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Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 18 December 2015 (USA)
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An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.

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Nagnath S. Inamdar (novel), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranveer Singh ... Peshwa Bajirao Ballal
Deepika Padukone ... Mastani
Priyanka Chopra ... Kashibai
Tanvi Azmi ... Radha Maa
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj
Raza Murad ... Nizam of Deccan
Aditya Pancholi ... Panth Pratinidhi
Milind Soman ... Ambaji Panth
Vaibhav Tatwawaadi ... Chimaji (as Vaibhav Tatwawadi)
Yatin Karyekar ... Krishnaji Bhatt (as Yateen Karyekar)
Benjamin Gilani ... Raja Chhatrasaal
Zila Khan Zila Khan ... Ruhani Begum
Ganesh Yadav ... Malhar Rao
Sukhada Khandkekar Sukhada Khandkekar ... Anutai (as Sukhda Abhijeet Khandkekar)
Anuja Gokhale Anuja Gokhale ... Bhiutai (as Anuja Anil Sathe)
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Bajirao 1, who fought over 41 major battles and many others, was reputed never to have lost a single one of them. Bajirao is described as "RANMARD" a man made of and for 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. " A born cavalry leader Bajirao was unequaled for the daring and originality of his genius. Mastani, the fabled warrior princess was the daughter of Raja Chattrasal and his Persian wife Roohani Begum. An expert dancer, singer and warrior, Mastani is sent to battle at the head of the Bundelkhand army. A chance meeting on a war field where they fight on the same side, puts Bajirao and Mastani on a course of passionate love- that is unstoppable by either of their families, by war or by death itself.

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajirao and Mastani See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,741,037, 20 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,557,047, 7 February 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,000,000, 6 January 2016
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Bajirao Mastani received thirteen nominations at the 22nd Screen Awards, including Best Film, and Best Director for Bhansali, and won seven including Best Actor for Singh, and Best Supporting Actress for Chopra. See more »

Goofs

When Mastani arrives at her new home called Mastani Mahal, while Bajirao is calling his brother, there is a couple seconds at 1:42:44 where the water from the left's fountain freezes midair showing a CGI goof. See more »

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A Well-Made, Well-Acted Motion-Picture!
18 December 2015 | by namashi_1See 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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