When you read about love stories or watch movies on them what do you look for and why do you watch it.
Hold that thought till I let the cat out of the bag.
When you hear Sanjay Bhansali make a movie on Bajirao Mastani, one can only vouch of the great opus it can be given his past movies to bring larger than life on screen.
This movie does not disappoint in its visualization of its era of the past.
This is about the love story about Bajirao and his Mastani who have been claimed to be lovers as per the stories that one hear.
Albeit there is a problem. Bajirao is married and his family’s non-acceptance of Mastani as his second wife. Given that it was stated that if a man gives his dagger to a women and she accepts the same, it’s considered as marriage. How easy and convenient if one thinks about it.
It’s the love that tears the family apart even as they fight to live for each other in their hearts awaiting acceptance of the society.
Ranveer Singh has proved that he has got the acting prowess that catches your attention. Its Priyanka as the wife who steals the thunder in this movie as you cannot get enough of her even though she is the one playing second fiddle.
Deepika Singh makes one wonder if chasing and falling in love makes one depressed. All one could see was her sadness in her attempts to get her man.
This love story surely did not have any good memories that one would look for.
Aditya Pancholi & Milind Soman seems to be wasted on roles that were not given enough room for them to showcase their skills.
The end of the movie disappoints as it seems like they did not had any clue on how they will end it. It was abrupt to put it mildly.
The scripting of the movie is not tight as there are times when you actually wonder where it was going. Any love story has it’s moments which keeps you engaged. All one could see was the pain about the love but never really the part where love keeps them alive. Did it all came down to attraction?
Sanjay could certainly do better than that.
This is a one-time watch and hope the end does not disappoints.