Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat opened at theaters today. Headlined by Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Mohnish Bahl, and Kunal Kapoor, the film instantly created a stir for its historical premise. Yesteryear divas Zeenat Aman and Padmini Kohlapurewere also part of the ensemble cast.
The film dates back to the 18th century with the Marathas emerging as the most powerful empire. But with Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali wanting to take over India, it's Sadashiv Rao Bhau who is ordered to stop the invasion leading to the Third Battle of Panipat. While
Arjun will be seen playing the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau, Kriti Sanon will portray the role of his wife Parvati Bai. Arjun and Kriti's character in the film might also remind you of Bajirao Ranveer Singh and Kashibai Priyanka Chopra from Bajiro Mastani. Sanjay Dutt, on the other hand, will play Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali.
Cine-goers have already been taking to social media to share their reviews and thoughts on the film. While some have loved the film, the others only went on to appreciate the performances. Check out all the Twitter reactions to Panipat here:
#PanipatReview :— $@M (@SAMTHEBESTEST) December 5, 2019
One Word- Average.
Why- Momentum is the biggest strength of any War film and #Panipat lacks it.
Last 40 mins take you on a ride of Biggest On Screen Spectacle of the year but the Negative Climax is damn too predictable. Ashutosh could have made it better.
Rating - 3.5/5— BihariBabu (@mayanksledger) December 6, 2019
The biggest problem with Panipat is it's tedious runtime
It's way too long and clumsy especially in the first half
But Gowariker never allows the film to slip out of hands with a brilliant 2nd half#PanipatReview #panipatmovie pic.twitter.com/WISasvoSLT
#PanipatReview— SOHAIL KHAN (@ItsSohailKhan) December 6, 2019
And @arjunk26 proved me wrong today. Good performance by him in #Panipat !! A good attempt by @AshGowariker. @duttsanjay is the soul of this movie! Overall #Panipat is a good one time watch.
3.25 */5* âÂâÂâÂâœ¨
#PanipatReview I cried a lot after a long time.,I don't know what will be box office verdict of this movie...but this is one of the best Bollywood movie for me in 2019.. climax is ufff man I wish I could describe it in words,but I m sorry I can not.. because it beyond any words— @realprashant (@realprashant1) December 6, 2019
#PanipatReview movie is very good. Instead of glamourising , director focused on detailing and getting the facts right. This movie deserves your watch. Excellent. ðŸ‘Â#Panipat @AshGowariker @arjunk26 @kritisanon— Kabir (@____________HRX) December 6, 2019
#PanipatReview: 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!— Somesh Sinha (@SinhaSomesh) December 6, 2019