Panipat - The Great Betrayal

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, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Saibal ChatterjeeNDTV
    Falsification isn't the film's worst aberration... Panipat is anything but engaging.
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    Stutee GhoshThe Quint
    Panipat: The Great Betrayal as it's called - feels like one too without the requisite emotional playoff or enough visually arresting scenes. In the end, it's all reduced to a boring history lecture that lasts almost 3 hours.
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    Musanna AhmedFilm Inquiry
    What could've been a worthy historical epic with all the visual ingredients and an interesting historical foundation in place is ultimately just a tired expression of Bollywood nationalism, with bad acting to boot.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaScroll.in
    This is an interesting chapter of history to revisit, because the winners were not the real heroes of the Third Battle of Panipat.
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    Kumar ShyamThe National (UAE)
    If you keep the history books aside and ignore his flaws, the depiction of the undisputed valour of Marathas such as him is brought up nicely in Panipat.
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    Namrata JoshiThe Hindu
    Gowariker may have taken liberties with history, but doesn't play around with the form. He sticks to the tried and tested, the long and langourous and old-fashioned. However, he is unable to achieve the epic sweep...
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    Sucharita TyagiFilm Companion
    None of this bloodshed would have happened had these men just checked their egos...the political might, which becomes the flavour of this film, makes the storytelling easy to consume.
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    Prathyush ParasuramanFilm Companion
    Ashutosh Gowarikar's film on the Third Battle of Panipat is needlessly elaborate, surprisingly progressive, but largely trite...
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    The screenplay is essentially a check-list of events that are being ticked off...
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    Devesh SharmaFilmfare
    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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