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Padmavati

Rated NR 2017

Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmavati is the story of honor, valour and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the northwest of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan - Allaudin Khilji. The sultan, who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh. After a grueling six months, he returns to Delhi empty-handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns back with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force, and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh, defending his kingdom and the honor of his queen, and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but in vain, as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.

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Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh

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