Padmavati has now been confirmed that it will release on 25th January 2018, after being renamed Padmavat.
After several delays and uncertainties, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat (formerly Padmavati) will finally release on 25th January 2018. The period drama will now be named after Malik Muhammad Jayasi 16th Century of the same name on which it is purportedly based.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the film’s new release date.
Padmavat is a Bollywood period drama, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie stars Deepika Padukone in titular character, alongside Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The movie depicts the story of Rani Padmavati, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, who was the wife of Ratan-Sen, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In AD 1303, due to the lusty desire towards Rani Padmini, Alauddin Khilji, the ruler of Khalji dynasty of Delhi Sultanate sieged and conquered the Chittor Fort in Rajputana.
Will the queen succeed in the fight against Khilji forms the plot of Padmavat?
– taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 8, 2018
Padmavat is made with a whopping budget of around Rs. 180-190 Crores. After the censoring, the movie has a total runtime of 193 minutes.
The music for Padmavat is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the Background score is by Sanchit Balhara. The lyrics were penned by A. M. Turaz & Swaroop Khan. As of now, two songs of the movie have been officially released.
Padmavat is produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Bhansali Productions under the banner Bhansali Productions. The movie will be distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in India & Paramount Pictures will handle the international release across 90 countries.
Initially, the movie was scheduled for a release on 1 December 2017, later release was postponed indefinitely in response to protests and threats of violence.
As of now, Rajasthan has declared that the movie will not release in the state. Earlier in December, states like UP, MP, Punjab, Haryana, had also denied permission for Padmavat to release there. Now that the movie got a U/A certificate from CBFC, we aren’t sure that if, like Rajasthan, these states would also stick to their stance.
If they do, expect huge losses for the movie. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, trade analyst Girish Johar said, “Currently everyone is in a wait-and-watch mode and are taking cautious steps towards the release of Padmavat. And with Rajasthan coming straight and saying that they will not allow the release of the film in the state, I think it is a tough call for the makers since they have many speed breakers ahead and very little time on their hands.
Incidentally, this is the same date on which R Balki’s Padman, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte, is set to hit the screens. A big box-office clash is inevitable, as the makers of Padman have maintained that they will not shift the release of their film, come what may.
If you are estimating a lifetime business of Rs. 12 cr. coming in from Rajasthan, then I would estimate another Rs. 25-30 cr. from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana at Rs. 20-25 cr., and another Rs. 5 cr. or so from Bihar and approx. 10 cr. from Madhya Pradesh. Now if these states to join Rajasthan in banning the release of Padmavat, the makers of the film could see a negation of anywhere between Rs. 75-80 cr. in business being wiped out.” That’s some huge loss.
On ticket-booking websites, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film says release on 25th January 2018, and that it is now named Padmavat.
Padmavat, which stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, was recently given a green signal by the Central Board of Film Certification, subject to five modifications including a change in the title from Padmavati to Padmavat.
However, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which spearheaded the agitation against Padmavat, is not pacified and is demanding a total ban on the film.
Padmavat: Akshay Kumar says manufacturers have the correct to release film whenever they want.
Padmavati, that lost its December one release date thanks to an issue over its plot, has been finally given a go-ahead by the censor board. The disputed film, that stars Deepika Padukone (as blue blood Padmini), Ranveer Singh (as Sultan Allauddin Khilji) and Shahid Kapoor (as Maharawal rattan Singh), can go head-to-head with Akshay Kumar’s Padman releasing on the constant weekend.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) recently gave U/A certification beside some modifications and instructed to alter its title to Padmavat.
Asked regarding his reaction on the clash of the 2 films, Akshay said, “It isn’t regarding competition, it’s a really huge day, a big week, thus all the films will come back. each the films will release on its day.
“Every film has the correct to release whenever they (makers) wish, and that I am happy for them,” he told reporters.
Akshay’s Padman co-star, Sonam Kapoor said she would expect an official announcement from the team of Padmavati.
Sonam said, “It isn’t declared formally, is not it? If it’s, it is good. there’s a desire for competition once it involves films and (it is ) time that the film releases. sensible cinema is nice cinema, I do not believe competition.”