Padmavati

This looks brilliant and beautiful. Starring Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor,and Aditi Rao Hydari, the film is a fictionalised account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khalji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. According to Padmavat, Khalji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie was jointly produced by Bhansali and … Read more

Viceroy’s House (2016)

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson have completed production in India on director Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House.” The “Downton Abbey” and “Hannibal” stars play Lord and Lady Mountbatten in the film which which shot in Jodhpur for eight weeks. Set in 1947 it sees Bonneville’s Lord Mountbatten assuming the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. He lives upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers of India, while 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants live downstairs. Against this turbulent backdrop, the personal and political become deeply entwined and a decision was taken … Read more