Five reasons why i loved Bajirao Mastani

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No one knows how to make a Bollywood movie like the epic director Sanjay Leeela Bhansali. He just knows how to craft a perfect story, script, cast and crew and make the film look like one long dream on screen. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was a beautiful film and i enjoyed it so much that i have come up with five reasons why i loved this film.

The dance numbers

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Mr Bhansali knows how to put on a show when it comes to his dance numbers and the songs in this film were no different. Some of my favourites on screen were  Deewani Mastani, Mohe Rang Do Laal and Pinga as they were perfectly choreographed and shot. Pinga was fantastic on screen and you could see the camaraderie between Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone and how much work both actresses had put into the film.

The costumes

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The costumes for this film were mind blowing and so beautifully made. Honestly every time Padukone came on screen, i was mesmerised by the stunningly made costumes from the periodic styles to the immense craftsmanship. I adored how each of the characters were given their own special look according to their characters and their status in society.

Priyanka Chopra as Kashi

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It is hard to tell the story of a character who in the history books is rarely mentioned. Bajirao and Mastani’s love story is always prevalent in the telling of this story and even though Kashi was Bajirao’s wife, her feelings towards her husband’s infidelity are never mentioned. Ms Chopra played the character with Kashi with such passion and inner strength that she came across just as important as Mastani. It takes a woman of a lot of strength and character to embrace her husband’s mistress and the reserve Ms Chopra shows as Kashi’s character has to be commended.

Deepika Padukone as Mastani

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Deepika Padukone has come into her own in this film as Mastani. She has mastered the skill of showing how she feels purely through her eyes and she is brilliant as Mastani. From her elegant and powerful portrayal of Mastani, Ms Padukone is fantastic as the character and you really can’t look away when she is on screen.

The sets

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Mr Bhansali’s sets are simply breathtaking and he just knows how to frame a shot perfectly. Every set is made with great thought and detail and you can just tell that nothing has been left to CGI as many films are these days. Some of my favourites on screen included the Sheesh Mahal and Bhudelpar sets which were beautifully crafted with mirrors, intricate details and bought the songs and the dance routines to life.

1 Comment

  1. July 14, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    This is my absolute fav movie after from Baahubali 1 and 2 ! I absolutely love the jewelry pieces in these 3 movies!

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