Panipat (2019)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 53 mins

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During 18th century India, the Marathas emerged as the most powerful empire in the nation until the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. Sadashiv Rao Bhau is brought in to save the empire from the king which then leads to the third battle of Panipat.

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt

Crew: Ashutosh Gowariker (Director), CK Muraleedharan (Director of Photography), Ajay Gogavale (Music Director), Atul Gogavale (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), 18TC (United Arab Emirates)

Genres: Drama, History, War

Release Dates: 06 Dec 2019 (India), 06 Dec 2019 (New Zealand), 06 Dec 2019 (Singapore), 05 Dec 2019 (United Arab Emirates), 06 Dec 2019 (United States)

Tagline: The Great Betrayal

Hindi Name: पानीपट

Movie Rating
Based on 4 ratings
2 user 20 critic
Did you know? Panipat was declared tax-free in the state of Maharashtra. Read More

Movie is good. One time watchable. songs are GOOD.BGM is very nice. But timing can be cut down. Overall movie is nice.



Everything about Panipat is colossal - the scale on which it has been mounted, the passion which director Ashutosh Gowariker has poured into every frame, the startling beauty of its leads and the daunting run time of almost 3 hours.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker was determined to make a film on the lives of Sadashivrao Bhau, Parvati Bai and Ahmad Shah Abdali for quite some time. He waited for the opportune time to commence Panipat and the outcome is not just body beautiful, but there's soul as well.

Panipat is director Ashutosh Gowariker's most ambitious project to date. It requires firm belief in the subject, prowess, courage, aptitude, patience, passion, knowledge and budget to attempt a movie like this to satiate the appetite of millions of moviegoers. He is not a timid director. He finds no satisfaction in creating the generic instantly disposable Hindi film. He dreams big and goes where other filmmakers fear to tread. He recreates the bygone era in Panipat convincingly, besides extensive detailing.

To suit the tastes of the present-day spectators and make Panipat more palatable, Ashutosh Gowariker successfully makes the characters come alive to the present-day generation. What comes across on screen is enthralling, truly informative and exceptionally inspiring.

Ashutosh Gowariker and his team of writers introduce the on-screen characters & the sequence of events with utmost simplicity so that the spectator is able to get the grip of the goings-on with ease. Also, the dialogue (Ashok Chakradhar) is easy to decipher.

The love story, the conflict, the dramatic altercations, the battle sequences and of course, the ostentatious setting... Panipat is an enthralling period film, made with a genuinely honest effort, that deserves applause and encouragement from cineastes. Kudos!

Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon have enough electricity to light up the vast sets & eye-filling production design that Nitin Chandrakant Desai has so painstakingly created in Panipat. The battle sequences (Abbas Ali Moghul) are awe-inspiring & have been executed with magnificence.

When you think of the gigantic scale of Panipat, clearly, director Ashutosh Gowariker has left no stone unturned in depicting an epic tale that does absolute justice to the event. The apparel (Neeta Lulla), as well as the styling of the characters, is truly majestic.

Ajay-Atul's music and background score seamlessly weave in the narration. The songs are mesmeric and well-choreographed. Panipat is gorgeously lensed, with cinematographer (Muraleedharan C.K.) capturing the colours, setting and emotions meticulously.

Lengthy run time (2.54 hours) and lethargic pacing are two major hiccups of Panipat, besides patchy first half with so many characters the film touches upon. The editor (Steven Bernard) could've easily trimmed a few plot points to make the goings-on crisper.

Panipat also works because of Rohan Mapuskar's perfect casting. Arjun Kapoor embodies the great emperor without ever becoming theatrical. The rebelliousness & boisterousness are depicted to perfection. Watch out for him in the final goosebumps-inducing war sequence.

Kriti Sanon looks more beautiful in Panipat than she has in any of her recent films. Her eyes flash fire. A flawless performance indeed! Sanjay Dutt's towering presence adds a lot of weight to his character. He could just become the new face of menace.

Panipat has a host of characters, but the ones you carry home, besides Arjun and Sanjay Dutt, are Mohnish Bahl (excellent), Padmini Kolhapure (fantastic), Sahil Salathia (electrifying), Mantra (perfect), Zeenat Aman (graceful) and Suhasini Mulay (effective).

Final words: Fit Panipat into your agenda of films to watch this weekend. Witness the unshakeable bravery, courage and the strong principles of the Marathas that will leave you spellbound, enthralled, entranced and awestruck. Very strongly recommended!

as Sadashiv Rao Bhau
as Parvatibai Bhatt
as Ahmad Khan Abdali
as Vishwas Rao
as Wazir Shah Wali Khan
Supporting Actor
as Ala Singh
as Mehendale
as Nana Phadnavis
as Sarfaraz
as Jankoji Shinde
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Radhika Bai
as Shuja-ud-Daula
as Suraj Mal
as Imad-ul-Mulk
as Taimur Shah Abdali
as Nana Saheb Peshwa
as Ibrahim Khan Gardi
as Gopika Bai
as Govind Pant Bundele
as Lingoji Narayan
as Malhar Rao Holkar
as Alamgir
as Sardar Raaste
as Shamsher Bahadur
as Shankar Shastri
as Bhanu
as Radha Bai
Supporting Actress
as Sakina Begum


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Special Effects Coordinator


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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
The Great Betrayal
Panipat was declared tax-free in the state of Maharashtra.