‘Panipat’ Movie Review: Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt & Kriti Sanon’s historical drama is an ode to Marathas’ valour

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Directed By
Ashutosh Gowariker

Produced By
Sunita Gowariker, Rohit Shelatkar, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, Vision World Films


Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon, Mohnish Bahl, Padmini Kolhapure, Zeenat Aman, Sahil Salathia, Kunal Kapoor, Abhishek Nigam, Ravindra Mahajani, Gashmeer Mahajani, Nawab Shah, Mantra.

Bollywood Bubble Rating:

What’s It About:

The movie revolves around the great battle of Panipat that portrays the rivalry between the Mughals and the Marathas. Sadashiv Rao Bhau (Arjun Kapoor) is one of the Peshwa warriors and somehow ends up leading a troupe of soldiers to take over Delhi and defeat Ahmad Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt) in the war that takes place on the land of Panipat. Now, will he come out victorious? That forms the rest of the plot.

What’s Hot:

The performances of the characters were on point 90 per cent of times. Kriti Sanon needs a special mention as her performance was really moving and she looked absolutely gorgeous the Parvati Bai. Arjun Kapoor looked every bit a warrior and his performance was up to the mark contrary to the reactions of the trailer. In this Ashutosh Gowariker directorial, Arjun and Kriti’s chemistry will get you all mushy the entire time and will break your heart at the same time. Sanjay Dutt did absolute justice to the bone-chilling villain that he played. The aesthetics of the movie were on point and it screamed authenticity in every frame. The cinematography was beautiful. Zeenat Aman looked ethereal but how I wish there was more of her in the film.

What’s Not:

The movie was a bit too much stretched. The music of the film is composed by Ajay-Atul and the lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar. But, none of the tracks stood out and was almost forgettable.


‘Panipat’ is a great one time watch that will keep you glued to your seats out of sheer curiosity that was maintained throughout the film. It is an emotional ride and Bollywood Bubble gives ‘Panipat’ 3 stars.

Considering that there is one other prominent movie( ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’) releasing at the box office, ‘Panipat’ might suffer due to it. But it may do fairly well if the other one fails to live up to the hype.

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