Padmavati, unarguably the most controversial film in the recent times allegedly contains a lot of distortion in the historical facts. It’s no surprise that as soon as the trailer was released, it garnered millions of views in a short time and the same goes with the song Ghoomar. The song seems to be a majestic masterpiece displaying a spectacular dance by gorgeous Deepika donning expensive, regal attire.
Many appreciated the looks, the style, and the choreography as well as dancing skills of the dancers in the song; there’s a lot more that you must know about Ghoomar. Although it’s a movie made with creative freedom, many people expected to see more of a reality considering that the film is based on a historical tale of Chittor’s Rani Padmavati.
If you are passionate about exploring the historical culture and art, here’s a list of errors in Ghoomar song as pointed out by some Rajasthani people who have spent a lot of time around the cultural setup of the state and its art forms.
If you pause the video at 1:19 minutes, the background shows a glimpse of Kumbalgarh fort. However, the fort was constructed in the 15th century while Rani Padmini belonged to the 13th and 14th century. So it’s apparently an impossible thing. Besides, there is no other fort that resembles Kumbalgarh which rules out the possibility of any other fort spotted here.
The video also shows Kirti Stambh in the background which is located in Chittor fort which makes sense. But then that contradicts with the presence of Kumbalgrah in the same vicinity as the latter is situated in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan nearby Udaipur.
Apparently, in the song actress Deepika Padukone is seen dancing with diyas in her hands and the whole ambiance has been decorated with umpteen numbers of diyas. However, in authentic Ghoomar, even if you wish to keep diyas to enlighten the place, there is no use of diyas while dancing in the Ghoomar style.
Back in 2001, a film named Zubeidaa showcased a song featuring traditional Ghoomar dance in which actress Karishma Kapoor can be seen sporting vibrant, red-colored attire. If you compare that with Deepika’s costume in Padmavati’s Ghoomar song, there are certain noticeable differences. As per an answer on Quora, the costume of Deepika has a blend of Kalbelia and Gujarati touch which is different from an authentic Ghoomar dress.