The film is a fictionised account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khalji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. According to Padmavat, Khalji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini.
Unquestionably among the most anticipated movies of the year, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been in the news ever since its promulgation.
Achieving the casting coup of Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh or vandalism by Rajput Karni Sena members against the moving picture for ‘distorting’ history, ‘Padmavati’ has very much made headlines throughout.
Padmavati’ will also have music by Bhansali, and is also being produced by his banner and Viacom Motion Pictures, and is scheduled to release on December 1.
And with all the hype surrounding the recent release of the first looks of the three leads, Rani Padmavati, Sultan Alauddin Khilji and Maharawal Ratan Singh, the makers have now released the trailer at the right time.
The movie deals with the story of tyrant Alauddin Khilji’s attempt to invade Chittor Fort in Rajputana due to his desire for Queen Padmavati in 1303 because of which the trailer was also launched at 13.03 hours.
In the dialogue-less trailer except for Shahid's one-liner and a line from Deepika in the end, we see Bhansali at his trademark best, with the massive sets and in the brilliant direction of the war scenes, costumes, the intense background music and every other minute detail.