Panipat Trailer Review: Ashutosh Gowariker’s love for historic films is known to everyone. After giving highly successful films like Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar and a few forgettable ones like Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Mohenjo Daro, he seems to be back strongly with Panipat.
Ashutosh’s last hit was Jodhaa Akbar 11 years back and now with Panipat, he has a chance to redeem himself.
After watching the trailer, we can say that he seems to have taken the benefit of the chance mostly. This is a time when the audience is going gaga over films made on a lavish scale. Large sets and larger than life stories especially the historic ones with war as the central plot are the ones that are attracting most eyeballs. Ashutosh’s Panipat promises everything grand. The epic story of the war between Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau & Ahmad Shah Abdali which is an example of true bravery & patriotism made on a big budget. The outcome is tempting when we watch the trailer.
However, in films like these, the performances play a huge role. While the antagonist played by Sanjay Dutt looks strong and promising here, the hero is little underwhelming because Arjun Kapoor seems to have not given what was expected. I say this with a heavy heart that he is below the par for the character he plays as far as the trailer is concerned. I also hope that he proves me wrong when the film comes out. Kriti Sanon looks gorgeous and promises action too. However, she looks far away from being extraordinary.
Overall, despite some problems, the Panipat trailer is still tempting and promises an exciting larger than life cinema.