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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 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
Benjamin Gilani ... Raja Chhatrasaal
Zila Khan Zila Khan ... Ruhani Begum
Ganesh Yadav ... Malhar Rao
Sukhada Khandkekar ... Anutai (as Sukhda Abhijeet Khandkekar)
Anuja Sathe ... Bhiutai (as Anuja Anil Sathe)
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Storyline

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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Shreya Ghoshal won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Deewani Mastani". See more »

Goofs

The Mirror set in the hall is said to project an image of the object in the center of the hall into the bedroom of Kashibai. If that be the case, such images can not be seen by anyone in the hall (basic laws of reflection -- optical physics). However, in several dance sequences, the images of the dance/dancers are seen in the same error. See more »


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Wonderful to look at - a great showcase for Indian film
18 December 2015 | by gwat-2See all my reviews

I went to see this film while my wife was at the ballet. I don't watch many Bollywood films, and usually the lighter kind, so I was coming to this film with almost no context. Also, to me, this was a foreign language, subtitled film so I missed any subtleties of language.

I really liked it. It was a true epic, wonderfully staged with seamless CGI and a consistent mellow look and feel to it. The leads (and lots of others) were really handsome/beautiful, and excellent actors. The dancing and singing was great and the story was well told. The costumes were sumptuous - Mughal miniatures come to life.

To an Australian this was of course an exotic film, so although it was slow there was always something to be looking at and wondering about. On the con side, the Hindu / Moslem theme was hammered home rather obviously, the Brahmin priests were one-dimensionally nasty, and (apart from one boatman) everything took place in a idyllic palace bubble - punctuated by a few battles.

However I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy an epic cinematic experience Indian-style.


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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:

INR1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,744,975, 20 December 2015

Gross USA:

$6,557,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,350,917
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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