After dropping the film’s first song Mard Maratha on music streaming apps, the makers of the upcoming historical period drama Panipat have finally released the video of the song. As the title suggests this Maratha anthem is all about Maratha pride and bravery.
Crooned by Ajay – Atul , Sudesh Bhosle, Kunal Ganjawala, Swapnil Bandodkar, Padmanabh Gaikwad,and Priyanka Barve; the song is composed by Ajay – Atul.
Penned by Javed Akhtar, the song goes by the lyrics, “Bol Utha Yeh Jag Saara Jai Mard Maratha Re” and features the bravehearts of the Maratha empire – Sadashiv Rao (Arjun Kapoor), Nana Saheb Peshwa (Mohnish Bahl), Vishwas Rao (Abhishek Nigam) and Shamsher Bahadur (Sahil Salathia).
Padmini Kolhapure as Gopika Bai and Kriti Sanon as Parvati Bai also appear in the song with the latter declaring that she will not think twice in getting rid of her bangles and picking up a sword to fight alongside the men in the battlefield.
Actor Arjun Kapoor shared the song on his social media account and wrote, “Pride in their hearts and strength in their will! 💪 #MardMaratha song out now!”
Pride in their hearts and strength in their will! 💪 #MardMaratha song out now! https://t.co/EXMmHgNdTn
@duttsanjay @kritisanon @AshGowariker @Javedakhtarjadu @AjayAtulOnline #SudeshBhosle #KunalGanjawala @barvepriyanka
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) November 13, 2019
Choreographed by Raju Khan, the song was reportedly shot across 13 days, at regal life-size set of Shaniwar Wada in Karjat and used 1300 dancers.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus period drama is based on the Third Battle of Panipat that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat between a northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.
The Maratha warriors were defeated in the battle which is considered as one of the largest and most eventful fought battles in the 18th century. Abdali was supported by two Indian allies— the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
The film features Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles while Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl and Zeenat Aman also appear in pivotal roles. Sanjay Dutt plays the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali while Kriti Sanon appears as Parvati Bai, wife of Sadashiv Rao Bhau played by Arjun Kapoor.
Produced by Sunita Gowariker under her banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company, Vision World, Panipat is slated to hit the cinema halls on 6 December this year.
Check out the song on YouTube below: