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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Shahid Kapoor's Padmavat had done business of 235 crores.
Padmavat had done business of 235 crores.
Inspite of Padmavat not being released in 5 states in India, in its 3rd week it has already done business of 235 crores. Shahid Kapoor had acted excellently in the film. In the role of Rana Ratan Singh he was calm, quite, royal and fought with grace. He infact defeated Alauddin Khilji in the battlefield while the soldiers from the back killed him with arrows. Acting of Deepika Padukone was also good. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave too much footage to Alauddin Khilji who was a cruel ruler, he could have reduced his history and increased the part of Queen Padmavat and Rana Ratan Singh. The music was good. Although the film will not match the blockbuster status of Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai which did business of 339 crores through the last month, it will cross 250 crores business.
In the film it is shown that Padmavati journeys to Mewar with Ratan Singh, but is lusted for by Singh's royal priest, Raghav Chetan. Chetan is caught watching Ratan and Padmavati when they kiss and is thrown out of the kingdom. The first wife of Ratan is also jealous of Padmavati. Chetan travels to Delhi and informs Khilji of Padmavati's beauty. Alauddin, who wants to own every unusual thing in the world, invites the Rajputs to Delhi. Upon learning of their rejection, he orders an attack on Chittor. After many unsuccessful attempts in seizing Chittor, Khilji feigns peace and is allowed to enter Chittor where he meets Ratan. He asks to see Padmavati. The Rajputs, knowing his intentions, threaten him and tell him that he is alive only because he is a guest. He is allowed to see Padmavati momentarily after he insists.
Ratan Singh is taken prisoner by Alauddin, who demands to see Padmavati. Upon being insisted by the chief queen, she agrees, and travels to Delhi to meet Khilji. Meanwhile, Alaluddin's nephew attempts to assassinate him. Alauddin is wounded but defends himself. While on the Sultanante's frontiers, the Rajputs plan to ambush the Khilji soldiers in the morning which is the time for namāz. Padmavati frees Ratan with the help of Mehrunisa. The Khilji soldiers who are praying are alerted and attack, but are ambushed by the Rajputs disguised as women. The Rajput attack is repulsed, with the ambushing Rajputs killed. In Chittor, Padmavati is hailed for saving Ratan and compared to a goddess.
Alauddin imprisons Mehrunisa for helping the Rajputs and marches to Chittor. He and Ratan engage in a single duel; Alauddin is nearly defeated by Ratan who is dishonorably killed by Khilji's forces by being shot with arrows, but berates Alauddin for fighting dishonorably before dying. The Khilji army succeeds in defeating the Rajputs and capturing Chittor, but is unable to capture the Rajput women who commit jauhar with Padmavati.