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'Panipat' trailer: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt narrate an important chapter of history

Posters of 'Panipat' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 05, 2019, 01.46 PM (IST)

Known for making big -budget historical sagas, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's latest film 'Panipat' narartes the historic battle between the Marathas and Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1761. 

The film's trailer was unveiled on Tuesday, and it gives a sneak peek into the epic battle that the Marathas fought against Abdali's army. According to the makers, the film narrates Maratha Empire's struggle to safeguard Hindostan from Afghan ruler and his army. The Commander-in-Chief of the Maratha army led a northern expedition in order to repel the invading forces of Ahmad Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt), the King of Afghanistan.

Arjun Kapoor plays Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau, the commander-in-chief who led an expedition in order to repel the invading forces while Kriti Sanon plays his wife Parvati Bai and Sanjay Dutt plays Ahmed Shah Abdali in the film.

The film also stars Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Behl and Suhasini Mulay in pivotal roles. 

Owing to the canvas of the film, it has been in the making for the past one year. The film is now slated to release on 6th December. 

Since the film is a period drama, one can't help but draw comparisons with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat'. 

In fact, at one point Sanon's character is seen telling Arjun Kapoor that Marathas are known to bring back Mastanis from the war to which Kapoor assures her his loyalty forever. 

The film is Gowariker's first film post 'Mohejodaro'which came out in 2016. While 'Mohejodaro' did not work at the box office, Gowarilker's other films including 'Lagaan' and 'Jodha Akbar' and 'Swades' earned well at the box office. Will 'Panipat'be able to create similar magic? Guess we will have to wait and watch.