Should you take your kids to watch Deepika Padukone's 'Padmavat'?
Would you let you children watch this Deepika and Shahid starer movie that revolves aroud Jauhar and violence?
Written by Shaloo Tiwari|Published : January 25, 2018 3:02 PM IST
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavat' has finally released and after a lot of censor board cuts and 'sanskar' added to the movie by increasing the length of Deepika Padukone's clothes, the movie looks like it will do well at the box offices. This movie that talks about the history of Raja Padmasen played by Shahid Kapoor, Rani Padmini played by Deepika Padukone and Alauddin Khilji played by Ranveer Singh might seem like a good movie to watch with kids to give them a glimpse of the history of our country BUT would you really take your kids along with you to watch 'Padmavat'? Let's take a look at a few points that you should ponder on before taking your kids out for 'Padmavat'.
Excessive violence has always been a part of such movies portraying kings and soldiers. Too much gore or violence to affects kids in different ways and it is best to avoid showing kids such act of killing and destruction. But if you are planning to go, make sure that you explain to them about it beforehand that how it is not to be ever tried at home and since movies are a not real they shouldn't be influenced by it.
Your child will learn about the King of Chittor, Rani Padmini, Alauddin Khilji and the whole concept of Jauhar in the history books. But if your child is younger than that you might want to brief them about the history and also tell them that the facts shown in the movie could be distorted or dramatized to get rid of any ambiguity.
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This movie seems to have infused with too much romance which may or not have any relevance to what's actually written in the books. It is very important that you to try figuring out how it is going to impact your child, depending on how emotional you child is. Talk to them about it and if comfortable tell them that it is not to be taken to seriously or attempted in real life.
This is one important part of this movie, in fact, it is the movie's biggest highlight wherein the women along with Rani Padmini perform Jauhar. They choose to burn themselves over being caught by Alauddin Khilji. This old Hindu custom called Jauhar was followed by women previously wherein they would self-immolate in a group to avoid capture, enslavement and rape by any foreign invaders. This might affect different children in different ways. If you plan to take your kids for 'Padmavat' make sure you have a talk with them about this and tell them that it is an old practice and shouldn't be attempted whatsoever.
Apart from all this you can't deny the fact that the threats from Karni Sena and riots caused by them around Mumbai and other major cities of India, it is a little unsafe to watch this movie with kids. Do you think you should take your kids to watch 'Padmavat'? Let us know in the comment section below.