This Thursday 25.01.2018 release of the movie ‘Padmavat’. Protests against the film began with the Supreme Court ruling banning Padmavati screenings in Gujarat and Rajasthan. In Ahmedabad, a large crowd gathered in front of a number of multiplexes and malls. Roads were blocked and cars were set on fire in the park. Police opened fire in the air to lighten the crowd.
From ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’ – is finally being released after a long wait.
The film ‘Padmavati’ screened a special bench of historians who proposed five amendments, including a change in the title from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’.
‘Padmavati’ is the story of Alauddin Khilji, the Hindu queen of the Upper Rajputs of the 14th century and the Muslim ruler.
‘Padmavat’ is directed by Sanjay Leela Vansali, Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranbir Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
Historical story of Padmavati
Gandharva Sen, the king of Gandhabha, his daughter’s name was Padmavati. He had a pet parrot. The bird’s name is Hiraman. Princess Padmavati was very friendly with the bird. Hiraman and Padmavati used to talk to each other. They were also very good friends. But Raja Gandharva Sen, the princess who grew up with parrots, did not like it. When the king is about to kill the bird, the princess blows the bird away. The bird tries to escape to save its life, but where will it escape? He was caught near a Veda. The Vedas sold the bird to a Brahmin and the Brahmin sold it to Ratan Singh, the king of Chittor. The name of the princess to the king bird, Hear about her beauty again and again. Raja Ratan Singh wanted to marry her because of the beauty of the queen. Then Chittor Raj went to Sinhala with 16000 troops. When Queen Padmavati came to power in a temple in the Sinhala kingdom, she started doing austerities. The parrot told this news to Queen Padmavati. Princess Padmavati was encouraged to meet Raja Ratan Singh. After many days of austerities, Ratan Singh tried to commit suicide without seeing Princess Padmavati. Suddenly Shiva Parvati himself came in front of Raja Ratan Singh and boosted his morale.
Raja Ratan Singh then invaded the Sinhalese kingdom, but lost the battle and his army was taken prisoner. When Sinhala Raj heard that the one who had come to perform austerities was Raja Ratan Singh of Chittor, he married his daughter. Padmavati came to Chittor as a queen. At that time, one of the king’s servants named Raghav Chetan was expelled from the kingdom by the king for treason. Then Raghav went to Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi. He tells Alauddin Khilji about the extraordinary beauty of Padmavati. Then Alauddin Khilji invaded the kingdom of Chittor. But he was unable to enter Chittor’s unprecedented, state-of-the-art palace. The clever Alauddin Khilji wrote a letter to the king of Chittor, saying that he would return to Delhi once he saw Queen Padmavati. King Ratan Singh is helpless, because he is responsible for the protection of the people of Chittor. So he made a plan with intelligence. Khilji and some of his soldiers were allowed to enter the palace, And allowed to sit on the highest point of the palace. From there show the reflection of the queen in a pond. Seeing the reflection of the queen, Khilji became madly in love with the queen. Chatur Khilji returned to Delhi as he had promised, but on his way took Raja Ratan Singh of Chittor captive to Delhi.
Khilji wrote a letter to Rani from Delhi, saying that if Rani Padmavati surrendered to him, Khilji would release Ratan Singh. Rani Ratan replied to the letter in support of Khilji to rescue Singh but gave a condition that a thousand maids would accompany him in a palanquin. Khilji agreed. The queen knew Khilji’s Kumnobhav, so Rani Padmavati took her army in a palanquin and with great care released Raja Ratan Singh and brought him to Chittor. Returning to Chittor, Ratan Singh fought with Raja Devpal. In this battle both Raja Ratan Singh and Devpal were killed. But this is not the end of the story, Khilji attacks Chito again to get the beauty of the queen. All paths are blocked. Many soldiers of Chittor lost their lives in the battle. In the end, the women of Chittor decided to jump into the fire to save their honor. They will not surrender to any foreign power. When Khilji entered the fort, He saw that everything was gone, everything was gone, there were only some dead bodies, only ashes, burnt flesh. In the same way that the Rajputs fought with their last drop of blood, Queen Padmavati saved Chittor’s honor through her sacrifice. So in Chittor, all over Rajputana he is imagined as a claimant. This story is written from Malik Mohammad Jaisi’s ‘Padmavat’.
Many Rajput groups have taken up arms against Vansali’s film, alleging that it distorted history by imitating the romantic dream between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khalji, but Vansali has repeatedly denied the claim.