After a long wait, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic period drama Padmaavat will finally release in the theatres on January 25 (paid previews begin a night before).
While the protests against the film are still underway, the industry insiders and fans are hoping that they will get to watch the magnum opus without any hindrances.
Special preview screenings of Padmaavat, that stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles, were held for the press today in various parts of the country and early reviews of the film have begun pouring in on Twitter.
As expected, everyone is singing praises for the visual spectacle.
From hailing Shahid Kapoor's act of Maharawal Ratan Singh to calling Ranveer Singh an 'acting monster' to praising Deepika Padukone's portrayal of Rani Padmavati, there are only accolades that are coming in for the team Padmaavat.
#Padmaavat - 4.75/5.. How did they pull off that climax! It's a new benchmark in production & coordination. #SanjayLeelaBhansali is a maker with the ideal mix of passion, understanding of the craft & cinematic grandeur. He'll completely arrest you with this one. Hats off👌🙏— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) January 23, 2018
#Padmaavat is a movie the whole industry and the entire country should be proud of and watch as soon as they can!!! It’s an epic of epic proportions...— Amul Vikas Mohan (@amul_mohan) January 23, 2018
#Padmaavat [4.5/5]: @RanveerOfficial 's acting is Vera Level..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 23, 2018
From his opening scene to the climax, he scores in each and every scene..
His intensity and body language.. 👌
Another award worthy performance.. 👏👏
Dear Rajputs/KarniSeva....U have no idea how much you have harmed yourselves by being a hindrance to #Padmaavat’s release. If you see it you would understand why you should be it’s biggest ambassadors in the World. You will be revered after the film. @deepikapadukone— Priya Gupta (@priyagupta999) January 23, 2018
#Padmaavat - @shahidkapoor as the Rajput king of valor and honor, completely looks the part. For an ace actor like him who has played far more complex roles (Haider, Udtaa Punjab), this is a piece of cake. He holds his own in an epic film!— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) January 23, 2018
Padmaavat, bankrolled by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, is made on a staggering budget of Rs 190 crore.
According to film trade analyst Akshaye Rathi, the film will earn Rs 20 crore on its opening day and will easily cross the Rs 100 crore-mark in its first weekend.