Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Panipat' looks like a distant cousin of Bajirao Mastani, at least that's what the trailer, which is out now, of the movie says. Sanjay Dutt plays Ahmad Shah Abdali, the king of Afghanistan, who fought against the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat. Arjun Kapoor plays the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army.
Kriti Sanon plays Parvati Bai, wife of Sadashiv Rao Bhau -- also among the many female members of the Peshwa contingent that travelled to Panipat on the eve of the disastrous battle.
For the unversed, 'Panipat' is based on the third battle of Panipat which took place on January 14, 1761 between a northern force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.
Kriti, with her screen presence and ethereal beauty, impresses in the trailer. So does Sanjay Dutt with his ferociousness as the invader.
Arjun Kapoor, if we go by what the trailer shows, falls miles before what Ranveer Singh had managed to achieve in Bajirao Mastani. We hope the movie has a better him.
Arjun shared Panipat trailer on Twitter with a caption that read, "Presenting the #PanipatTrailer - The Battle That Changed History. Releasing Dec 6".
Presenting the #PanipatTrailer - The Battle That Changed History. Releasing Dec 6. https://t.co/P1ElWIvPg9@duttsanjay @kritisanon @AshGowariker #SunitaGowariker @RohitShelatkar @Shibasishsarkar @agppl @visionworldfilm @RelianceEnt @ZeeMusicCompany— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) November 5, 2019
Watch Panipat trailer here
Panipat character poster
The film is written by Gowariker himself and Aditya Rawal. The movie has been shot by CK Muraleedharan and its music has been given by Ajay-Atul.
Besides Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, the film also stars Zeenat Aman, Suhasini Mulay, Padmini Kolhapure, Mir Sarwar and Nawab Shah among others.
Panipat releases on December 6. The film will face the box office battle with Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday's comedy-drama Pati Patni aur Woh.
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