Sunday, October 8, 2017

INDIA SATURDAY: 'SWORDS AND SCEPTRES' INDIAN EPIC STARRING RUPERT EVERETT, DEREK JACOBI ON QUEEN OF JHANSI! STUNNING POSTERS FOR 'PADMAVATI' 14TH CENTURY EPIC MOVIE WITH DEEPIKA PADUKONE

'SWORDS AND SCEPTRES'
STARRING RUPERT EVERETT AND DEREK JACOBI
She was only 30 when she was killed in battle against Brits
To bring some exotic warmth into the first cold days of golden Autumn, we're having an India Saturday today, people! Here's a project I haven't mentioned before: female director Swati Bhise (the producer of Dev Patel's The Man Who Knew Infinity) is currently shooting epic story SWORDS AND SCEPTRES starring Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi, Nathaniel Parker and Jodhi May as bloodthirsty queen Victoria! A tale of women's empowerment, SWORDS AND SCEPTRES tells the true story of Lakshmibai (Devika Bhise), the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857.

'PADMAVATI' EPIC MOVIE
The move was postponed for December
FIRST MOVIE POSTERS ARE OUT!
And here's another upcoming epic project set in the exotic regions of India: gorgeous first posters have been released for opulent period set drama PADMAVATI which should hit Indian cinemas this December bringing 14th century extravaganza to the big screens, the story of Alauddin Khilji, the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty, and his obsessive love for the queen of Mewar, Padmavati, renowned for her beauty,
Movie will feature traditional folk dance numbers
intellect and courage. We're still waiting for a trailer to be released!

THE STORY OF THE EPIC MOVIE

Starring Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Aditi Rao Hydari, the film is a fictionalised account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of Rana
Deepila Padukone as Padmini the Goddess Queen
Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khalji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana.
Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh
According to Padmavat, Khalji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie was jointly produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji

2 comments:

  1. Those are stunning posters. I always love the Indian's textiles. So full of gorgeous colors, the costumes are sure to please in this film.

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    1. 'tis a country of lavish luxury and a country of utter poverty, go figure

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