The film is based on the third battle of Panipat which took place on the 14 of January in 1761 between the Marathas and the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.


Ashutosh Gowariker


Ranjeet Bahadur (story and screenplay), Ashok Chakradhar (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arjun Kapoor ... Sadashiv Rao Bhau
Sanjay Dutt ... Ahmad Shah Abdali
Kriti Sanon ... Parvati Bai
Mohnish Bahl ... Nana Saheb (Balaji Baji Rao)
Padmini Kolhapure ... Gopika Bai
Suhasini Mulay ... Radha Bai
Zeenat Aman ... Sakina Begum
Sahil Salathia ... Shamsher Bahadur
Mantra Mugdh ... Najib-ud-Daula (as Mantra)
Nawab Shah ... Ibrahim Khan Gardi
Vinita J. ... Mehram Bai (as Vinita Joshi)
Ravindra Mahajani ... Malhar Rao Holkar
Kunal Kapoor ... Shuja-ud-Daula
Gashmeer Mahajani ... Jankoji Shinde
Archana Nipankar ... Anandi Bai


The film is based on the third battle of Panipat which took place on the 14 of January in 1761 between the Marathas and the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.

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Action | Drama | History | War


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Did You Know?


Sanjay Dutt was asked by Ashutosh Gowariker why he hadn't done a period film in his career. He answered that nobody had offered him such a role. Ashutosh Gowariker told him that he would like to cast him in his upcoming period film Panipat. See more »


Sadhashivrao Bau was not the diplomat he is shown to be. He was arrogant and often disregarded the good advise of others around him. He bogged himself down with close to 1 lakh civilians who literally ate out all the reserve supplies. He made enemies in several places through his highhandedness in dealings. He foolishly (some might say bravely) left his post when he could have won the battle by staying on his elephant. The army needed their leader more than Vishwasrao and not seeing him in place they panicked and ran helter skelter. This was another reason for the defeat of the Marathas in Panipat. See more »


Parvati BaiSadashiv Rao Bhau: Is not politics also war? In politics, daggers strike you in your back. Not in war.
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Alternate Versions

Before the theatrical release in India, the film received cuts in order to receive a U/A classification. These included muting/replacing of profanity and some dialogues, deletion of extreme violence and modification/addition of some disclaimers. See more »

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Bland acting
7 December 2019 | by loki_monSee all my reviews

I will never understand how Arjun Kapoor gets movies... He can destroy a movie single-handedly with his boring expressions. Totally miscast.

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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (India) See more »

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Panipat See more »


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$295,624, 8 December 2019

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