Bajirao Mastani is a Bollywood romance set in 18-century India, in which a Hindu man (Bajirao) and a Muslim woman (Mastani) fall in love. Bajirao gives Mastani his sword, which in her kingdom represents marriage.
Before their romance develops, however, movie-goers first meet Mastani as a fierce warrior who saves the life of equally fierce Bajirao. This takes place on a battlefield where arrows are whipping past her head.
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“Mastani writes her own destiny,” the female warrior says.
Things don't quite go her way, however.
Bajirao Mastani is rather lacking in its plot--at least according to the New York Times. What it does afford its viewers, however, is amazing scenery. They are treated to glimpses of rich fabrics inside a palace of sparkling mirrors. They see ornate floral paintings on the walls.
The New York Times adds that the "defiant lovers" in Bajirao Mastani aren't convincing--and they're not nearly as appealing as the "rooms they inhabit or the clothes they wear."
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Their review sums up Bajirao Mastani by saying the film lacks both "warmth and a touch of humor."
Deepika Padukone stars as Mastani, playing opposite Ranveer Singh's Bajirao.
If you're a Bollywood fan, it doesn't sound like Bajirao Mastani has enough to offer that warrants a trip to the theater.
Perhaps this is one to wait for online or on DVD?