Panipat Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Mantra, Padmini Kolhapure, Zeenat Aman, Mohnish Bahl.
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Director Ashutosh Gowariker holds mastery in making history on film screen. This time too, according to his greatness, he has brought that third battle of Panipat from history in the form of Panipat, in which Shaurya, Jambaji, love, sacrifice is everything. The Third Battle of Panipat holds a very important place in history for the Maratha and Mughal Empire. Ashutosh Gowariker has done his best to give justice to that chapter with Cinematic Liberty.
As a director, Ashutosh Gowariker has chosen a complex chapter of history where it was common for power to be drenched on the back. Along with the internal politics of the Peshwa Shahi, Ashutosh has also depicted the valor of the heroes who along with the rulers of the country, along with the decrepit state of Delhi and the kings who stake the country’s security for their personal interests. Was martyred for Being a historical film.
Arjun Kapoor has worked hard for the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau. His hard work is reflected on the screen. As Parvati Bai, Kriti looks beautiful as well as engaged in converting. His and Arjun’s love story should have been given more dimensions. Sanjay Dutt has definitely played Durdant in his role, but his role did not prove to be as layered. Among the supporting cast, Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl, Suhasini Mule, Nawab Shah, Abhishek Nigam etc. have performed their roles properly. Zeenat Aman has not got much chance on screen.
The music of the film is very amazing, the choreography of the film is also colourful as well as gorgeous. The editing department could do a little more work. We probably still haven’t mastered the special effects that Hollywood has. Especially the warriors standing behind in the battle field are just standing and do not attack, it seems a bit strange but it can be ignored!