In medieval India, Princess Padmavati falls in love with King Ratan of Chittor who is already married. He finally breaks out of his wife and marries her, becoming the queen and living together in joy and splendor. Their rule is one of peace and quiet, or at least that seems at first glance. But more to the north, the story of the unique beauty of the new queen, who is said to have been the most beautiful woman ever to be, reaches the ears of the Sultan of Delhi. Driven by an unstable and obsessive desire to get Padmavati out of stories about its overwhelming beauty, the Sultan prepares his army to storm the Chittorgarh fortresses.