Over the past few years, there are many directors who tend to rock the screen with their selected star cast. With amazing pairs like Imtiaz Ali and Ranbeer Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapur already creating their share of masterpieces in the B-Town, we have another scintillating pair of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Yes, Mr. Bhansali has once again weaved an extraordinary piece of cinema with his main stars of his previous hit Raamleela.
As all typical Sanjay leela Bhansali films, you have the whole movie running in one colour in the backdrop, saffron and red being the ones for this one. An extraordinary sets, perfect played main roles and cameos, tinge of decent music and amazingly well directed scenes, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets all the ingredients for a perfect film. Unlike many of the regular movies, Bajirao Mastani builds its interest in the viewer’s minds from the very first scene and the entire star cast makes sure you are not swayed away for even a minute.
Despite all the perfection and excellence, Bajirao Mastani’s only flaw is the unwanted flow of songs in the first half; rest one cannot pick out much wrong when you have the brightest star cast of Bollywood being lead by a man who knows his job. The lead roles of Bajirao Peshwa, Mastani and Kashibai played by Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are all class apart performances. With the main spotlight on Ranveer and Deepika , hats off to Priyanka Chopra, as she actually manages to grab major space on screen.
Well, what good is a team without the supporting players. Amazing cameos from Tanvi Azmi, playing Bajirao’s mother, Milind Soman (a close general/friend to Bajirao), Mahesh Manjrekar (playing the Maratha ruler) and Aditya Pancholi (another general in the Maratha court) escort Bajirao all the way to a glorious ending. Team Bhansali make no mistakes in replicating the exact Maratha environment, settings and culture, however tends to disturb a couple of facts.
Music, as the rest of the ingredients is grand, but it is too classical for the general public to enjoy and take notice off. Despite maintaining its sable pace for 140 minutes, Bajirao Mastani has some extremely well lit up scenes, with extraordinary performances which makes you realise, that there are artists that still believe in making meaningful cinema.
Last but not the least Bajirao Mastani is a movie worth speding even Rs. 300 or more,if that’s what it takes.
My Rating: 4.5/5