Despite being marred by controversies and faced with numerous threats of bans, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat released on January 25 (Thursday). The Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor-starrer has been embroiled in controversies ever since the shoot began, leading to the makers’ postponing the release date. While many on the Internet were furious that the Karni Sena attacked a school bus ferrying little children as a protest to the stay on Padmaavat‘s ban, now that the film has released, social media, especially the micro-blogging site, is buzzing with people’s responses to the film. With a pinch of salt and a tinge of humour, many Tweeple seem to have minced no words in speaking their minds about what they thought of the film, now that they have finally got to watch it.
“Now that it’s finally released let’s take a look at what #Padmaavat has taught us: Movie titles can be masculine but not feminine, Women can self-immolate but not love, Fictitious women can be fought for but not real ones Thank you #KarniSena for showing us the real India,” is one of the scathing comments doing the rounds of the Internet. Many funny jibes were also made on how the film is also being released in 3D. “Don’t watch #Padmaavat in 3D. An arrow flying in your direction might be an actual arrow by Karni Sena.” is one of them.
Loved the climax in #Padmaavat when everyone was worried about Karni Sena waiting for them outside the multiplex.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 25, 2018
Dear karni sena ,
my ex would be watching padmaavat at nearby PVR at 6:30 pm so
dekhlo kaise karna hai
— Singha la flame?? (@heisenjit) January 25, 2018
Friend – Padmavat dekhne chalega
*Thinks of karni sena*
— ????. (@Oye_Protein) January 25, 2018
Me: #Padmaavat ka ticket dena.
Karni Sena: pic.twitter.com/UM94iojsbA
— Moody Motu (@MoodyMotu) January 25, 2018
Karni Sena worker- Tujhe to main dekh lunga.
— Amey Kulkarni (@Kulkarnium) January 25, 2018
Oh! Sanjay Leela Bhansali has released Padmaavat in 3D?
Good idea. Many of his earlier films have lacked depth.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 25, 2018
Why don’t the Rajput Karni Sena play a short documentary on their version of Rani Padmavati’s history during the interval of #Padmaavat.
Movie ki Movie aur History lesson ka History lesson ho jayega !
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) January 24, 2018
Don’t watch #Padmaavat in 3D. An arrow flying in your direction might be an actual arrow by Karni Sena.
— Shuchi Singh Kalra (@shuchikalra) January 25, 2018
Watching #Padmaavat in 3D
“Wow! This war scene looks so realistic”
“Oh Wait! No! The Karni Sena has entered the theatre”
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) January 25, 2018
Now that it’s finally released let’s take a look at what #Padmaavat has taught us:
1. Movie titles can be masculine but not feminine
2. Women can self-immolate but not love
3. Fictitious women can be fought for but not real ones
Thank you #KarniSena for showing us the real India
— Meghna Pant (@MeghnaPant) January 24, 2018
अमेरिका में फिल्म रिलीज़ हुई तो करणी सेना वाईट हाउस के सामने जाकर भी प्रदर्शन करेगी क्या ?
— Bad Company. (@RowdyTalks) January 25, 2018
— Aamir Akhtar (@akhtaraamir4) January 25, 2018
— प्रkash ♌ (@SaraswatPrakash) January 25, 2018