Prithviraj is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2020, considering it is based on the real life story of Maratha king Prithviraj Chauhan, a well known historical figure among Indian audiences. Akshay Kumar will be part of the lead cast, making this his third film of the year, after Sooryavanshi and Laxmmi Bomb. In case you are looking for the details of the film, here are Prithviraj release date, cast, crew, and every details you should know about.
Prithviraj release date / Prithviraj release date in India
Prithviraj release date in India is November 13, 2020, during the Hindu festival of Diwali this year. The makers of the film will look to capitalise on the week-long festivities of Diwali in 2020, with an inspiring story of Hindu leader Prithviraj Chauhan.
The film was first announced in September 2019, on the occasion of lead actor Akshay Kumar's birthday. Prithviraj principal photography began on November 15, 2020, however there is currently no update on the end of the final shoot.
Prithviraj cast was first announced last year, with Akshay Kumar playing the titular role of Prithviraj Chauhan and Miss World Manushi Chillar as Sanyogita/Sanyukta, one of the three wives of Prithviraj.
Manav Vij will be playing the role of Muhammed Ghori, a Muslim ruler credited with the establishment of Muslim rule in the Indian subcontinent in the 1100s. Further, Ashutosh Rana is expected to play the role of Jayachandra, an Indian king from the Gahadavala dynasty. Jayachandra is the father of Sanyukta.
Prithviraj story / Prithviraj plot
Prithviraj story is based on real life events of Maratha king Prithviraj Chauhan, more specifically the early military successes of the king in the Indian subcontinent, and subsequent clashes with Muhammed Ghori, ruler of the Muslim Ghurid dynasty.
In line with movies like Padmaavat and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, the film is expected to depict the dynamic rise of the Maratha kings in contrast with the ruthless Muslim rules of the medieval age.
As per reports online, the movie will also show the marriage of Prithviraj Chauhan to Sanyukta, daughter of king Jayachandra. Prithviraj is expected to highlight the pinnacle of Marathi rule in India.
Prithviraj First Look
Prithviraj First Look is not a movie still, but one from the sets of the film. Here, we see the lead cast and crew of Prithviraj performing a Hawan before the proposed shoot schedule of the film.
In the first look video, we see actors Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar, alongside director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi and producer Aditya Chopra's wife, Rani Mukherjee. This movie marks Chillar's debut in the Hindi film industry.
Update: The lead actress, Manushi Chillar, who is making her debut with Prithviraj, recently shared her look from the movie. While in a silhouette, it does reveal certain elements like long braided hair and a traditional Indian attire.
Prithviraj crew includes director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi who has also been given the writing credits for the upcoming Bollywood film. The movie has been produced by Aditya Chopra, Bharat Rawail, and Sanjay Shivalkar.
Prithviraj cinematography is by Santhosh Thundiyil, Mustafa Stationwala is responsible for Production Design, Art Direction by Dnyandeo Indulkar, and Aniket Mitra as the Storyboard and Concept Artist.
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