Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honour, valour
and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along
with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh
and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north
west of India.
The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of
Hindustan-Allaudin Khilji. The sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with
wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays
siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh.
After a gruelling 6 months, he returns empty handed. He becomes obsessed
and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns
with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force
and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the righteous
Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honour of his Queen
and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but it
goes in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to
protect her dignity.