One of the most awaited period dramas of 2019, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat is all set to hit the theatres worldwide on December 6. The film stars names like Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and an eclectic cast that includes Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl and Zeenat Aman in a special appearance.
We all know Ashutosh’s films are all about intriguing storylines from history and majestic sets, which gives the best cinematic experiences. With Panipat too, the maverick director is all set to give the audience an all-new cinematic high. He has made sure that everything from the grand sets, casting the best actors to hire the best technical team, everything’s just on-point.
Speaking about the film, producer Sunita Gowariker says, “Our film Panipat will bring alive the great glory of Marathas and will showcase not just the epic battle in which more than a lakh soldiers were martyred but also the reasons behind the war. It is an epic tale of great historical significance.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says, “It is our privilege to associate with such a magnum opus that will showcase one of the biggest ever battles fought in the world. The scale, grandeur and compelling story telling will make it an unputdownable watch when the film opens in theatres.”
Producer Rohit Shelatkar of Vision World says, “We are proud to be a part of such a film which will showcase one of the biggest battles ever fought. Panipat will also show how this battle changed history. Being directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, we are sure that this will be a visual treat for all of us.”
Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Panipat is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.