Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited Padmaavat will finally hit screens tomorrow.After getting embroiled in a lot of controversies, the audience will finally get to see Bhansali’s magnum opus. The makers of Padmaavat had organised a screening of the film where Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s PDA became a talking point. Apart from this, critics also got to see Padmaavat at a preview held yesterday. Like every Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, the film is stunning in every frame be Ghoomar picturised on Ms Padukone or the war sequences, but it was Ranveer Singh’s Alauddin Khilji act that has left people awestruck. Take a look at what critics have to say about the Padmaavat baddie… (ALSO READ: Padmaavat Fans Defy Karni Sena Diktat; Paid Previews And Shows Till Sunday 80% Full ) Also Read - Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Recount Their Love Story, Say 'Ang Laga De Kiss Was So Intensely Passionate'
News 18 while describing Ranveer Singh‘s performance in the film said, “Ranveer Singh breathes life into the character of the barbaric, power-drunk Alauddin, giving us a villain for the ages. Shrewd, oversexed, unrelenting, and eccentric, his Alauddin is a portrait of menace, and the most compelling character in the film. He plays the part with the sort of grotesque flamboyance that makes it hard to look at anyone or anything else when he’s on the screen. Sporting unkempt waist-length hair, kohl in those piercing eyes, facial scars, and the sex-appeal and swagger of a badboy rockstar, he’s both fascinating and repulsive at once.” Also Read - Sooryavanshi to Release on Holi 2021 in Theatres? Makers Hint at Bringing Akshay Kumar's Film Before Ranveer Singh's '83
While describing Ranveer’s role in the film, DNA stated, “If you are a fan of the Bahubali format of story-telling Padmaavat will blow your mind. Everything here speaks of grandeur and greatness. Ranveer, from whose point of view, the story unfolds compels you to stay invested in him throughout. You are meant to hate him, but you are found guilty because you come out loving him. ” (ALSO READ: Padmaavat Review : Ranveer Singh Steals The Show, While Sanjay Leela Bhansali Creates A Cinematic Masterpiece ) Also Read - Ranveer Singh Pens Endearing Note For Kapil Dev, Calls Him 'Colossus of a Captain'
“If there’s one thing that keeps us from brooding too much through the film, it is Ranveer Singh. Not once does he try to make us like him, and that makes us like him even more. As a performer, he has always been unpredictable, in a good way. As Bhansali’s Khilji, he is electric “, stated The Indian Express.
Huffington Post in its review while describing the actor’s performance stated, “For a mainstream hero like Ranveer Singh to play it without any reservations (don’t forget, this is an industry where heroes rejected Fawad Khan’s role in Kapoor and Sons because the character is gay), is quite commendable and he delivers a performance of a lifetime. He still has miles to go in his career but it’ll take a while for him to top this performance. Singh digs into the role, relishes and savours the raging, explosive madness of Khilji and comes out as one of the most memorable villains ever, and the first queer villain in Hindi cinema who isn’t necessarily effeminate or affected by his sexuality.”
According to Scroll, “Bhansali explores his pet predilections and gives his current muse, Ranveer Singh, the role of a lifetime. The movie’s working title was Padmavati, after its titular queen, but its most memorable character is Singh’s kohl-eyed degenerate. Singh, acting as much with his body as his face, ensures that his Khijli both repels and attracts.”
“Ranveer Singh hypnotises you — his body language, terrifying eyes and passionate walk screams of the preparation that has gone into the role. Alauddin Khilji is also the best-written role in the film. The scenes between Khilji and Kafur are dark, strange and layered. Bhansali leaves doubts in your mind about their characters despite telling you about the nature of their friendship.” stated Hindustan Times while talking about Singh’s act.