10 reasons why we cannot wait to watch Padmavati

Published: October 11, 2017

The trailer for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati released on Monday, and it broke the internet. From a layperson to celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, no one could stop raving after watching it.

With over 21 million views on YouTube in two days, it has become the most watched trailer in the shortest time for a Hindi movie. After all this hype, we gave in and watched the trailer and we must admit, having finally seen it, we’re excited for the movie. Here are 10 reasons why we are excited and cannot wait to watch Padmavati:

1. Deepika Padukone as Padmavati

Not only does Deepika look stunning, as usual, she looks like a true Rajput Queen.

How can a uni brow look so good?

We don’t nearly get to see enough of her in the trailer, but from what we do see, she looks fierce and we love it.

2. Ranveer Singh, enough said!

That’s it. That’s the whole reason.

There is intense and then there is Ranveer. If you thought Ranveer could play passionate characters before this movie, then there are no words to describe his performance here. It is safe to say that he has not only dominated the conversation but has also stolen the show.

We recently read that both Ranveer and Deepika will be seeking psychiatric help after this film. After watching him in the trailer, it’s not hard to imagine why.

3. Ranveer’s antics 

Ranveer always has some ‘diva’ moments in his movies that reinstate his image as truly self-obsessed (and rightly so). The hair flip in the trailer is one of those moments where one can only smile and think, “this is so Ranveer”.

Can Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) cast the king of flirtatious expressions and not take advantage of it? No, and we are glad he does. With a simple eyebrow lift, Ranveer lightens our mood, which only darkened in the first place due to his intensity.

4. Alauddin Khilji – the man himself

There’s so much mystery surrounding the character, and seeing him being portrayed so has only piqued our interest. Did he really have a male love interest? Was he as arrogant as he seems? Is he eating raw meat here? If yes, why? We can’t wait to find out!

5. Deepika and Shahid’s chemistry

Both are two of the most sought-after actors in Bollywood and neither has worked with the other before. And they look so good together!

Shahid can’t take his eyes off of her – and we can’t either, to be honest.

6. Shahid Kapoor as we’ve never seen him before 

Ranveer and Deepika may have taken more than their share of the limelight, but Shahid looks like he belongs on screen with them. If you’re a fan of Shahid, it’s nice to see him in a period film. He’s channeling his inner Hrithik from Jodhaa Akbar, and we love it.

7. The throwbacks to previous SLB movies

We’ve seen enough of SLB’s movies to be reminded of earlier masterpieces like Devdas and Ram-Leelaand if this film is anything like them at all, it’s already worth watching.

8. The cinematography

What we’re pretentiously implying is that the shots, which look historically and culturally accurate, are also visually stunning. SLB is known to be meticulous but this time he has seemingly outdone himself.

9. The battle scenes deserve to be their own reason

Simply because there’s not enough cool battle scenes in Hindi movies. Baahubali doesn’t count, since it’s not a Hindi film.

10. Bonus point

All the movies Deepika and Ranveer have done together have been great, so we’re excited about this one. Their chemistry is palpable, which is why we can’t wait for it. And clearly, everyone else can’t wait either.


Padmavati is set to be released in December! Two months to go! Tick tock!

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  • vinsin

    Expect the movie to be banned in Pakistan. Can a movie on Queen Ladi, Dahar’s wife be ever made? Raja Dahar/Dahir and Qasim story has more masala than Padmavati. If Padmavati is hero then Queen Ladi and her daughters should also be.

  • Nauman

    Im Sorry, our brothers and sisters in Indian Occupied Kashmir die everyday, India violates the ceasefire on LOC everyday and kills Pakistanis civilian and military…..and this is what you give me, the blood of the shaheeds from the las violation hasn’t even dried and your promoting this crap. SHAME ON TRIBUNE! STOP PROMOTING OUR ENEMIES.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    How much do you guys love bollywood?Recommend

  • farhan

    man its these wannabees liberals, trust me they are a minority. Even tribune is disliked in PakistanRecommend

  • farhan

    tribune is shameless, wannabees!!Recommend

  • hp kumar

    And it’s these wannabees who made us to think otherwise.i know pakistanis hate anything related to india.but we will keep churning out stuffs which will force your majority population to fall in love with india.Love and hate relationship is here to stay.and this happens when someone is very close to you.India is closer to pakistanis than the country pakistan….Recommend

  • vinsin

    That is true. At the time of partition, Jinnah called them 1% of Muslim population. Jinnah even abandoned his own only daughter for Pakistan. These wannabe should move to India just like Adnan Sami.

    Most shameful part is when some Pakistani actors and actresses want to work as a lead in Indian Cinema and promote Indian culture.Recommend

  • Abhinav Parivesh

    Your govt will ban it for obvious reasonsRecommend

  • farhan

    Stop being judgemental. I dont love or hate India.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    But you said you hate india.Recommend

  • farhan

    Stop lying, read again what you wrote in the first comment and my reply to that. You said we loved bollywood, not india. I said no we dont(love bollywood). It dosent mean i hate India. Disliking a certain type of movie or an idea that is not not alligned with my religion is my right. It dosent mean i hate India. PS:Dislike and hate are a bit different. hate is a stronger word than dislike. Have a better logical argument next timeRecommend

  • farhan

    We should also make movies on all the Muslim conquerors of the sub continent.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    You r confused and you donot make any sense.i will stick to my assessment.people like bloggers love bollywood and you hate anything related to india.this doesnot mean you r not a good person.its your personal choice and nobody can do anything about it.Recommend

  • farhan

    No logical argument , thus you wrote” you do not make sense’. PS:Keep juding anyone who writes he dislikes bollywood to hate IndiaRecommend

  • hp kumar

    what should i make out from your reply to Naumans comment?Recommend

  • farhan

    what ? are you high?Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Pakistanis r generally low iq people.Recommend

  • Regal Town

    You mean Turkic conquerors. Stop bracketing yourself in their victories.Recommend

  • farhan

    like i said Muslim..Not Turkish, By the way Subcontinent has a lot of foreign conquerors, thus the lineages have also merged. Akbar conquered the most land by the way, and he was born here, so he aint turkish anymoreRecommend

  • Regal Town

    He was Turkish…birth doesn’t define ethnicity, lineage does. By birth a person born in India is Hindu, so Akbar was Hindu?

    Islam is a religion, anybody can be a Muslim one day and non Muslim next day.

    Conquers were TURKSRecommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav

    That would shame you more because it were your ancestors who got killed, raped, looted and converted by those conquerors. Not just those but from Greeks to Afghans, pretty much everyone trampled your ancestors.Recommend

  • farhan

    Haha, Like you are not part of subcontinent. PS:Proud that i am a Muslim and if i was converted i am forever gratefulRecommend

  • farhan

    A muslim has no boundaries in terms of countries, this is the law of Quran and Prophet(SAW) , argue with me when you have proper knowldege frfom Quran and Sunnah.
    Jealous of Muslim conquerors i guess..Dont like Muslims now, hahaha..Recommend