~ Bajirao Mastani: Unforgettable Love Story of Great Indian Warrior…#BajiraoMastani

Goosebumps! Love story of a Fearless Warrior & Intense Lover. Peshwa-Maratha History unveiled on big screen (see Trailer & Pictures below…latest updates to  #BajiraoMastani )

  • Beloved great warrior King has to prove his ‘Love’ to people?

  • Should married King be allowed to Love a Mistress/Dancer?

  • Who will be accepted as next Heir, legitimate Queen’s son or Dancer’s son?

  • King should choose his Heir using Mind (Duties) or Heart (Emotions)??

Watch true story of 18th century great Hindu Maratha warrior – Bajirao Peshwa, his Love life with Muslim mistress Mastani and glorious Maratha history in upcoming movie Bajirao-Mastani releasing on 18th Dec 2015.

About Historical Characters:

Bharat (India), land of world’s Philosophy, Wisdom, ancient science & technology documented in Vedas & Upanishads, Mathematics, Astronomy, Yoga, Meditaion, Arts, Literatures,  and oldest Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) civilization since human evaluations & only continuous history of last 12000+ years, was attacked by Abrahmics faiths since 12th century onwards both by sea and land routes from western sides.

North-West side: Post 12th century, First by Arab/Turk/Persian/Bagdadis barberian invaders called Mughals/Nizams/Shahs, etc via land route of Afgan/Persia towards India’s Nort-West.

South-West Coastal Side: Then post 1498, when European spy Vasco Da Gama landed in India via sea route to India’s south-west. Then later barberian Portugese, British, French  attacked India, which is still contined but in proxy form!

Many Hindu warriors & kings faught with barberian cunning Abrahmic invaders  to re-established Hindu (Sanatana Dharma) civilization, they succeed later.

After Hindu King Shivaji Bhosale (1627 – 1680) re-established Hindu empire in western-central part of India defeating Arab/Turk/Persian invaders – called as Mughals/Nizams/Adil Shaha and keeping full check on barberian so called Traders British/French/Portuguese….on western coast. He built india’s first neval forts and neval army at western coast near Mumbai-Goa.

After Shivaji’s death in 1680, maratha dynasty appointed many Peshwas (Prime ministers) & other positions to local brave warriors to tackle all side attack on Kingdom.

Brave warrior Bajirao Peshwa I (18 Aug 1700 – 28 Apr 1740), born in Maharastrian (marathi) Brahmin family, a great Hindu Maratha warrior of Maratha Empire based in Pune, Maharashtra State (played by actor Ranveer Singh).

 He had wife named Kashibai (played by actor Priyanka Chopra) but later falls in Love to a Muslim Mistress/Dancer – Mastani (played by actor Deepika Padukon)

Not just Singing and Dance, but Mastani was skilled in Swordsmanship, Horse-riding and Spear-Throwing. Mastani used to join Bajorao Peshwa on his various battle missions.

Some historians say that Mastani was daughter of Hindu Rajput King Chhatrasal of Budelkhand (now in Uttar Pradesh) through his Persian-Muslim mistress! Bajirao Peshwa met Mastani during his meeting with King Chhatrasal and fall in Love.

Bajirao’s unfaithfulness towards first wife and relationship with mistress daughter Mastani angered his mother –Radhikabai, younger brother Chimaji Appa (1707-1741…great commander of Maratha who freed western coast from then Portuguese rule) and other higher administration authorities in his kingdom, who rejected mistress Mastani as second legal wife of Bajirao Peshwa as people wouldn’t accept such illegitimate mistress cum wife for their brave warrior king.

Some historian believes that Bajirao Pehswa did marry to Mastani and she was his second wife. Also, other story alleges that Mastani was Bajirao’s Concubine/Mistress and not legal wife.

Mastani later gave birth to Bajirao’s son -Shamsher Bahadur Peshwa. But, Bajirao’s family, local internal politics and conflicts never accepted him as legitimate heir. Bajirao also had a son from first wife Kashibai.

Due to Bajirao’s more attachment towards Mastani than legal wife Kashibai, there were political ups-downs in his internal administrations and family life. Mastani also faced much hatred in Bajirao’s kingdom. But, in spite of all turmoil, Bajirao Peshwa remained unbeatable in his 47 war missions to protect and re-established Hindu Maratha Kingdom all across Indian subcontinent.

Bajirao Peshwa was operating from his capital city of Pune, now in western Indian state of Maharashtra. He built famous Shanivar wada Palace (see picture below) during 1730-1732 for his ruling, where he and all of his family used to live (including a separate place for Mastani near by). Today remains of Mastani Mahal (Palace), her panting and other items are kept in famous Raja Kelkar Museum-Pune.

Ceremonial stone of Shaniwarwada Fort (Saturday Palace) which has 5 Gates, was laid on Saturday January 10th 1730, construction was completed in 1732. It is now one of most viewed Tourist Places in Pune City.

After Bajirao Peshwa’s sudden death on a battle journey due to fever at early age (~37), Mastani took drastic step of suicide as she could not bear this pain!

This Love story of great warriors Bajirao-Mastani has very special place in Indian history.

