Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in it. The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is based on the saga of the 13th Century battle between Maharaja Ratan Singh of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.
The Supreme Court had last week paved the way for the nationwide release of “Padmaavat”, by staying the ban on its screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, theatre owners in Gujarat said ‘Padmaavat’ will not be screened in any of the multiplexes or single screens in the state till the row over the film is resolved, even as police arrested 50 people in connection with the violence outside Ahmedabad malls on Tuesday night. The Gujarat Multiplex Owners Association said the decision has been taken for the safety of customers as well as to save their property.
The protesters opposing the release of the controversial film yesterday torched at least 30 motorcycles and damaged several other vehicles parked outside three city malls, police earlier said. Around 15 people were arrested late last night and 35 more were taken into custody today on charges of arson and rioting, police said. As many as 30 bikes and scooters, parked outside three multiplexes in the city, were set ablaze by protesters last night, the city’s fire control room said. To control the situation, police had fired two rounds in the air and also lobbed tear gas shells, Joint Commissioner of Police J K Bhatt said.