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Bajirao Mastani (2015)

An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.

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Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj
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Nizam of Deccan
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Panth Pratinidhi
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Ambaji Panth
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Chimaji
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Krishnaji Bhatt (as Yateen Karyekar)
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Raja Chhatrasaal
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Ruhani Begum
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Malhar Rao
Sukhada Khandkekar ...
Anutai (as Sukhda Abhijeet Khandkekar)
Anuja Gokhale ...
Bhiutai (as Anuja Anil Sathe)
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Bajirao 1, who fought over 41 major battles and many others, is reputed never to have lost a battle. Bajirao is described as "RANMARD" a man of the battlefield. Bajirao said to his brother "Remember that night has nothing to do with sleep. It was created by God, to raid territory held by your enemy. The night is your shield, your screen against the cannons and swords of vastly superior enemy forces. " Bajirao was a heaven born cavalry leader. In the long and distinguished galaxy of Peshwas, Bajirao was unequaled for the daring and originality of his genius and the volume and value of his achievements. Written by AMIT KHER

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glorie si iubire  »

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INR 1,250,000,000 (estimated)

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INR 467,700,000 (India) (20 December 2015)

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$6,557,047 (USA) (7 February 2016)
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Dimple Kapadia, Shabana Azmi and Supriya Pathak were all considered for the role of Bajirao's mother before Tanvi Azmi was cast. See more »

Goofs

When Kashibai visited Mastani after the vicious attack, it is clear that Mastani suffered injuries especially obvious on her right arm. However in the very subsequent 'Pinga' dancing scene, Mastani seems very healthy to dance around and most importantly, no more bandage or scars on her right arm. See more »

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Spun-off from Mystical Mastani (2015) See more »

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A Well-Made, Well-Acted Motion-Picture!
18 December 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Mangum-Opus 'Bajirao Mastani' finally arrives. Been in the news for more than a decade, this period piece, fortunately, is worth the wait. Its A Well-Made, Well-Acted Motion-Picture, that holds your attention at most times.

'Bajirao Mastani' narrates the story of the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I of the Maratha Empire (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika Padukone).

'Bajirao Mastani' is epically mounted & Bhansali has Directed the film with enviable ambition. The scale of the film is something to watch! The visual appeal is tremendous. But, what makes 'Bajirao Mastani' further more memorable, is its human-conflict between its primary characters. The relationship of Bajirao & Mastani is sharp, and even the relationship between Bajirao & his first wife Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra), is compelling. Watching the warrior torn between love, politics & religion, often grabs your attention. I was involved in Bajirao's quest to give his women the respect they deserve, despite the evil-heads who intended to ruin it.

Having said that, 'Bajirao Mastani' isn't without its share of blemishes. While the first-hour is arresting, the second-hour takes a dip & the pace drops. Also, the film overstays its welcome by a good 20-minutes, that certainly needed some trimming. A crisper & sharper second-hour would've only enhanced the overall impact!

The Screenplay is fierce, but undeniably romantic & emotionally charged. The characters are nicely written out & so are their interactions. But, the second-hour needed a stronger punch. Bhansali's Direction is Grand. Its pure ambition, on celluloid. And the accomplished Filmmaker has handled the film with precision. Cinematography is Magnificent. Editing is mostly good, but it needed to be sharper. Art & Costume Design are flawlessly done. Action-Sequences are fabulously executed. Bhansali's Score is enchanting.

Performance-Wise: Ranveer Singh is extraordinary Bajirao. The terrific actor sinks his teeth into the part & delvers a phenomenal performance. Right from his flawless Marathi diction, to his correctly done body-language, Ranveer scores a home-run. Deepika Padukone is wonderful as Mastani, portraying her part with complete honesty & understanding. Priyanka Chopra shines as Kashibai. She's in great form here. Tanvi Azmi as Radhabai, Bajirao's widowed mother, is electrifying. Its a pleasure to watch the veteran cast in a role that offers her scope to show her brilliance!

On the whole, 'Bajirao Mastani' is definitely worth a watch.


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