Samrat Prithviraj Movie Review

Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Samrat Prithviraj Fails To Do Justice With Prithviraj

Samrat Prithviraj can be best called the cinematic version of Prithviraj Raso by Chand Bardai. Written and directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film rarely seems close to history as many facts look distorted by the storyteller. The poor response it received from viewers proves that it failed to connect with the audience.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The movie is technically rich in costumes, location, and dialogues
• Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi cleverly uses his knowledge in dramatizing situations
• The story elaborates everything that is said in the epic poem
• The myths about Prithviraj are beautifully presented as historical facts

DOWNSIDES

• Akshay Kumar (52) is clearly a miscast as the young king
• Romantic scenes between Akshay and 25-year-old Manushi Chillar are difficult to digest
• 12th-century princess wearing low-waist lehengas with sweetheart necklaces is also unacceptable
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