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Bajirao Mastani (बाजीराव मस्तानी) 2015

Bajirao Mastani_2015

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BannerBhansali Production
DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali
WriterNagnath S. Inamdar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prakash Kapadia
ProducerSanjay Leela Bhansali, Kishore Lulla
Music DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Film EditingRajesh G. Pandey
Art Director
Camera OperatorRohan Madkaikar
Assistant CameramenParth Sayani, Kush Chhabria
Playback SingersSukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Ganesh Chandanshive, Mujtaba Aziz Naza, Shadab Faridi, Altamash Faridi, Farhan Sabri, Vaishali Made, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Shashi Suman, Kunal Pandit, Prithvi Gandharva, Kanika Joshi, Rashi Raagga, Gitika Manjrekar, Payal Dev, Shreyas Puranik, Arijit Singh, Vishal Dadlani
Character Actor/Actress
KashibaiPriyanka Chopra
NarratorIrrfan Khan
MastaniDeepika Padukone
Peshwa Bajirao BalladRanveer Singh
Chattrapati Shahu MaharajMahesh Manjrekar
Panth PratinidhiAditya Pancholi
Ambaji PanthMilind Soman
Nana SahebAyush Tandon
Radhabai, Bajirao's MotherTanvi Azmi
Shamsher BahadurJason D'Souza
Krishnaji BhattYatin Karyekar
Nizam of DeccanRaza Murad
Chimaji AppaVaibbhav Tatwawdi
Raja ChhatrasaalBenjamin Gilani
Malhar RaoGanesh Yadav
BhiutaiAnuja Gokhale
Young Nana SahebRudra Soni
JhumriSwarali Marathe
AnutaiSukhada Khandkekar
Ruhani BegumZila Khan
Qasid 2Arvinder Gill
Shalu BaiTejashree Manohar Dharne
Bundelkhandi Soldier 1Musheer Khan
Shiva BhattAmol Bavdekar
TukojiSachin Rawal
BhanumatiSnehalata Vasaikar
NavikYashwant Wasnik
Nasir JungKarrtik Ahuja
GundojiNaeem Khan
VaidyaAnil Karndikar
Gopika BaiMrunmayi Arun Supal
Veer SinghVivek Ghamande
BangashShabbir Ali
RanojiVijay Andalkar
Qasid 1Vikramjeet S. Sandhu
GhorpadeRajeev Mishra
In the early 18th century, the court of Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu (Mahesh Manjrekar) a new Peshwa, the equivalent of a modern-day prime minister. In spite of Shripad Rao's (Aditya Pancholi) self-nomination as the Pant Pratinidhi, Ambaji Pant (Milind Soman) chooses to nominate a young Bajirao (Ranveer Singh). To test his spiritual wisdom and knowledge of weaponry, Shripad challenges Bajirao to split a peacock feather with an arrow. Bajirao succeeds and is given the title of Shrimant Peshwa. Ten years later, his wife Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra) is visited by her widowed friend Bhanu(Snehlata Girish Vasaikar), whose husband was accused of spying on Bajirao and hence was executed. She bitterly forebodes that just like she longs for her husband, Kashi, too, will yearn for Bajirao.

While traveling to Sironja, an emissary from Bundelkhand infiltrates Bajirao's tent and demands his help in fighting invaders. She reveals herself to be Mastani (Deepika Padukone), the daughter of the Hindu Rajput King Chhatrasal (Benjamin Gilani) and his Muslim Persian consort, Ruhani Bai. Impressed by her skills as a warrior, Bajirao assists her with his army and defeats the invaders. Chhatrasal is overjoyed and insists that Bajirao spend Holi with them. Mastani and Bajirao develop feelings for each other and he gifts her his dagger, which is a symbol of marriage among the Bundelkhand Rajputs. He soon departs for Pune, where Kashi greets him with a tour of their newly-built Shaniwar Wada and shows him the Aaina Mahal (hall of mirrors) which allows her to see him from her room.

