Everything Wrong With ‘Padmaavat’ (We’re Not Even Talking History)

If you’ve seen Padmaavat, watch this! If you haven’t seen Padmaavat, definitely watch this!

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Enough has been spoken about the distortion of history in Padmaavat - what the makers got wrong about Rani Padmaavati or Alauddin Khilji among other things. So before you go ahead and watch the video, we assure you this is NOT about any of that. Bhansali's magnum opus is visually spectacular, like any other SLB film but this one just defies logic, not once or twice but almost all through the film. Doesn't it?

The film starts with Rani Padmaavati on her shikaar- she was smart, sorted, intelligent and bad-ass but decides to marry this king she mistakenly hurts. She is practical AF all through the film, but then transforms into a bechari (India ki hawa mein woh baat hai shayad) and chooses to commit jauhar rather than fight the enemy. You were a shikaari, remember?

DYK: Ratan Singh by the way, goes to Sri Lanka to get some rare pearls for his first wife and returns with a second wife. Chalo, we aren't judging him. Like Bollywood says - you can fall in love with anyone, anywhere...

Coming back to Rani Padmaavati, she was born and brought up in Sri Lanka. Okay, we get it, she must have fallen head over heels in love with Ratan Singh and must have decided to leave the lush green Sri Lanka and settled for dusty, sweaty Chittor. But, where did you learn the language from, madame? She spoke Rajasthani and gave lectures on Rajput ki aan, shaan and baan like a pro. Kudos!

It was Padmaavati who decided to walk into fire in slo-mo. But, what about the badi ranisa? She'd do it too just because chotti said so?!

Also, some time in the film, Padmaavati travels with her troupe from Chittor to Delhi. She completes the journey overnight! Yes, approximately 600 kms covered in 12 hours by foot! Even a car would take longer if we include meal and loo breaks, don't you think?

Let's not even get into Ratan Singh's usool and adarsh, for that you can watch the video!

Edit: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Voice-over: Abhilash Thapliyal
Script: Divya Talwar

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