Ashutosh Gowarikar has begun scouting for locations for his upcoming epic movie, Panipat. The movie stars Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon, and is going to release in 2019. As the title suggests, the movie is going to portray the event of the Panipat battle, against the Afganistani ruler, Ahmad Shah Abdali. The movie is going to be made on an epic scale, and is already set for December 6 2019 release. So, it looks like as the preparation is beginning, the shoot is also going to begin soon enough. The movie was announced with a gorgeous poster, which showed a hand clasping a sword, and the color red washed all across it.
The cast is impressive, and one hopes that Ashutosh is going to return with another good movie, as his last feature, Mohenjodaro, not only failed commercially, but was mocked by the audiences and critics alike. Ashutosh has made some of the best historical movies in India, including the Oscar nominated Lagaan, and the lavish Jodha Akbar. However, making historical epics in India has always been a difficult task because of the sentiments of the people are connected to the historical figures, and the story lines are dramatized in a way that is often melodramatic and inaccurate.
Ashutosh’s own Jodha Akbar was treated with country wide protests, and even banned, until they took the help from the authorities. Panipat is another ambitious project for the director, and it will surely be in news as the shooting begins and we get promotional stuff from the makers.
Pre-filming process starts… Ashutosh Gowariker scouts locations for filming of the new historical #Panipat… Stars Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon… 6 Dec 2019 release. pic.twitter.com/kLI8RI5SZY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 3, 2018