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Panipat (2019) PANIPAT is the story of one of the most important chapters of history. The year is 1760. The Marathas under Sadashivrao Bhau (Arjun Kapoor) finally annexe the Udgiri Fort in present-day southern Maharashtra and thereby finish the Nizamshahi rule for good. The Marathas have now occupied most of India. Nana Saheb Peshwa (Mohnish Bahl) is very happy with the developments and especially with Sadashiv. Nana Saheb's wife Gopika Bai (Padmini Kolhapure) however feels insecure with her hubby’s fondness for Sadashiv. At her insistence, Sadashiv is given the responsibility of handling the treasury. Sadashiv is shocked at this development as he has always been a warrior. Nevertheless he accepts this change of duty. He also gets to spend time with Parvati Bai (Kriti Sanon), a physician. Both fall in love and get married. Meanwhile, while checking the finances, Sadashiv realises that the kingdoms up North are not paying the dues to the Marathas, as they had promised. A message is then sent to all these kings, including Mughal empeor Alamgir II (S M Zaheer). Najib-Ud-Daula (Mantra) is a part of the Mughal court and he’s asked to leave. He’s so frustrated with the high handedness of the Marathas that he decides to defeat them once and for all. To do so, he knocks on the doors of Ahmed Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt), the Afghan ruler of Kandahar. At first, Abdali declines since he realises that Najib-Ud-Daula is seeking his help for his selfish gains. But then he also realises that if he manages to capture a large part of India, it would add to his prowess. Hence he sets off to India. The Marathas find out about Abdali's plans and that he is approaching with 1 lakh soldiers. Sadashiv however feels that despite having lesser number of soldiers, the Marathas can still defeat Abdali. Nana Saheb gives Sadashiv the responsibility of going up North to stop Abdali with 40,000 soldiers. On the way, Sadashiv seeks help from various kingdoms and forges alliances. Most of them agree to be on his side and provide armymen. Shuja-Ud-Daula (Kunal R Kapoor) is the Wazir of Awadh and Sadashiv asks for his help as well. In return, he agrees to make him the Wazir of Delhi once Abdali is defeated. Shuja-Ud-Daula asks for this agreement in writing. The Marathas agree to do so and said that they’ll return in a few days with the written assurance. In the interim, Abdali’s men meet Shuja-Ud-Daula. They too make the same offer that he’ll be made Delhi’s Wazir and what’s more, they get the written agreement with them. Shuja-Ud-Daula hence joins Abdali. This serves a blow for Sadashiv since Shuja-Ud-Daula’s alliance would have helped him immensely. Nevertheless, he agrees to fight, come what may. What happens next forms the rest of the film.  .
Koimoi.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

All said and done, Panipat delivers what it promises and does full justice to it. An accurate representation of historic events maintaining the balance well along with being entertaining. Kriti Sanon is a show-stealer!.

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

With an excruciatingly slow pace, Panipat is above average at best. But we are unsatiated. Ashutosh Gowariker needs to go back to drawing board take inspiration from his own films like Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar. Because Pani(pat) sar ke upar ja raha hai..

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Indiatoday.in  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

In Panipat, Abdali is shown crumbling under pressure, his legs trembling in fear of these glorious warriors making music with their swords, his troop fleeing only for him to drag them back, slice a few heads to both satiate his own bloodthirst as well as .

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Rediff.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

Panipat has all the meat for a political drama meets war movie. But in Gowariker's failure to process its complexity, the material never rises beyond a mediocre hurray to the Maratha manoos..

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Filmfare.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

Watch the film for its opulence, it's well-choreographed fight scenes, as well as a colourful lesson in history. It might not be all accurate and yet gives you a sense of place and time...

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Pinkvilla.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

Panipat is for people who skipped the pages of history and never realised the enormity of the Maratha empire. It is not a war film. War is just a part of the story. Ashutosh, Arjun and Kriti’s Panipat is about how mighty empires were built and sustained.

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Filmibeat.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

Mor ka Takht aur yeh Kohinoor badi mashakkat se paaya jaata hai... chhinne se nahi milta," thunders Sanjay Dutt's Ahmad Shah Abdali to his assailant in the film. While Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama may not shine bright as the kohinoor, the directo.

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Indianexpress.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

When you revisit history and recant it in positions palatable to current appetites, and you want it to go down smooth, you need large doses of visual flair and imagination, not sad tracts of CGI. Where is Sanjay Leela Bhansali when you need him?.

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News18.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

However, the lion’s share of attention is reserved for Arjun Kapoor as Sadashiv Rao and Kriti Sanon as Parvati Bai. The young stars despite their sincere performances fall short of expectations. Unlike his contemporary Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, the p.

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Bollywoodhungama.com  (Dec 06, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

On the whole, PANIPAT throws light on an important chapter of Indian history with the battle scenes as its USP. At the box office, it will need a strong word of mouth since it faces competition in the form of PATI PATNI AUR WOH..

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