Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is continuing to set benchmarks at a global level. Having crossed over Rs 585 crores at the worldwide box office, the period drama will now be screened at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival. The visual extravaganza will be screened in the non-competition section of Focus India of the SIFF, to be held from June 16 to 25. Padmaavat broke box office records both on home turf and overseas, helping filmmaker Bhansali outdo his last box office numbers. The film, which released on January 25, had run into trouble time and again, as members of several Rajput factions had accused Bhansali of distorting history. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles, the film is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Awadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.
Padmaavat is a 2018 Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Loosely based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, it stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen known for her beauty, wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, hears of her beauty and attacks her kingdom to claim her. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka featured in supporting roles. With a production budget of ₹2.15 billion (US$32 million), Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. Padmaavat received mixed reviews. Critics praised the visuals, the cinematography and Singh’s portrayal of Khilji, but criticised its storyline, execution, length and adherence to regressive patriarchal mores.Despite not being released in some states of India, it grossed over ₹5.85 billion (US$87 million) at the box office, becoming a commercial success and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
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