Samrat Prithviraj Movie review

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Samrat Prithviraj release date July 1, 2022.

The Chandraprakash Dwivedi film aims to resurrect cultural nationalism, but it does not benefit those who desire to reap the past for political gain.

Despite the political overtones, Samrat Prithviraj comes out as a harmless but drab period film that neither honours its source nor its topic. The Chandraprakash Dwivedi film aims to resurrect cultural nationalism, but it does not benefit those who desire to reap the past for political gain.

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Dwivedi has avoided portraying Prithviraj Chauhan’s (Akshay Kumar) fights with Mohammad Ghori (Manav Vij) as a clash of civilizations. Instead, the filmmaker has concentrated on the reality that when the personal becomes political, the implications are far-reaching.

Prithviraj’s warriors often invoke Mahadev, but there aren’t any religious battle cries from the Mohammad Ghori camp. The demolition of the Somnath Temple by Mahmud Ghazni is mentioned, but Prithviraj rapidly distinguishes an individual conquerer from a religious community. The term “dharma” is used liberally, yet both Prithviraj and the deceitful Jaichand get to offer their perspectives on it.

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Despite its good intentions, the huge-budget production fails to convey any meaningful insight into Prithviraj and Ghori’s thinking, nor does it succeed in reproducing the stunning poetry of combat and courage on the big screen.

According to the disclaimer, the film is based on “Prithviraj Raso,” an epic poem written by Chand Bardai (Sonu Sood), the poet in Prithviraj’s court. The poem gives an inflated portrayal of Prithviraj’s reign and, over time, has proven more significant for literary students than for historians.

Dwivedi’s script, interestingly, is a revision of the material that inspired him. So no mention of the 22 fights or skirmishes with Mohammad Ghori, or the culminating stanza that served as a clue to Prithviraj. Surprisingly, instead of delving into the political motivations and maneuverings of Jaichand (Ashutosh Rana), Dwivedi spends a significant amount of time constructing a case for female equality in the 12th century, maybe to balance off the Sati / Jauhar chapter in the plot.

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For those looking for historical references in the script, there is no mention of the last Hindu king’s (the title given to Prithviraj in posters) fights with the Chalukyas in Gujarat or the Chandelas in Bundelkhand.

After a while, Dwivedi, who is renowned for meticulous research, seems to get lost in the process of reconciling history, mythology, and the present political narrative. In a novel set in the 12th century, when the nation was split into kingdoms whose self-interest was essential, he often invokes Hindustani feeling. Then, in an amusing exchange, Ghori asks his slave-turned-commander Qutubuddin Aibak whether four Indians can stand together; Aibak answers only if they had to carry the fifth on their shoulders.

However, Dwivedi’s attention to detail is evident in the costumes and production design of palaces and forts but there is nothing that we haven’t seen before in Bollywood battlegrounds. Apart from a statement that suggested Hindustanis love their homeland too much and must cheat to win, there is little insight into the Ghurids’ strategy and objectives.

The pragmatic attitude of the Chanakya filmmaker gets in the way of the ageless love tale between Prithviraj and Samyukta, which has been an integral part of North India’s oral history. It fails to grow on you with little aid from the music department. Manushi Chillar, the debutante, is not horrible, but she lacks the charm required for the part.

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The music, dialogues, and accent lack the lilt of Braj, the dialect in which Chand Bardai penned, and the wide usage of Urdu in discussions seems strange.

In the major part, Akshay Kumar falls short. Kumar has lost much of his usual fire in trying to tone down his body movements and Punjabi accent, and he has been unable to generate the gravity necessary to portray the legendary emperor. He growls like a lion who has lost its fangs and, despite the airbrushing, does not resemble the young man who became a Samrat in his twenties. The presence of seasoned supporting performers like Rajendra Gupta, Manoj Joshi, Lalit Tiwari, and Ashutosh Rana surrounding him highlights his inadequacies.

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If Akshay is too aware, Sanjay Dutt, who plays Prithviraj’s blinded regent, stays indifferent to the time and does his own thing, producing a jarring impact in court sequences. Between songs, Sonu Sood as the balladeer strives hard to keep a straight face while singing for the hero. Manav brings Ghori’s aura to life at first, but as the film develops, he is reduced to an over-dressed cardboard.

When is the release date of Samrat Prithviraj film?

Samrat Prithviraj portrays an inspirational and fascinating chronicle of one of India’s greatest monarchs and courageous warriors, Prithviraj Chauhan of the Chahamana dynasty, with music by the famed combo Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The film will be accessible on the streaming platform on July 1, 2022.

What is the Budget in Samrat Prithviraj Movie?

Historical dramas and high-budget action films are the new big things these days. The films are appreciated and praised by audiences all over the globe, and another big-budget feature named ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ is about to visit theatres.

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The film is a combat drama that requires a tremendous amount of labour, VFX, and a massive set. The ultimate cost of the film is projected to be approximately 200 crores, which includes actor pay as well as printing and promotional charges. The production cost of the film is expected to be approximately 100 crores, excluding the remuneration of the key actors.

The film needs make at least 250 crores at the box office to be called a hit, and if it does, it will be Akshay Kumar’s biggest grossing picture.

Akshay Kumar’s biggest collection is 190 crore, which is produced on a budget of 220 crore. It will undoubtedly be a flop, in my opinion. However, we appreciate your efforts.

What is the about Samrat Prithviraj movie?

According to legend, the tale of Samrat Prithviraj has been depicted in several variations by various writers. Doctor Sahab takes the most contentious approach, telling the narrative of Prithviraj Raso, a version that many historians seem to believe is false. However, since the versions of the narrative cannot be reliably dated, it is unknown which is the actual one. So, consider the film to be yet another rendition by Doctor Sahab that is identical to Prithviraj Raso except with one twist in the conclusion.

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One big difficulty with the tale is that it moves at such a fast pace that the intricacy in the manner it is conveyed suffers. The film’s handling is akin to that History professor rushing through Prithviraj’s tale because he needs to complete this chapter in a single lesson. Aside from a few massively-scaled action moments stunningly shot by Manush Nandan’s camerawork, the essence of this Akshay Kumar blockbuster is a little lacking.

The picture is technically rich in every way, but the same cannot be said for the execution of its tale.

Who is the cast of Samrat Prithviraj movie?

Cast and Crew:-


Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Manav Vij, Sanjay Dutt, Nikkita Chadha, Sonu Sood, Ajoy Chakrabarty, Rajendra Gutpa, Sharad Joshi, Mukul Nag, Danish Bhat, Shivraj Walvekar, Govind Pandey, Tareeq Ahmed Khan, Ram Awana, Rakesh Bhavsar, Abhishek Krishnan, Tauqeer Alam Khan, Kamaljeet Rana, Vikas Shrivastav, Rama Joshi, Sakshi Tanwar, Arun Bali, Sahidur Rahaman, Lalit Tiwari, Varun Buddadev, Manoj Joshi, Aishwarya Raj Bhakuni, Kranti Prakash Jha, Ashutosh Rana, Palvi Jaiswal  

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