#BOLLYWOOD: The trailer of Ashutosh Gowariker directorial, Panipat has just dropped.
The period film revisits the the third battle of Panipat which was fought between the northern forces of Maratha warriors and the Afghan army, which was led by Ahmad Shah Abdali. With Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in leading roles the movie Panipat is definitely going to be a fan favourite.
The trailer opens by establishing the great Maratha empire and Kapoor’s Sadashivrao Bhau is handed over the Peshwa sword, making him the leader.
His arch-enemy here is Sanjay Dutt’s Ahmad Shah Abdali who is known to be a ruthless killer. The trailer also introduces Kriti Sanon as the Maratha’s dutiful wife who can swing a sword if need be
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Like actor Ranveer Singh who essayed the role of a Peshwa in Bajirao Mastani, it’s now Arjun Kapoor’s acting that can be compared to Singh. According to the Indian Express, Kapoor lacks in giving the character a personality like Ranveer did in Bajiirao.
The character of Abdali by Sanjay Dutt is reminiscent of Ranveer’s Khilji in Padmaavat. To the extent that even the props look like they were borrowed from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie set, especially the crowns that are worn by Dutt’s Abdali.
Produced by Sunita Gowariker, Rohit Shelatkar and Bhaumik Gondaliya, Panipat features music by Ajay-Atul. It is slated for a December 6 release.