After creating a lot of buzz over its storyline, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited period drama 'Padmaavat' finally hit the screens on January 25.
Based on the 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasiâ€™s epic poem 'Padmavat', the movie faced resistance due to misinformation campaigns and rumour-mongering.
Several Rajput groups like Karni Sena accused the filmmakers of distorting historical facts, maligning the image of Rani Padmini.
A rumoured dream sequence between Padmini and Khilji has sparked several debates ever since the movie began shooting in Rajasthan.
However, despite massive protests throughout the country, several theatres have witnessed a good turnout during the first show on Thursday morning. Moviegoers were keen to know the reasons behind all those uproars since 2017.
A large number of police personnel were deployed outside cinema halls to avoid any untoward incident across the country.
Since the Deepika Padukone-starrer is now finally in cinemas, let's have a quick look at the Twitter reactions from across the world.
#Padmaavat is absolutely epic. Nobody does tragedy like SLB. The tragedy here is men thinking they have a right to posses womenâ€™s bodies. Bhansaliâ€™s best since Devdas.â€” Nikhil Arora (@nikhil_arora) January 25, 2018
Watched #padmaavat today..â€” pulkit jain (@pulks89jain) January 25, 2018
And I must say it's one of the best movie ever made on #RajputHistory....
Nothing there to b questioned ..#SanjayLeelaBhansali has again done a great job with his direction.....( Plz don't compare it with #BajiraoMastani )#DeepikaPadukone
#DancebeeReviews | @filmpadmaavat is magnificent, opulent and flawless. A visual spectacle, with top notch performances. Easily, one of Indian cinema's best offering in recent times! #padmaavat https://t.co/znuV9N8Dngâ€” Priya Adivarekar (@priyaadivarekar) January 24, 2018
I'm calling it now. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Villain, Best Film & Best Director will all go to #Padmaavat at #IIFA awards 2018 ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸ#ShahidKapoor #DeepikaPadukone #RanveerSingh #PadmaavatReview pic.twitter.com/EZsRH8jpLnâ€” Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) January 24, 2018
DP ðŸ˜ how can a human being look soooooo stunning!!! But whatâ€™s even more stunning is your strength and your eyes and everything you did in this film! @deepikapadukone â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â€” Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 25, 2018
And last but definitely not the least my dear friend @shahidkapoor!!!! How you manage to make every character look like you belong there amazes me. ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ Gave me soo many moments of goose flesh! ðŸ™Œ #Padmaavatâ€” Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 25, 2018
Sanjay sir you have nailed it once again with the world youâ€™ve given us! Canâ€™t wait for your next magical piece already! Running out of big beautiful words to describe your films â˜ºï¸ðŸ™ˆ Thank you for this experience :) âœ¨âœ¨âœ¨âœ¨ #SanjayLeelaBhansaliâ€” Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 25, 2018
Saw #padmavat @deepikapadukone ur epitome of beauty, @RanveerOfficial is a beast in every manner( in a good wayðŸ˜œ) and @shahidkapoor is subtle nd perfect! Loved the grandeur of #SLB, but my heart hoots for @RanveerOfficialâ€” meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) January 25, 2018
Just finished watching #Padmaavat. #SanjayLeelaBansali does it once again. What an incredible film ! Contrary to all theories itâ€™s a fantastic tribute to Rajput culture, heritage and bravery. Take a bow @RanveerOfficial @deepikapadukone @shahidkapoor ! Donâ€™t miss it !â€” Apoorva Mehta (@apoorvamehta18) January 24, 2018
How can you not love @RanveerOfficial ! For giving his all to the part, for bringing in ferocious energy & nuance. For upping his game with every role & not being afraid to bare his soul. Stunning as Khilji!! #Padmaavatâ€” Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) January 25, 2018
#Padmaavat - @deepikapadukone dint Portrayed Rani Padmavati,she lived her .Her performance in the film will always be touted as 1 of the best performance of all time.Her climax monologue & Johar scene performance will give you chills. You can never forget that scene all ur life.â€” Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) January 24, 2018
I just loooved padmaavat, the way it honours bravery by rani padmavati it was soo emotional, it made me cry, @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone give such a marvelous performanceâ€” Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) January 24, 2018
Kudos to the entire team
A very well made well shot movie.
