Watch the marvellous trailer of Arjun Kapoor-Sanjay Dutt starrer Panipat here!
Ashtoush Gowraiker, known for his period dramas like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, is back with another ambitious film. Titled as ‘Panipat’, the film is an epic war-drama set in 1761. The film has Arjun Kapoor in the lead role as Sadashiv Rao Bhau, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army. Kriti Sanon plays his wife Parvati Bai. Sanjay Dutt plays the antagonist Ahmad Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt), the King of Afghanistan.
‘Panipat’ is scripted by Ashutosh Gowariker, Chandrashekhar Dhavalikar, Ranjeet Bahadur and Aditya Rawal. Dialogues are penned by Ashok Chakradhar. As per the makers, the story is set in a period when the Maratha Empire had reached its zenith and their grip on Hindostan reigned supreme with no-one to challenge them until an invader set his eyes on the throne of Hindostan. That’s when Sadashiv Rao Bhau, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army led a northern expedition in order to repel the invading forces of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the king of Afghanistan. This war epic entails the events that led to the famous third battle of Panipat.
The film’s huge star cast comprises of Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl, Kunal Kapoor, Suhasini Muley, Ravindra Mahajani, Zeenat Aman, Sahil Salathia, Gashmeer Mahajani, Mantra, Abhishek Nigam, Nawab Shah, Vinita Mahesh, Krutika Deo and Shyam Mashalkar. CK Muraleedharan is the cinematographer and music is composed by Ajay-Atul.
‘Panipat’, produced by Sunita Gowraiker and Rohit Shelatkar, will be hitting screens worldwide on December 6.