First trailer of ‘Padmavati’ an intense visual treat

Vastavam web: The first trailer of one of the most anticipated films of this year, “Padmavati”, is out and as expected director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus promises to be a heady cocktail of passion and power.The three lead characters – Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) – come alive after their first looks were released recently.Deepika comes across as headstrong and righteous as Rani Padmavati in her majestic traditional ‘poshak’ (outfit), never seen without her ‘nath’, while Shahid does justice to the gutsy and never-say-die attitude that Rajputs swear by.
Ranveer, as the antagonist Khilji, appears darkly eccentric, self-obsessed and strangely vulnerable.The background score deftly switches the glorious mood of the film to a sombre one, leading the viewers to imagine the dark end of the saga.