PADMAVAT(I) – A CINEMATIC MASTER PIECE. BUT AN UNNECESSARY SUBJECT

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*This is not a review of the film

After a long round of controversy in the field, Padmaavat releases to a raving response from the audience. To sum up the film, Padmaavat is a cinematic master piece. A lot of talk about the performances of the main lead, Ranvir as Alaudin Khilji, Deepika as Princess Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Singh but for me the highlight of the film however is its screenwriting. Let’s face it Padmaavat has a climax which most knew and the plot was a give away in the trailer but then every scene amazes you which makes you eager for a what-next movement? Sanjay Leela Bhansali once again proves his mettle with his writing. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not just a fantastic director, writer and musician but yes, Bhansali is a great feeler. A writer-director must be able to feel emotions in real life order to project them on the screen. In fact most of his films serve as inspiration for many prospective writers- directors. A film should be able to evoke the emotions in you and make you feel numb in your throat and one can only do that if one were to be emotionally tuned in reality.
Sanjay leela Bhansali is an artistic legend undoubtedly but the big question is, is the subject important today. No! This is not a Karni-sena sympathising write-up. In fact Karni Sena have messed it up by not drawing political mileage out of this. Padmaavat is a pride of the Rajputs.
Take for instance, a scene, where in a war sequence the Khilji’s kill a fighting Rajput warrior, the warrior continues to fight despite being beheaded. For me Padmaavat is a true portrayal of the valour and courage of Rajput. But the truth is, in the process, the film might have the potentiality to stir up a communal clash. It’s a known fact that India was ruled by the Mughal and associate rulers for over 400 years and that they have plundered wealth, land and women. But that’s how the aspirations were back then. The problem with Padmaavat is it resurfaces the villain who haunted us many years back which only creates more hatred for the indirect descendants who have nothing to do with it now.
Padmaavat although a master piece is just not what the doctor ordered for the society now at this juncture. A film is not just a canvas for entertainment but also is a stimulant for many. Like, a film like Bombay showed how meaningless riots are and how it’s extremely important to have harmony. And that served as a stimulant for many instilling sense in the otherwise extreme mentality. As Osho rightly says, it’s easy to hate than to love as hatred is natural. A film or a piece of art shouldn’t directly or indirectly create hatred but stimulate positivity or at least boldly speak of the missing link in the society. But to retell a supposedly fantasy tale which villainies a section of the society indirectly is damage to the society and demeaning to a legendary thinker-artist- film maker who has so much to offer to us.

Let the politicians engage in dividing us, at least as non-politicians let us be aware that only in harmony there can be holistic and individual progress and development. And trust me, only that will bring food to the table and peace to the mind.
Padmaavat is cinematically awesome but socially awful.

– “Shanky” Shankar  

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Well, BLOG- came to know recently why it is needed. People always ask why certain group of people always read blog and why they update blogs(even I was one among them). There were many answers but its natural that human tendency will not accept what he always was skeptical about and will have many questions, but he will be more than ever convinced if he himself finds an answer for that.Is it not? Well coming to me, I am Ram Chaitanya(easy access to my name say Ram C).I earn money by sitting in front of a computer(I simply mean that- but professionally).To give a classy name its called Software Engineer.I had worked for a MNC which was in news recently.But don’t know if what ever happens –just for ones goo’d(well, self satisfactory compilation) I have started working for another company due to some dramatical developments in the previous company.Well as of now leading a happy healthy life, but as a person I need to live a challanging life (not just sit in front computer ,earning money)but wanaa be passionate in something. Usee ke liye wait kar raha huu..(waiting for that moment) Coming to my hobbies …..sport which is common hobby for majority of we indians , (yes u r right , we eat ,sleep and play).Its more than a religion – Its Cricket. Love it , love the way it is being played. As many ppl ask who is fav cricketer ,majority of them say it’s the Indian Legend- The Master Blaster-Sachin 10dulkar.Well I am not different from them even I say the same name if some one asks me the same question. Next my passion is movies-yes it has changed the way I think, it has changed the way I see the world(well see guys not just talking about Indian Cienema,hope u got it). I see a lot of movies and want to make a one my self (so, do u think it’s a bad idea, my answer –NO). And the thing which also interests is Indian Politics.Yes – You can start seeing my posts regarding the Indian Polictics and how they are played. Its strange to some ppl that policts ? passion? Yes its should be and has to be, if not we who should think –am I rite?
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One Response to PADMAVAT(I) – A CINEMATIC MASTER PIECE. BUT AN UNNECESSARY SUBJECT

  1. Nishikant Ahirrao says:

    Shanky your words are awesome. … I dint see the movie yet but by your words I would image how the movie will be… you have given the perfect report on Padmavat… presented it positive in the best way it is …. All the Best. … Hope we might be able to see one of your movie of this kind. ….

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