– REEMA CHHABDA
The story of a courageous monarch is told in Samrat Prithviraj. Prithviraj Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) is the king of Ajmer in the late 12th century. His boldness and kindness have earned him a reputation. Mir Hussein (Anshuman Singh) shows up on his doorstep one day and pleads for his assistance. Mohammed Ghori (Manav Vij), the merciless ruler of Ghazni, is his brother. Mir Hussein fell in love with Mohammed Ghori’s mistress, Chitralekha (Radha Bhatt), and eloped with her. Mohammed Ghori has decided to assassinate Mir Hussein. As a result, Mir Hussein seeks the assistance of Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithviraj Chauhan chooses to assist him, even if it means going to war with Mohammed Ghori. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
In terms of acting, Akshay Kumar’s effort to immerse himself in this historical figure is palpable. With majesty and poise, he bears the enormous weight of a monarch on his shoulders. As the drama progresses, Sonu Sood and Sanjay Dutt, who plays Chand Bardai and Kaka Kanha, respectively, lend a lot of weight to the tale. Sanjay, in fact, uses humor to break the serious tone of the film at numerous moments. Sonu’s role as the king’s die-hard loyalist is the one that shines out as having a lot of maturity. Manushi Chhillar, the 2017 Miss World winner, makes a strong and impressive debut in this film.
Samrat Prithviraj is based on Chand Vardai’s novel Prithviraj Raso. The story is gripping and motivating. The screenplay by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is okayish. The dialogues of Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi are mediocre. The direction of Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is excellent. He’s done an excellent job with the grandeur, and a few sequences are really well-done. He has clearly put his heart and soul into this endeavor.
None of the album’s songs (composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy) are particularly memorable. The title music, which appears several times in the film, is disturbing at points. More time and space could have been devoted to battles, action, and dramatic situations if the honeymoon song had been removed. There are a few absolutely stunning situations, but the visual effects should have been utilised more effectively.
In a nutshell, Akshay Kumar starrer Samrat Prithviraj is an uplifting and interesting tale of one of India’s greatest kings. The film has the potential to achieve good box office numbers.