Panipat, the film directed by Oscar-nominated Ashutosh Gowariker, stars Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. The film retells the story of the third battle of Panipat which leads to a large scale Maratha loss.
The film released on Friday alongside Kartik Aryan's Pati, Patni Aur Woh. The film did collections of Rs. 4.10 crores on Friday. The film picked up some pace over the weekend. It collected Rs. 5.78 and Rs. 7.78 crores on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Bringing its total to a marginal RS. 17.78 crores. The film's original budget is close to around Rs. 100 crores. Considering its current record it will be lucky to make the money back.
While the film tells a famous story, the lackluster performance of its lead star Arjun Kapoor
is in one way the reason behind the film's collections. Just like his other films, Panipat is also a really long film, making Pati, Patni Aur Woh a much safer and easier watch.
The film did receive praise for Kriti Sanon
's performance. The coming few days will be the film's true test.