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Movie Review: Samrat Prithviraj

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With the release of the trailer of the film ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, Akshay Kumar was being trolled on social media for not being the right choice for the role. After this the makers of the film also released its second trailer. Perhaps this was the reason that the film did not get the same response in advance booking and on the first day, less than expected audience reached the cinema to see a big star like Akshay. Telling the story of Prithviraj Chauhan, ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ as a film (Samrat Prithviraj Review) disappoints.

Story of ‘Emperor Prithviraj’
We have read about Prithviraj Chauhan in the history books, but this film introduces some parts of his story. According to the story of the film, the making of Ajmer’s king Prithviraj (Akshay Kumar) the king of Delhi, his relative and King Jaichand (Ashutosh Rana) of Kannauj do not like. Not only this, Emperor Prithviraj also picks up Jaichand’s daughter Sanyogita (Manushi Chillar), who loves himself, from the pavilion of Swayamvar. This humiliated Jaichand, who was defeated at the hands of Prithviraj in the first battle of Tarain, tricks the Sultan of Ghazni, Mohammad Ghori (Manav Vij), to deceively hand him over to Prithviraj as a prisoner. Although many stories are prevalent about the battle of Emperor Prithviraj and Mohammad Ghori, but according to this film, you have to go to the cinema to see how Emperor Prithviraj teaches a lesson to Mohammad Ghori.

Review of ‘Emperor Prithviraj’
This film of just two and a half hours presents the story of Emperor Prithviraj in a hurry. There are many such questions in the film, which you do not get answers to. In the film, the scenes of Emperor Prithviraj’s fight with the lions look exciting, but in the film made on a huge budget of more than 300 crores, both the battles of Tarain have to be reconciled to a few scenes. Director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi has presented the film in a flat manner to avoid controversies by covering it in just two and a half hours, but in this affair the film does not leave that much impact.

The screenplay of the film also feels scattered. Akshay has tried his best to bring life to the role of Emperor Prithviraj, but it would be meaningless to expect perfection in the film from Akshay, who has shot his films in just 40-45 days. Compared to Ranveer Singh in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’ and Hrithik Roshan in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, he clearly looks inferior. At the same time, seeing Manav Vij playing the role of Mohammad Ghori in the film, the lack of a strong villain is clearly felt.

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Though seasoned actors like Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana, Sonu Sood and Sakshi Tanwar have lived their roles with utmost seriousness, they didn’t have much to do. At the same time, the world beauty Manushi Chillar, who made her Bollywood debut with this film, looks like a beautiful doll on the screen. Of course, he still has a lot to learn in terms of acting. Money has been shed like water in making the sets of the film grand and the cinematography is also good, but alas, Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi did not get the support of both the strong lead character and the villain and in order to avoid controversies, he decided to make history. Missed the chance.

When compared to the films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ashutosh Gowariker in terms of grandeur on screen, then it lags behind. The message of women empowerment was also given in the film, but it does not seem that effective. If we talk about music, then even the songs of the film except ‘Hari Har’ do not impress you. If you are fond of historical films, then you can go to the cinema and watch the film, otherwise wait for it to come on OTT.

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