Determined to pursue her love, Mastani arrives in Pune but is treated harshly by Bajirao's mother Radhabai (Tanvi Azmi) and accommodated in the palace for courtesans. She tolerates this insult and appears to dance before Bajirao on the occasion of Parava. Radhabai scornfully offers her the occupation of a royal dancer but refuses to accept her as a daughter-in-law. Mastani travels to the King and expresses her desire to be with Bajirao before leaving to wait for him at a ruin across the river. Bajirao crosses the river in the midst of a storm and chides her persistence, reminding her that he is already married and that his court will never respect her if she is with him. She agrees despite his warning and he declares her as his second wife.

Bajirao leaves to confront the Nizam of Deccan (Raza Murad) and although his odds of victory are slim, he returns successful. A pregnant Kashibai witnesses Bajirao embracing Mastani, who is also expecting, in the Aaina Mahal and leaves for her mother's home. She returns months later with her newborn son, who is named Raghunath in joyous celebration. Mastani also gives birth to a son, whom Mastani and Bajirao name Krishna Rao, but when Krishnaji Bhatt, the head Brahmin priest, refuses to conduct the naamkaran (Hindu christening ceremony) and he is deemed illegitimate, Bajirao names him Shamsher Bahadur. A few years later, Kashi's eldest son Balaji Baji Rao (alias Nana Saheb, played by Ayush Tandon) returns from Satara and expresses hatred towards Mastani for disrupting his mother's marriage.

Kashibai is informed of a treacherous plan to murder Mastani and her son during a festival by Shiva Bhatt, another Brahmin priest. Kashibai reluctantly relays this news to Bajirao, who rescues both of them from certain death. Following the murder of Shiva Bhatt by Krishnaji Bhatt, Bajirao is enraged. For Mastani's safety and to grant her a royal abode, Bajirao builds Mastani Mahal for her. Bajirao, however, is broken hearted due to the betrayal of Radhabai and Chiman Appa, when Pant informs him that he must defeat Nasir, the vengeful son of the Nizam. Bajirao proclaims that even if he loves Mastani, his life and allegiance is always to his cause, so he decides to enter the battlefield.

After Bajirao leaves for battle, Radhabai and Nana Saheb imprisons Mastani and Shamsher Bahadur. After Bajirao single-handedly defeats Nasir, he receives news of this treachery and collapses from his injuries. Kashi pleads with Radhabai to release Mastani so that Bajirao can recover, but her attempt is futile as Balaji Baji Rao burns the letter and refuses to release Mastani. Bajirao, delirious due to his sickness, dies from the trauma of his hallucinations, just as Mastani passes away in captivity. The two fated lovers are shown to be united in death.
Release Date18-December-2015
Budget₹125 crore (US$19 million)
Revenueest. ₹357 crore (US$53 million)
National Film Awards, India (2016):

Won:
Golden Lotus Award:
Best Director - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
National Film Award:
Best Audiography - Justin Jose (re-recording mixer), Future Works (post production company)

Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards (2016):

Nominated:
Best Actress - Priyanka Chopra
Best Actress - Deepika Padukone

Won:
Best Actress In A Supporting Role - Tanvi Azmi
Best Actor - Ranveer Singh

Asian Film Awards (2016):

Nominated:
Best Film
Best Editor - Rajesh Pandey
Best Composer - Nihar Ranjan Samal
Best Costume Designer - Maxima Basu, Anju Modi

Won:
Best Visual Effects - Prasad Sutar

Filmfare Awards (2016):

Won:
Best Film - Kishore Lulla, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Eros International, SLB Films Pvt. Ltd.
Best Director - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Best Actor - Ranveer Singh
Best Supporting Actress - Priyanka Chopra

Screen Weekly Awards (2016):

Won:
Best Actor - Ranveer Singh
Best Supporting Actress - Priyanka Chopra
Best Actress (Popular Choice) - Deepika Padukone
Best Special Effects

Zee Cine Awards (2016):

Won:

Critics Choice Award:

Best Actor - Ranveer Singh
Best Director - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Best Film

Popular Award:

Best Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal for the song "Mohe Rang Do Lal"
Best Actress - Deepika Padukone

Technical Award:

Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Background Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Action
Best Choreography - Ganesh Acharya
Best Cinematography - Sudeep Chatterjee

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