@aditiraohydari You were so lovely in the film. Your simplicity and grace wins hearts big time. Loved the scene when you meet â€œPadmavatiâ€ for the first time. must say the dialogue reflects your characters beauty and yours. You looked gorgeous ðŸ¤—ðŸ˜˜ðŸ™ðŸ»â€” Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) January 24, 2018
@RanveerOfficial Khilji ! Khilji !khilji! I just loved to hate you on screen. What a terrific character and what a terrific performance...ufff....â¤ï¸ðŸ¤—There is NO ONE ELSE who could do this. Salute. ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ» every scene was just epic. Loved the #khiljidanceâ€” Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) January 24, 2018
@deepikapadukone Rani Padmavati.Anyone would want to Kill for you. You were brilliant. So strong that I had goose bumps.Immense respect for the character and for you,for bringing her to life ...for us to give her respect. ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ˜˜â€” Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) January 24, 2018
@shahidkapoor Rawal Ratan Singh ki Jai Ho ðŸ™ðŸ».Bro what an outstanding https://t.co/33IPTb8Xkw are one of the finest actors and you know https://t.co/Cn9WFcBS32 restrained & powerful. Loved the scene when you question her when you are captive ðŸ™ðŸ» wowwwâ€” Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) January 24, 2018
@RanveerOfficial Dear Brother your Performance in @filmpadmaavat at par with Batmanâ€™s Joker Heath Ledger& Jonny Depp,What an Experience to watch you on Screen KudosðŸ˜Sanjay Leela Sir once again proved he is Jedi of Epic Tales @deepikapadukone @shahidkapoor Lived in their Roles pic.twitter.com/IAHPXKYFiPâ€” Meher Ramesh (@MeherRamesh) January 24, 2018
#AboutLastNight at the special screening of @filmpadmaavat what a incredible creations by #SanjayLeelaBhansali ji and excellent acting by @RanveerOfficial @deepikapadukone @SAfridiOfficial & rest of the team..feeling proud to be a part of this movie ##Padmaavat pic.twitter.com/pm5fV4jpa0â€” Richa Sharma (@TheRichaSharma) January 24, 2018
Finally saw @filmpadmaavat last night and all I can say is that this genius named #SanjayLeelaBhansali is a magician on celluloid! What an incredible film that pays one of the finest tributes to the valour of #Rajputs. Every frame is like poetry in motion! #Padmaavat pic.twitter.com/wPPtZ44nMHâ€” Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 24, 2018
The whole team of @filmpadmaavat should be THRILLED with what they have given us. #Padmaavat is incredible!!!! Hindi cinema at itâ€™s absolute best! âœ¨ @Viacom18Movies #Padmaavat #PadmaavatReview @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @ShobhaIyerSant @Bhansali_Prodâ€” Anushka Arora (@Anushka_Arora) January 23, 2018
+100000000000000 Iâ€™d happily add a gazillion to this in support @filmpadmaavat! More power to your team. Win hearts â¤ï¸ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ @deepikapadukone @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor #SLB #Padmaavat https://t.co/TYfdLo9UYtâ€” Dia Mirza (@deespeak) January 23, 2018
Shahid Kapoor is a big surprise in #Padmaavat. What an actor you are SK! You have portrayed Ratan Singh amazingly. Your walk, talk and andaaz as a Rajput king is just too good. Its an examplary performanceðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ @shahidkapoor @filmpadmaavat @Viacom18Movies pic.twitter.com/McqjJBOsjKâ€” Raghuvendra Singh (@raghuvendras) January 23, 2018
The Queen has arrived! Never seen before love for an actress on social media. Deepika Padukone fans catch the First Show of #Padmaavat to show their love. #DP1stDay1stShow @dp1stday1stshow #DeepikaPadukone @deepikapadukone @filmpadmaavat pic.twitter.com/m3aOdyZmgxâ€” Atul Mohan (@atulmohanhere) January 25, 2018
Words canâ€™t do justice to what @deepikapadukone has done. She has brought Rani Padmini to life 478 years after the regal queen of Chittor was first written about & will bring tears to the eyes of every man & woman (Rajput & otherwise) at the end of the film. #Padmaavatâ€” Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) January 24, 2018