Ashutosh Gowarikar's period drama Panipat is all set to hit the big screens in India on December 6. The Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon film has impressed the audiences already with its official trailer that's getting praises for its grandeur. The film is based on the historic Third Battle of Panipat when the Maratha army took on the Afghani invaders. Panipat clashes with Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday's comedy-drama Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Here’s How Arjun Kapoor Transformed into the Role of Maratha Warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau for Panipat (Watch Video)
Ashutosh Gowarikar's previous outing Mohenjo Daro (2016) starring Hrithik Roshan flopped at the box-office and with Panipat, the Lagaan director would be looking for a solid comeback. If you are looking to watch Panipat in the cinema near you, here is everything you need to know about Ashutosh Gowarikar. Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat Gets Notice From Peshwa Bajirao Descendant Over Kriti Sanon’s ‘Mastani’ Dialogue.
Panipat stars Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in the lead. Its supporting cast includes Mohnish Bahl, Padmini Kolhapure, Zeenat Aman, Sahil Salathia and Kunal Kapoor among others
Panipat is set in the 18th century where the Marathas had built one of the strongest empires in entire India. It is confronted by Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt) who plans to take over the Maratha Peshwa kingdom by going against Sadashiv Rao Bhau (Arjun Kapoor).
Here's the trailer of Panipat:
The songs of Panipat are composed by Ajay-Atul while its lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar. Here is the complete audio jukebox of Panipat:
Considering the grand scale of this period saga, Panipat is made on an estimated budget of Rs 70 crores including the print and advertising cost. The film needs to cross the Rs 120 crores mark to be a super hit.
Period drama films open to good numbers in Bollywood, whether it was 2018 magnum opus Padmaavat or 2017 hit Bajirao Mastani. LatestLY predicts Panipat's opening day box-office numbers to be somewhere around Rs 5 - 7 crores. The film would cross the Rs 20 crores mark in its opening weekend.
The portions of Panipat, till now, is very engrossing especially the establishment of the conflict and the politics around it. Read LatestLY's complete movie review for Panipat by Sreeju Sudhakaran here.