The opening shot of the teaser with Ranveer Singh on a horse going for a war makes you think this film will outdo ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ and give tough competition to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dilwale’. However, as the 3 minute long shot moves forward, you know this movie would be one of its kind but surely not going to create a new benchmark!
The visuals are stunning, be it the locations, the sets or the costumes! They give you a brilliant feel of the Maratha Empire! You can see the hard work of the entire team! The war scenes look brilliant too.
However, the movie gives a typical Sanjay Leela Bhansali feel, thanks to the various scenes where Priyanka is rushing towards the camera with happiness in her eyes amidst several lighted lamps, the Ram-Leela style scene with Deepika’s back, the ‘Dola Re Dola’ styled dance of Priyanka and Deepika.
The story of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is very similar to that of ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, hence it would be fun to see how the movie manages have its own stand. Plus, given the background and genre of the story, it would be difficult for the movie to avoid comparisons with the recently released ‘Baahubali’.
Performance wise, it looks like Ranveer will steal the show as the actor would be finally seen doing a different and serious role from his usual cool-young-boy characters. Deepika Padukone looks stunning, but Priyanka Chopra disappoints with her clichéd TV soap actress expressions!
Also, while SLB is known for making technically brilliant and visually appealing films, the way both Ranveer and Deepika hold arrows while doing archery doesn’t looks authentic and has already received much criticism!
‘Bajirao Mastani’ releases this year on 18th December and is produced by Bhansali Films and Eros Now.