Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka feature in supporting roles.
Based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the film narrates the story of Padmavati, a Rajput queen who committed jauhar (self-immolation) to protect herself from Khilji.
|Directed by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Written by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
by Malik Muhammad Jayasi
|Production company||Bhansali Productions|
|Release date||25 January 2018|
|Running time||163 minutes|
|Budget||Rs. 190 crore|
|Box Office||Rs. 75 crore|
The film is based on the legend of Rani Padmavati, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of Ratan Sen (called Rawal Ratan Singh in later legends), the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khilji, the Turko-Afghan ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana.
According to Padmavat, Khilji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmavati. The men of the city stormed out in a final mortal sally to kill as many of the enemy before falling. Rani Padmavati is said to have committed jauhar (self-immolation) along with all the other women of the city to protect their honour and to avoid being captured by Khilji who finds an empty fortress, thus denied victory although Chittor "becomes Islam".
|Deepika Padukone as Padmavati – a 13th century legendary Rajput queen, who was, according to Padmavat, the wife of Rajput king Ratan Singh (also known as Ratan Sen), the ruler of Mewar. The news of Padmavati's beauty reached Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who besieged Singh's capital, Chittor, motivated by his desire to capture the queen.|
|Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Singh – the last Rajput ruler of the Guhila dynasty of the Kingdom of Mewar. He was defeated by Alauddin Khilji's forces during the siege of Chittor.|
|Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji – the Turko-Afghan ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. He was the second and most powerful ruler of the Sultanate belonging to the Khilji dynasty. He ascended the throne by murdering his paternal uncle and father-in-law, Sultan Jalaluddin Khilji. According to Padmavat, Khilji laid siege to Chittor motivated by his desire to capture Ratan Singh's wife, Padamavati.|
|Aditi Rao Hydari as Mehrunisa – wife of Alauddin Khilji|
|Raza Murad as Jalaluddin Khilji – the founder and first Sultan of the Khilji dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. He was deposed by his nephew and son-in-law Alauddin, who murdered his uncle to acquire the throne.|
|Jim Sarbh as Malik Kafur– a prominent eunuch slave-general of Alauddin Khilji.|
|Anupriya Goenka as Nagmati – the first wife and chief queen of Ratan Singh according to Padmavat. Nagmati and her husband's second wife, Padmavati, didn't get along too well but they performed jauhar together after Alauddin Khilji attacked Chittor.|
|Album by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Sanjay Leela Bhansali chronology|
The film score is composed by Sanchit Balhara while the songs are composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. A. M. Turaz and Siddharth-Garima have penned down the lyrics for songs. Shreya Ghoshal has already rendered a song. She will be singing four songs for the film. Padukone filmed a Ghoomar performance, a traditional Rajasthani folk dance, on a set that replicates the interior of Chittorgarh Fort. The soundtrack will be released by T-Series. The first song "Ghoomar" was released on 25 October 2017.
|Ghoomar||Shreya Ghoshal||4:41||Download - MP3|
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|Ek Dil Ek Jaan||Shivam Pathak||3:40||Download - MP3|
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