Why Bajirao Mastani’s Trailer Failed To Impress Me

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After delivering movies like Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Goliyon ki Raasleela- Ramleela; Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back with another of his “great” creations- Bajirao Mastani. With larger than life characters, exquisitely royal locations, grand sets, heavy costumes, intensive fight sequences, blood and swords- it seems that SLB has put all possible elements together and produced the movie (or the trailer at least). The movie has been in constant news owing to Ranveer Singh’s bald look and Ranveer-Deepika chemistry; however the trailer offers none of this. In fact, it leaves you wondering as to who is in love with whom. While the movie is titled The Love Story of a Warrior- Bajirao Mastani, you cannot possibly figure out if Ranveer, the warrior, is romancing Deepika or Priyanka. It could be a deliberate attempt to keep the audience guessing or simply put, it’s bad editing.

What, however, stands out is the stark contrast that has been brought out between the characters of the female protagonists. While Deepika Padukone is shown as a strong and fierce warrior, Priyanka Chopra is portrayed as a demure and docile woman. Deepika fights while Priyanka dances and lights candles.It would be interesting to see how the two ladies perform their respective roles, and all the more exciting to see how SLB has directed such talented actors.

Is it a love story, a battle story or a story about complicated relationships-well, we’ll have to wait till December 18 to know that. I just hope that when we walk out of the theatres, we are not as confused as we are after watching the trailer.

(For your convenience, Priyanka Chopra plays Ranveer Singh’s a.k.a. Bajirao’s first wife- Kashibai and Deepika Padukone takes on the role of his second wife, Mastani.)

See for yourself!

[Watch Bajirao Mastani’s trailer here]

 

Bhavna Mehrotra

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