Padmaavat turns 3: Here are some mind-boggling facts about the cinematography and dialogues of the film that created magic on screen for us!

Kiona Rosh
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The mega-hit movie Padmavaat today completes its 3 years after being realised in 25th January 2018. The movie featured the beautiful Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. The movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was an epic historic movie which can only be one of it’s kind. On this special day, Deepika and Ranveer both took it to Instagram to thank Sanjay. Deepika added a picture on Instagram and captioned it by saying “3 Years of Padmaavat. Some memories & experiences are difficult to articulate but live in your heart forever. Padmaavat was one such experience. Thank you Sanjay Leela Bhansali for entrusting me with this movie & character of a lifetime.” On the other hand, Ranveer shared a video and captioned his journey saying, “#3YearsOfPadmaavat My tryst with the dark side. An unforgettable experience. Thank you Sanjay Sir for making me a part of this spectacular vision. #Khilji”

The DOP for the movie Chatterjee revealed the efforts that went into shooting Padmaavat and aligning his work with Bhansali’s vision of fourteenth-century Rajasthani legend in one of his interviews. Padmaavat has been dedicatedly shot with a lot of attention to detail. According to him, the drama is also more complex, the characters are going through upheaval. The visuals were important to a layout that drama on the screen. The lighting effects were dramatic, the angles also were dramatic.

The DOP also used flickering shots in the drama too. They decided to have lots of flame lights, and there would be lots of flickering. The cameramen started to shoot the images in muted colours and then filled them with necessary effects while editing to show people how perfect it looked. To show more dramatic effects the close-ups were done with wide-angle lenses to give more detail.

According to Chatterjee, the biggest challenges was the song Khalibali, featuring Khilji and his battalions. It is a big song, involving many dancers. Sanjay said that it should be like a group of lombdis [foxes] dancing. In that song, the camera moved a lot, and it was pretty hard to shoot. The camera operators had to curl in and out of the lights. At least five to six associates ran around with the equipment. Even with all these difficulties, Chatterjee brought us a masterpiece. The movie that we see today is the hard work of this excellent cameraman and his group.

While talking about the movies we cannot forget the dialogues that were scripted in the movie. Not to worry famous dialogues from Shahid, Deepika and Ranveer are here to take you back to the 14th-century world. Check them out:

1. “Chinta Ko Talwar Ke Nokh Pe Rakhai Wo Rajput… Rait Ke Naav Lay Kar Samandar Se Shart Lagaye, Wo Rajput… Or Jis Ka Sir Kuttay Phir Bhe Dhadh Dushman Se Ladta Rahai, Wo Rajput…”

2. “Jab Rajput Apni Mitti Or Maan Ke Liyai Ladta Hai To Uske Talvaar Ki Goonj Sadiyo Tak Rehte Hai…”

3. “RAJPUTI KANGAN ME UTNE HE TAKAT HOTE HAI JITNE JATPUTI TALWAAR ME.”

4. “Ab Tak Wo Mitte He Nahe Bane Jo Alauddin Ko Dafan Kar Sakay…”

5. “Yai TAJ Hai He Bewafa… Sirf Badalta He Rehta Hai… Kabhi Tumhare Abbu Jaan Ke Sir, Kabhe Humare Sir, Kabhe Tumhare….hmmm”