While Karni Sena is still adamant about the movie ban, the Supreme Court of India put all speculations to rest by allowing the very controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie, "Padmaavat" to release in all states. Bhansali finally decided to release the movie on 25th January 2018.

For several months now the movie was being severely opposed by the Rajput community owing to a presumptuous distortion of facts. The movie is based on an adaptation of malik-muhammad-jayasi epic "Padmavat." Padmavati, was a Rajput queen who committed "Jauhaur" circumcizing her life and death by the male idea of honor when Rajputs lost the battle with Khiljis.

Over the last few months, many people have claimed that Bhansali has played with history and emotions of around 18 crore Rajputs by apparently showing an intimate scene between Rani Padmavati and Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji, all this when none of them had seen the movie.

Amidst all the threats that the director and the cast received from members of Karni Sena, the movie managed to woo people with Bhansali's artistic approach towards cinema. Like all Bhansali movies, "Padmavaat" manages to create a very effective first-time impression on the public, with its extravagant costume, design, music and cinematography, and the movie manages to keep its audience waiting for more.

The movie is mostly about Jauhaur

The story of Padmavati (played by Deepika Padukone), a mutual source of adoration of King Ratan Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor) and Alauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh) is about her and hundreds of Rajputi women jumping into a pyre to save the male honor, in the 13th-century.

While Bhansali captures a very difficult issue of "Jauhaur" in the act (by women) of killing themselves by jumping into fire and killing themselves, what's interesting is the way Bhansali attempts to not glamourise the act in the process.

The split between the authenticity of the story and the fictionality of the same can be seen in the movie. Bhansali's attempts sometimes seem futile and incomprehensible. Many critics have a problem with Bhansali showing the women of the 13th-century in a very regressive manner, and what might just be factually true or purely fictional is being debated upon.

While one cannot judge the act itself, presumably committed in the 13th-century, what Bhansali tries to show is the need and desperation to commit such an act in that period. What catches your attention is Bhansali trying to establish the queen's 'pativrata," chasteness in every way possible, this shows his approach to create the good Hindu girl image. His stark stance on the "good Hindu' and "bad Muslim" image in the movie is pretty obvious to all.

The movie and its amazing star cast, Deepika, Shahid and Ranveer impresses people by not just their acting skills but also the way they make everything seem so possible. Ranveer, being the villain in the movie nowhere attempts to being liked, and it is for this very reason that you'd like him all the more. Deepika on the other hand very graciously is able to carry the role of the Queen. With all those costumes, make-up and backdrop she seems almost surreal.

'Padmavaat' is a must-watch movie

Despite all the criticism around the movie, "Padmaavat" is a must watch, not just for the acting, but the effort, music, backdrop, effect and finally the story and the questions it leaves you with - of valor and honor in times before. A series of attempts can be seen on Bhansali's part but their success or failure lies with viewers discretion. The story indeed doesn't leave you with any happy endings or answers but with a series of questions one needs to ask himself/herself.