Post by muska on Dec 18, 2015 0:48:18 GMT
A few reviews:
Pinkvilla review - 70% out of 100. Overall thoughts about the film:
"Its gimmicks, its indulgence, its flaws, all blend in by the time the end credits roll. The sweeping visuals, the distracting tapestry, the engaging love story and the unapologetic, unabashed love for the celluloid is what makes Bajirao Mastani haunting. Bajirao Mastani is monumental... Every line has a dialogue polished with care, every shot a dream you are bound to love. SLB has never been this earnest and that's enough to forgive all his aiyashis he has subjected us to. This one is just Mohabbat...straight from the heart."
The New York Times review
Masala! review - Overall thoughts about the film:
"The film is a good one-time watch. The first half had me strapped to my seats. It was well paced. The second half got way too weepy and self-indulgent. Also the film shows two sons born roughly around the same time grow at different paces. One of them grows into a teenager sporting a muchchi while the other one is barely reaching his mom’s knees. Complan boy, we wonder?!
If you gush calling Bhansali an artist, his movies oh-so-beautiful, sheer poetry and all that, then Bajirao Mastani won’t disappoint!"
Koimoi review - 3.5 out of 5 stars. Overall thoughts:
"Watch it if you want to restore your faith in love stories.Forget history, this film is full of chemistry that is so pure that it is heart-warming to experience it. For all its grandeur and Bhansali’s years of dedication, the film is a sure a one-time watch."
NDTV review (this one contains spoilers) - 3 out of 5 stars
India Today review - 3.5 out of 5 stars. Overall thoughts about the film:
"In all, Bajirao Mastani is an experience. And one that needs to be savoured in a theatre."
Scroll review - Overall thoughts about the film:
"Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sumptuous retelling of the legend is strong on romance but weak on statecraft."
The Indian Express review - 1.5 out of 5 stars. Overall thoughts:
"But soon enough, you tire of all the showiness. The grandiosity wears off. You long for a genuinely moving, exciting story, featuring all these beautiful people, all actors able to pull off characters, but buried under their mounds of clothes, mouthing dialogue. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had the potential to be a terrific historical. What it ends up being is a costume drama: too many costumes, too much revved-up, empty drama, and too little story."
Hindustan Times review - 2.5 out of 5 stars. Overall thoughts:
"If you appreciate Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s opulence and grandeur, this won’t disappoint. It can be a good one-time watch, for Deepika’s performance, if not anything else."
The Times of India review - 4 out of 5 stars.
IBN Live review - 3 out of 5 stars.
IB Times UK review - 3 out of 5 stars.
IB Times India review (contains spoilers) - 4 out of 5 stars.
Huffington Post India review
Rediff review - 2.5 out of 5 stars.
(Another) Rediff review - 2 out of 5 stars.
DNA India review - 4 out of 5 stars.