Padmaavat Reviews

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The story of a beautiful, faithful queen and a lustful invader who will stop at nothing is told in three very long hours. The costume drama is beautiful and Rajasthan is a great setting for this tale of Rajput valor. But the talk of pride and glory is so endless, it makes you want to run into your sword out of sheer boredom. But Ranveer Singh makes a brilliant hammy villain, and Deepika is luminous. (Manisha Lakhe-NOWRUNNING) Read Full Review
Rachit Gupta (Filmfare)
Without the policing and the comprises, Padmavati would’ve been a lot better film. But Padmaavat isn’t anything less. This film is rich in detail, still tells a compelling story with grit and gumption. Sure, the verdict over the jauhar bit will always be open, but the build up to that moment is all class. - Read Full Review
Neil Soans (TOI)
'Padmaavat' is an entertaining, large canvas experience, brought to life with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's stroke of visual brilliance. - Read Full Review
Shubhra Gupta (The Indian Express)
A relentlessly opulent, magnificently-mounted paean to Rajput ‘aan baan shaan’ - Read Full Review
Meena Iyer (DNAIndia)
Padmaavat is definitely worth a watch, for its scale, story-telling and stellar performances from the lead. - Read Full Review
Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama)
PADMAAVAT is a remarkable motion picture experience that’s backed by proficient direction, spellbinding screenwriting and superlative acting. For Sanjay Leela Bhansali, it’s the best title on an impressive filmography. A sure-shot winner at the box-office! - Read Full Review
Mayur Sanap (Deccan Chronicle)
It's pretty and partly absorbing but not quite exhilarating - Read Full Review
Jigar Ganatra (MumbaiLive)
Padmaavat is majestic and magnificent - Deepika Padukone slays as Maharani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. Shahid as Rawal Ratan Singh speaks through his eyes and silence, and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji is a beast - bold and brave. This is by far one of the best Sanjay Leela Bhansal films till date. Hands down! - Read Full Review
Raja Sen (NDTV)
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali serves up a tedious Rajput-worshipping film that just goes on and on. - Read Full Review