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As spectacular and over-the-top as any Bollywood film in a long time—which is REALLY saying something, and meant as a compliment!—Bajirao Mastani immortalizes the journey of star-crossed lovers against the backdrop of war. Set in 18th century Hindustan, this is a truly epic tale of passion, bravery, betrayal, and, above all, love. Mounted with lavish sets, elaborate costumes, soulful music, and mesmerizing dance, it is one of the most expensive—and expansive—films ever made in India. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali (whose Devdas dazzled MIFF audiences a while back) calls it his dream project and recruited three of Bollywood’s biggest and most beautiful stars (Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh) in the lead roles. “Bajirao Mastani has guts, glory and grandeur. Bhansali imbues every frame with epic, precise passion.”—Times of India.