More on Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic period drama Panipat starring Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt

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We all know how Ashutosh Gowariker’s films are all about intriguing storylines and majestic sets and with Panipat, the director is all set to take his magnum opus to an all-new cinematic high.

The film, that has fans eager to see play out on the big screen on December 6th, stars Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Kapoor in the lead roles. Also featuring Kriti Sanon, the eclectic cast includes Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl and Zeenat Aman in a Special Appearance.

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.

To create the historical world and tell the story of the battle of Panipat the director and team has made sure that everything from the grand sets, casting the best actors to hire the best technical team, is on-point, perfect and well, completely epic for the period drama.


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 Gowarikar, we are sure that this will be a visual treat for all of us.”

Released worldwide by Reliance Entertainment Panipat, hitting theatres December 6th is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, and is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World.

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