Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat crosses Rs 250 crore mark

Far from any subtle touches, Bhansali’s black-and-white delineation of the good Hindu and the bad Muslim (who could also, gasp, swing both ways) is so stark that that we are left with no illusion about which part of the political firmament he wants to be on the right side of,” she had said. “If it hadn’t been for the extreme reactions from a bunch of extreme reactionaries-cum-buffoons which nearly derailed the release the film, Padmaavat would have been just another Bhansali extravaganza, full of costumery and puffery. The film has received positive reviews for its splendour, set-design, music and performances but received criticism for the alleged glorification of the Jauhar ceremony, in which Padmavati, along with other Rajput women, committed self-immolation in order to avoid capture. To avoid that, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had requested Akshay Kumar to delay the release of PadMan, which the latter had agreed. Here is the daywise box office collection of Padmaavat:
February 11 – Rs 8 crore
February 10 – Rs 6.3 crore
February 9 – Rs 3.5 crore
February 8 – Rs 5 crore
February 7 – Rs 5.5 crore
February 6 – Rs 6 crore
February 5 – Rs 7 crore
February 4 – Rs 20 crore
February 3 – Rs 16 crore
February 2 – Rs 10 crore
February 1 – Rs 11 crore
January 31 – Rs 12.5 crore
January 30 – Rs 14 crore
January 29 – Rs 15 crore
January 28 – Rs 31 crore
January 27 – Rs 27 crore
January 26 – Rs 32 crore
January 25 – Rs 19 crore
January 24 (Paid Previews) – Rs 5 core
Total collection: Rs 253.80 crore
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave a positive review of the film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Updated: February 12, 2018 7:13 pm

Another milestone for Padmaavat. But given that all art is political, even if it is dressed up art, Padmaavat becomes more than it is, because the director chooses to heavily outline the vileness of his antagonist, and underline the ‘pati-vrata ness’ of Rani Padmavati. The film, starring Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, tells the story of the Siege of Chittorgarh in the early 14th century when Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji’s forces surrounded the Chittor fort. Bhansali had denied this. The film has also been criticised for its portrayal of Khilji as barbaric and lustful. Related News
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