The movie Padmavati now name changed to Padmaavat was set to release on 1st of December 2017 however due to continuous objections by the rajput families and violent protests taken out by Karni Sena of Rajasthan. The movie release was delayed and was sent to CBFC for a approval. After several cuts, name change and editing done by graphic designers. The movie was released finally yesterday on 24th January though the poster said 25th Jan.
Padmaavat (formerly titled Padmavati), is a 2018 Indian is a period film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Deepika Padukone stars as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The film narrates the story of Padmavati, a Rajput queen who committed jauhar to protect herself from Khilji.
Set in Medieval India the Story of Rani padmavati is the story of valor, honor, and obsession. Rani Padmavati, the queen of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is famous for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is pride of the kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous Rajput kingdom in the north-west of India. The legend of her beauty reaches to Alauddin Khalji, the reigning Sultan of Delhi. The tyrant and one of the most brutal Sultan of the Khilji dynasty, Alauddin Khalji is now obsessed by Rani Padmavati's beauty and claiming her for himself, he decides to lay siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh.
Following a difficult a half year, he returns to Delhi with nothing, fueled by the desire to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He comes back with a greater armed force and ranging fury. He attacks Chittor kingdom with brutal force and a bloody and fearsome war takes places between the exemplary Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honor of his queen and Sultan Alauddin Khalji. Alauddin manages to breach the fortress but in vain as the Queen Padmavati chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice (performed Jauhar) to protect her dignity.
Padmavati Ghoomar song was also one the biggest reason for the controversy. The Rajput women of Rajasthan complaint that Queens never danced in front of public or with servants. Her lehengas was totally wrong and was not the Rajputi posh worn by Rajputi women. The Queen would never show her waist to public or dance as shown in the song Ghoomar. Which is complete wrong representation of Rajput, even the colour of the lehengas was a strict no-no.
Rajputi women would never wear the colour black in their lehengas as it is colour of mourning..
Even though there was a lot of controversy for this song, the choker called "aadh" became a range and I myself wore three types of those chokers for my blog and Padmavati unibrow look as shown below. This picture received 150+ likes on instagram @surabhilal
Some of the other pieces of jewellery shown in the movie by Tanishq
Read More about the Red Choker on this link: Padmavati Choker
Necklace choker worn by "Deepika Padukone in Ghoomar Song"
"I really enjoyed wearing this jewellery which represents the medieval era of Rajasthan symbolising the beauty of Rani Padmavati all these pieces are a replica of Tanishq Padmavati collection in Gold."
Read more about this choker: Ghoomar Song Choker
|Tanishq Necklace inspired by the beauty Rani Padmavati|
Visit this link for more designs: Tanishq Padmaavat Collection
I would like to request you all to go an see the movie, there is nothing fictional about it, I have been to the castle of chittorgarh and believe me the jauhar kund is still black due the fire was started by Rani Padmavati 1303 AD also a Temple has been constructed in her name by the people of chittorgarh near the jahaur site which is a further proof that "Rani Padmavati" did exist in reality and was just not a fictional character written in a poem.
My Tickets are booked! Do not forget to watch Padmaavat (Padmavati) IN 3D for a real cinematic experience!!