Genre: Action, Drama, History
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Manushi Chillar
Directed by: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Written by: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Samrat Prithviraj is a 2022 Indian Hindi language historical action drama film written and directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi. The star cast of this film includes Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood and Manushi Chillar. This film is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The story of this film is a cinematic version of the actual story of Prithviraj Raso by Chandar Vardai.
The background music of this film is composed by Sanchit Balhara, and Ankit Balhara while the songs are composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. The cinematography and editing is completed by Manush Nandan and Aarif Sheikh. The watchtime of this film is 135 minutes where Akshay Kumar will be seen in the lead as Samrat Prithviraj and Manushi Chillar as Sanyogita.
This film was theatrically released on 03rd June 2022 and now available to watch on Ott also. This film was not able to recover the production cost of 150 to 300 crore rupees. The box office collection of this film is somewhere around 85 crore rupees till date. That is the reason why the production team has decided to release this film on one of the largest ott channels, Amazon Prime Video.
The story of this film starts from 1992 when Prithviraj Chauhan is caught by Muhammad Ghori where he forces Prithiraj to fight with three lions. The fight ends with all three lions killed by Prithviraj and then he faints out due to the weakness.
Then the story of this film shifted to the time of a few years before in Kannauj. In Kannauj Jayachand’s daughter princess Sanjogita falls in love with Samrat Prithviraj who is ruling Ajmer.
Then Prithviraj is approached by Mir Hossain who was the brother of Ghori but a rift occurs between both of them because Hossain ran with Chitkralekha a dancer in Ghori’s kingdom. Prithviraj ensures Hossain that he will help him and takes him in his kingdom. This angers Ghori and he decides to attack Ajmer if Prithviraj does not send Hossain back to his kingdom. Ghori sends Qutb al-Din Aibak to Ajmer. Prithviraj rejects Ghori’s demand. As Aibak warns him, Prithviraj accepts the demand for a war. This results in the First Battle of Tarain where Prithviraj along with Kaka Kanha, Chand Bardai and his men are able to defeat Ghori ‘s army, but Mir Hossain is killed in the battle. Meanwhile, Ghori is captured by Prithviraj, but after a few days he is released.
Further what happened is the rest of the story of this film. This film shows history to us, one should give it a watch once for sure.