Sanjay Leela Bhansali and controversy are hardly strangers but the amount of flak Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh- starrer Padmaavat is facing is indeed shocking. From various religious groups to national parties to royals, everyone have raised their voices to ban the film but fortunately, even after all this the Central Board of Film Certification have given the makers a green signal. Hence, you will see Padmaavat on January 25th, 2018 in the theaters near you.
Whatever we know about the Rajput queen Padmini, might or might not be true. The earliest source to ever mention her in history is Padmavat, an epic fictionalized poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE. And that is what inspired Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make this movie.
Irrespective of everything that has been said and done about the movie, it is still releasing so now let’s take our energy and channelize it in knowing the story better. Have a look:
The Sri Lankan connection
According to the famous poem, Rani Padmini also known as Padmavati was the Princess of the Singhal Kingdom, which lies in Sri Lanka.
Hiraman: The Talking Parrot
Hiraman used to praise the Princess's beauty a lot and the two were best of friends. But her father was so jealous of the friendship they shared, he ordered the bird to be killed. Hiraman escaped and landed in Ratan Singh's courtroom, where he spoke highly of Padmavati's beauty and he instantly fell in love with her.
Encounter with God Shiva
Ratan Singh traveled long to meet Padmavati but did not get a chance due to which, he decided to burn himself but was stopped by God Shiva.
Ratan Singh attacks Singhal
Swayamvar of Princess Padmavati Winning the most gorgeous Princess was not easy, Ratan Singh had gone to the Singhal Kingdom to participate in the Swayamvar of Princess Padmavati. But there was one condition, The one who would defeat the warrior would marry the princess. For this, Padmavati herself got down on the field to fight with King Ratan and was defeated. She was then married to Rana Ratan Singh.
The test of love
While the newlyweds were traveling back to Chittor, Ratan Singh was punished by the Ocean god for being too proud of his wife's beauty. The God killed their entire party, leaving only Ratan and Padmavati. Soon the Ocean Goddess decided to test the couple's love and disguised herself as Padmavati but Ratan Singh was not fooled.
Banishment of Raghav Chetan
Raghav Chetan, the skillful artist was one of the most talented people of the kingdom. He was a sorcerer and used to practice black magic for his own good. After being caught, Raghav was removed from the palace so take his revenge, he went to Delhi and told Khilji about Padmavati's beauty.
Alauddin Khilji wanted Chittorgarh and Padmavati. To save the honor of Rajput men, Padmavati along with other Rajut women, jumped into the Jauhar Kund and defeated Alauddin Khilji.
Well by the trailer and recently released dialogue promos, it looks like Sanjay Leela Bhansali have done justice to the poem but still the actual story is still a mystery. Let us all see how Sanjay Leela Bhansali has unveiled the narrative. Would you go and watch it ? Tell us in the comments below.