After much delay, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic saga Padmaavat will finally see the light of day on January 26. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the film is based on a poem about the Rajput queen Padmavati written by the 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The film has been watched by all the Film Companion critics. Read below for their various takes on the movie!

ANUPAMA CHOPRA

“Ranveer Singh chews the scenery with aplomb and yet the first half of Padmaavat remains listless.”

Read Anupama Chopra’s full review of Padmaavat here

RAHUL DESAI

Padmaavat be infinitely poorer if not for Ranveer Singh’s electric performance. His is an unhinged Vishal Bhardwaj character stuck in a sanitized Bhansali sonnet.”

Read Rahul Desai’s full review of Padmaavat here

SUCHARITA TYAGI

“When you know what’s going to happen in the story, at 2 hours in, and no end in sight, you begin to tire of the repetitiveness of it all.”

Watch Sucharita Tyagi’s full review of Padmaavat here

 

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