As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat releases worldwide on the 25th January 2018, some of the most influential voices in the world today have already declared the film a blockbuster.
Humanitarian and Ambassador of Peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar watched “Padmaavat” at a special screening at the Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore and felt that a film of this caliber needs to be celebrated as it makes the entire nation proud.
Said Rajdeep Sardesai , Consulting Editor India Today group,”Fantastic film, a must watch. #Padmaavat”
After watching the film said the Immortals of Meluha author Amish Tripathi,” Padmaavat is a film which celebrates Rajput bravery. And it says positive things about our culture. I think it is one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s finest films.”
Said Shobhaa De, Indian columnist and novelist , “I loved Padmaavat. Rajputs should rejoice! They have been glorified to the skies and beyond”.
Said Shekhar Gupta, Senior Journalist and Founder of The Print ,”Padmaavat is a non-stop, breathless celebration of 14th Cent Rajput tradition. And it’s no history or sociology, but pure Sanjay Leela Bhansali”.
Said Ashoke Pandit, Vice President of IMPPA and member of CBFC, “This genius named#SanjayLeelaBhansali is a magician on celluloid! What an incredible film that pays one of the finest tributes to the valor of #Rajputs. Every frame is like poetry in motion!“
Said Rajeev Masand, Senior film critic and journalist, “Padmaavat fits nicely within the impressive canon of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali stages spectacular war scenes, striking just the right balance between grand scale and intimacy.”
Added Rajeev Shukla, Journalist and Politician ,”Don’t see any reason why anybody should oppose Padmaavat. There is nothing against anyone in fact movie glorified one particular community.”
Said Anupama Chopra, Senior Journalist and Film Critic, Director of MAMI, “Every element in Padmaavat is a nayaab cheez. It is an unabashed ode to Rajput bravery”.
Said Sonal Kalra, Managing Editor , Hindustan Times Entertainment ,”Watched #Padmaavat at a screening. Not qualified to debate over the debate, but as cinema,it’s riveting storytelling and visual delight. @shahidkapoor is understated good, @deepikapadukone’s eyes speak. @RanveerOfficial OWNS the film. And @jimSarbh is a surprise bundle of acting!”
Says Faridoon Shahryar, Content Head Bollywood Hungama, ” Padmaavat is an epic tale of love,valour n honour . It’s a unique cinematic experience. Watch!!!”
Says Madhureeta Mukherjee, Entertainment Editor Bombay Times “#Padmaavat is a spectacle. Kudos! #MustWatch
TOI wrote, “Padmaavat wins its trial by fire”.
Says Hindustan Times, “: Padmaavat is sparkling, extravagant, dazzling, magnificent and wonderful. It’s a feast for the eyes”.
Says Asjad Nazir, Entertainment Editor Eastern Eye, “A work of art, #Padmaavat meets & exceeds expectations”.
Says Haroon Rashid, Senior Journalist BBC, “#Padmaavat is the most beautiful film I’ve ever seen. A masterpiece. Every frame is perfection. It was worth the wait.”
Says the New Indian Express, “The film is well-executed and has all ingredients of a block-buster. What keeps you hooked are definitely the performances. Every actor is in the skin of their character.”
Says DNA, “Padmaavat is an enriching cinematic experience. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is easily the best auteur-filmmaker in Bollywood.”
Says Sagarika Ghose , Consulting Editor TOI,“#Padmaavat : wooowww! Epic, magnificent, grand!”
Says Salil Acharya, RJ RadioCity, “One can only dream about the #genius of the man #sanjayleelabhansali … his vision is unparalleled and every actor is like gold in #padmaavat”
Said Tusshar Joshi, Editor in Chief Bollywood life, ” Padmaavat is SLB’s tribute and ode to the Rajput legacy of valour and fearless pride.”
While the film faced a few battles along the way , it looks like Padmaavat has finally won the war !
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Bhansali Productions’ Padmaavat releases worldwide on the 25th January 2018 in 2D & 3D!