Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
There is a mark that every artist leaves on his or her work. Few of the artists are versatile and very few are monotonously brilliant. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one such directors of Indian cinema, who belongs to the later category. Monotonous yet attractive every time. Its a very difficult feat to achieve. 'Bajirao Mastani' is yet another visual treat from him after his previous venture, 'Ram-Leela'. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are the same lead actors of both the films, yet the way their characters have been depicted in both of the films deserves a stupendous applauds. Not even for a moment, you feel like watching the same pair on the screen. Their body language has been tremendously worked upon. Film to film. Character to character. Dialogue to dialogue. Shot to shot. Emotion to emotion. Every single thing has been perfectly moulded.
Ranveer Singh has done an awesome job. His body language variations are the highlights of the film. His expressions have come out so perfect that the involvement he has had in the character has paid off. His dialogue delivery is wonderful too. All about him in this film is immensely impressive. Deepika and Priyanka have done good jobs. Deepika's body language in some of the war shots must have been worked upon more. I felt a little disappointment in that respect. Otherwise, she, as always, has done a great job. Loved Priyanka in her cute expressions.
The pace in the movie is uneven as per me. At times running forward before understanding anything and at times staying at one scene for longer than required, the screen play is one of the areas of "could have done better". However, the dialogues in the slow moving scenes are the perfectly written ones. They just don't bore! Music is adorable. Costume work is too good a job. Fast moving camera shots, especially in the war sequences, are one of the draw-backs I guess. But fortunately, its barely noticeable.
All in all, its a good movie. Feeling good to have learnt about the great Marata Peshwa of 18th Century. Looking forward for more biopics, especially the historic ones.