Bajirao Mastani

Cast- Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra

Director- Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Music Director- Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is a masterpiece that depicts the love story of the legendary Maratha hero Peshwa Bajirao 1 and his second wife Mastani. The grand setting and the historic outfits mesmerises the audience to the utmost level. The poise of the beauties and the majestic presence takes everyone to the days of kings and kingdoms.

The film starts of by portraying the intelligence of the king played to perfection by Ranveer Singh. Bajirao, whose extraordinary war skills captured the whole of contemporary India in a daze of fear, gradually proved to be the hero of the Maratha Empire. He defeated his enemies not only by tremendous fighting expertise but his main weapon was his wit that proved to be his most effective shield.

Then comes Mastani (Deepika Padukone), who impresses the Maratha Lion, when she enters the Peshwa’s camp despite not having permission. The king’s brilliance too impresses Mastani. Gradually with time Bajirao falls in love with her.

However, while leaving Bundelkhand, he leaves his most precious knife with Mastani, unknown of the fact that gifting a knife to a lady in a way means tying the knot with her for their lifetime. Bajirao’s and Kashibai’s (Priyanka Chopra) happy married life gets interfered by the entry of Mastani, as she comes to Pune, by this time realising her true feelings for the Peshwa. But as fate would have it, she partly being Muslim by origin is strictly disowned by the Maratha Brahmins.

Not only so, severe ill treatments and insults are meted out to her that leads to a dismal situation. Surprisingly, Bajirao himself comes in rescue and the story takes a twist. To know what more fate has in store for this trio, one needs to hit the theatre and watch the movie. The tracks are brilliantly written and are extraordinary and praiseworthy.

The film ends on a thought-provoking note leaving the spectators only to feel the effect of love and it being so pure and true. It is worth watching and that’s why I won’t proceed anymore and spoil the pleasure of the readers.

Class IX, Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School