Bajirao Mastani Reviews

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  • 80 Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh

    Bajirao Mastani is a cinematic gem that you just cannot miss. Tremendous performances, deft direction, power-packed screenwriting and dialogue, melodious soundtrack and of course, the lavish mounting -- this film has it all. Strongly recommended!


  • 60 Koi Moi | Surabhi Redkar

    Watch it if you want to restore your faith in love stories.Forget history, this film is full of chemistry that is so pure that it is heart-warming to experience it. For all its grandeur and Bhansali’s years of dedication, the film is a sure a one-time watch.


  • 60 NDTV | Saibal Chatterjee

    Despite its failings, Bajirao Mastani is the work of a director who never shies away from going the whole hog. Even when Bhansali isn't in full flight, he still manages to soar well above the mundane. Bajirao Mastani is for those that think history is boring. There isn't a dull moment in this colourful and dramatic film that embraces excess with unabashed abandon.


  • 80 The Times of India | Srijana Mitra Das

    Bajirao-Mastani resembles Jodhaa-Akbar with teeth that bite, Mughal-e-Azam with shades of philosophical grey. It rediscovers roots to Maratha pride - and bravely confronts one of India's most crucial questions now. Quickly 'chala' to the biggest screen you can find.


  • 30 Indian Express | Shubhra Gupta

    Deepika Padukone, Ranveer singh, Priyanka Chopra's movie had the potential to be a terrific historical. What it ends up being is a costume drama: too many costumes, too much revved-up, empty drama, and too little story.


  • 20 Rediff | Raja Sen

    This is a giant film, a magnum opus drunk on its own magnum-ity, and it is perfectly clear early on, as the narrative races out the gate and gauntlets are flung up in the air and shot through with arrows, that a film like this can only work as opera. Bhansali, for what it's worth, has gone all out with this one. He's made warrior girls play the banjo; he's made Old Spice salesmen look old; he's created outrageous, mostly fountain-based subtext about husbands and wives getting each other wet; and he's even saluted world cinema and raised a few red lanterns. If only he had more to say than the fact that he loves Mughal-e-Azam.


  • 60 CNN-IBN | Rajeev Masand

    There are a few things one has come to take for granted in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film: a stunning visual aesthetic, immaculately choreographed songs, and an imposing sense of scale. His latest, Bajirao Mastani, doesn't disappoint on any of those counts. But the film also suffers from a condition one might describe as 'Bhansali-it is' – the tendency to be melodramatic, over-long, and highly indulgent. Ultimately you can’t help being overwhelmed by Sudeep Chatterjee’s eye-watering frames, and the elegant production design. Bhansali delivers a film that’s artistic but exhausting.


  • 50 Hindustan Times | Sweta Kaushal

    Bajirao Mastani is a lengthy film that moves at a snail’s pace, in signature Bhansali style. The lyrical dialogues and literary brilliance of the dialogues bog the story down with overindulgence instead of striking the audience in awe of the grandeur at show. If you appreciate Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s opulence and grandeur, this won’t disappoint. It can be a good one-time watch, for Deepika’s performance, if not anything else.