It is piece of an art portraying epic Indian History of an unbeatable warrior Baji Rao Ballal Balaji Bhat. This film is one of the dream project of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and it was in development from last 15 years after he made his all-times hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. After so much of changes in script, casting and lot of hardwork finally it is released now in the end of 2015.
This movie is filmed with extensive big sets in combination of high quality VFX graphics. You can expect vast scenes of wars and landscapes along with very beautiful palaces. A magic of artwork and colors is developed by the set built as Shanivaarbada the palace of Bajirao Peshwa (Prime Minister) of Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj.
Ranveer Singh is completely gelled up in the role by that bald look exactly as the genre of Marathas. His hard work is exemplary the way he followed the flawless Marathi accent along with body language and expressions.
Deepika Padukone is looking gorgeous as Mastani and an outstanding performance from her, the way she is fighting in the war, the way she performs all the dances, her dialogue delivery and soulful acting. Somewhere I found she overshadow Ranveer Singh in terms of performance. The song Deewani Mastani is filmed in such a grace that it will mesmerize you with beauty of presentation and obviously the beautiful Deepkia Padukone. Priyanka Chopra as first wife of Bajirao, Kashibhai did a fantastic job delivering beautifully the Marathi style and accent. Her look is beautiful and innocent in the movie as a simple Marathi wife living and ruling the palace of peshwa.
Music of the movie is done by Mr. Bhansali himself and it is excellent and outstanding with great songs like Deewani Mastani, Malhari, and Pinga featuring Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukon with a nostalgic touch of Dola Re in Devdas. The background score is also very beautifully composed.
Movie is rich with talented bunch of actors like Milind Soman, Tanvi Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vaibbhav Tatwawdi and many more. The lacking points I found in the movie is like it is little exhausting due to the length and little bit slow in between as somewhere the story becomes little slow. The kind of thrill and enthusiasm need to be followed on the war scenes are lacking as the director is more concentrated on the romance side, probably because of the theme that is of a historic romantic story. Well, all the lacking points are covered by the excellent cinematography and the beautiful sets. Trust me it is a treat to your eyes watching this movie on an HD screen.
It is a must watch to enjoy the fusion of art, music and acting with a heart touching story of a great warrior.