Read true/actual history of Bajirao Peshwa and Hindu Maratha Dynasty at the end of clips below.

This movie director Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also famous for show casing grand Indian Culture in his projects:

  • Hum dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)- Rajasthani Culture

  • Devdas (2002) – Bengali Culture

  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) – Gujarati  Culture

  • Bajirao Mastani (2015) – Marathi Culture

 Watch trailer of “Bajirao-Mastani” movie (via Eros Now)

“Bajirao Peshwa is one of history’s greatest unsung heroes; a Maratha Peshwa who rewrote the true essence of love and fearlessly protected his kingdom for over 47 long wars. Presenting an epic tale of one of the greatest warriors of India and his unforgettable love story that has inspired the nation across centuries!….”

  • Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra

  • Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Produced by: Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sanchit Balhara

  • Label: Eros Now

  • Release Date: 18th Dec 2015

Trailers – “Bajirao Mastani” movie

Charater Introduction:

  • Bajirao Ballal Peshwa – Warrior Hindu Brahmin Prime Minister, appointed by great Maratha King Shivaji Bhosale Dynasty

  •  Wife- Kashibai Bajirao Peshwa
  • Mastani – deeply loves her Peshwa warrior

Dialogues from movie:

  • Will Bajirao be punished in the name of love?

  • Bajirao & Mastani conversations

  • Bajirao Peshwa conquers Delhi (March 1737)

Traditional (Marathi) Dance & Songs:

  • Pinga – Marathi Lavani style

Typical Waist movement in circular form in famous Maharashtra style Lavani dance is called Pinga…Also ladies dance during goddess durga worship devotional songs.

  • Malhari – Shiva’s victory dance style (Malhar=Shiva)

  • Deewani Mastani Katthak

  • Albela Sajan Ayo Re – Marathi celebration style

  • Gajanana – Spiritual-devotonal song for Lord Ganesha

 Song Making:

  • Malhari – Bajirao Peshwa

  • Pinga – Mastani & Kashibai

  • Deewani Mastani

Jukebox- Bajirao Mastani all songs in 2 parts

Bajirao’s energetic Victory March in Indian Cities for Promotion:

@Nagpur

@Bhopal

Controversy- After watching Ping song and trailer critics argued that there might be wrong potreyal of History here. In actual history Queen Kashibai and Mistress Mastani never even met each other…It seems, while film making, director probably has used some creative liberty in movie! Lets see after watching movie…

ACTUAL HISTORY OF BAJIRAO PESHWA & HINDU MATAHA DYNASTY

List of Maratha Empire Kings:

  • Chttrapati Shivaji Bhosale (1630-1680) – Founder of Maratha Empire

  • Chttrapati Sambhaji Bhosale (1680-1689)

  • Chttrapati Rajaram (1689-1700 )

  • Queen Tarabai (1700-1707)

  • Chttrapati Shahu Maharaj (1707-1749)

  • Chttrapati Rajaram II (1749-1777)

  • Shahu Maharaj II (1777-1808)

  • Pratap Singh Bhosale (1808-1839)

Peshwa (Maratha’s appointed Prime Ministers):

  • Moropant Trimbak Pingle (1657–1683)

  • Bahiroji Pingale (1708–1711)

  • Balaji Vishwanath (1713–1720)

  • Bajirao Peshwa I (1720–1740) MOVIE IS BASED ON THIS PESHWA

    Bajirao Peshwa’s Statue before his fort – Shaniwarwada -Pune City

    Bajirao-Peshwa-Shaniwarwada Fort-Pune

  • Balaji Bajirao Peshwa (4 Jul.1740-23 Jun.1761)

  • Madhavrao Peshwa (1761-18 Nov.1772)

  • Narayanrao Bajirao Peshwa (13 Dec.1772-30 Aug.1773)

  • Raghunathrao Peshwa (5 Dec.1773–1774)

  • Sawai Madhava Rao II Narayan (1774-27 Oct.1795)

  • Baji Rao Peshwa II (6 Dec.1796 – 3 Jun.1818)

  • Nana Sahib Peshwa (1 Jul.1857–1858)

 # British invaders took control of India – (1858-1947)

# India got Independence – 15th Aug 1947

 Interesting fact:

Year 1967, in the memory of this famous Bajirao-Mastani Love story, a Pune city Ice-Cream shop – Sujata Cold Drink House at Sadashiv Peth area, had prepared special thick ice-cream Brand called Sujata “Mastani”  🙂

Sujata-Mastani-Bajirao-Pune

Shop has branches all across city and available in various flavors – Mango,Kesar Badam, Orange, Choco chips, Sitaphal, Strawberry, Vanilla-Orange-Pineapple, Black Grpes, Lichi, etc. Sujata “Mastani” is now one of must have Food attractions in Pune city.

Latest updateds @ Twitter hashtag #BajiraoMastani

In Pictures:Actual Bajirao-Mastani Memories in Pune City

– Click on any picture to see slide show

In Pictures:Bajirao-Mastani Movie stills(Via- Eros Now and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Production)

– Click on any picture to see slide show

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Sources: Eros Now , Sanjay Leela Bahnsali Productions, Google search, wikipedia, hauntedindia blog, Pune Diary and all links in the post.

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