We have all heard the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj since childhood, but there will hardly be any public to his friends and relatives who join the battle of Swaraj with him.
One such friend of Shivaji was Tanaji Malusare. Tanaji was considered to be Shivaji’s right hand and he fought big battles.
The film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is the story of the brave warrior Tanaji malusare, who put his full strength to fulfill Swaraj’s dream.
Chhatrapati Shivaji (Sharad Kelkar) had greatly expanded his rule in the South due to his diplomacy, rannity and guerrilla warfare.
His checkup with the Mughals continued. Meanwhile, Aurangzeb (Luke Kenny) planned to further strengthen his empire in the south.
He sent a large army southward. Shivaji had to compromise with the Mughals and give them 23 of their forts, including Kondana.
At that time Shivaji’s mother Rajmata Jijabai (Padmavati Rai) vowed, that she would remain barefoot until Kondana again came to the Marathas. Four years later, the Marathas gather their power and prepare to capture Kondana again.
Aurangzeb sends Udaybhan Singh Rathore (Saif Ali Khan) as the fortress of Kondana. Shivaji plans to lead this campaign himself. His advisor refuses to do so and recommends sending someone he trusts. Subedar Tanaji Malusare (Ajay Devgan) has won many battles.
But Shivaji Maharaj does not want to send him on this expedition, as he and his wife Parvati (Kajol) are busy preparing for their son’s wedding. Tanaji malusare learns this, and he forces Shivaji to allow Tanaji malusare to lead Kondana’s campaign.
For him, more important than personal life is Swaraj and the saffron flag. Tanaji vows that he will kill Udayabhan and put shoes on Rajmata’s feet. But he is betrayed and Udaybhan discovers his plan.
There is no doubt in Tanaji’s historicity, but little information is available about him in history. To make a two-and-a-half-hour film on him would certainly have to work very hard.
What is the percentage of historical events in the film and how much imagination, it is difficult to say. Anyway, when a historical film is made, creative leeway is taken in it.
And this is fine, too, unless the flag of history is blown off in the name of creative leeway.
Looking at Tanaji, it seems that there is not much talk about it in the name of cinematic relaxation. The script has been worked on.
The director and his team have been successful in creating Shivaji’s time and atmosphere. The dialogues have power and are about to leave an impact in the minds of the audience.
However, repeated mention of saffron and swaraj may strike some people.
Om Raut’s direction is very good. He has coined all the characters including Tanaji malusare very well.
Some such that many characters leave their mark despite receiving less screen time. Such as Tanaji’s wife Parvati and Rajmata Jijabai.
However, the role of Udaybhan is a bit more dramatic and there is no mention of Shivaji’s Guru Samarth Ramdas Swamy in the film. Tanaji and Parvati’s love is also shown effectively in short scenes.
The film’s visual effects, graphics (VFX) are superb and action first class. It is fun to see.
It will be more fun to watch the film in 3-D. When the spears and arrows are moving, the neck automatically turns to the right and left.
The music of the film is full of Veer Ras. The songs ‘Shankara Re Shankara’ and ‘Maa Bhavani’ create excitement.
Cinematography is good. The climax of the film evokes a feeling of pride and also emotional. Ajay Devgan’s work in Tanaji’s character is excellent. Although he appears ‘Singham’ somewhere, but overall he has given life to this character.
Saif Ali Khan’s work as a villain is superb. He has instilled arrogance and cruelty in his character.
Kajol’s role is small, but in this small role she leaves a big impact. Sharad Kelkar has been as effective as Shivaji, if the inconsistency of stature and saddle is omitted. Padmavati Rao also influences. Neha Sharma’s work as Rajkumar Kamala Devi is also fine. The work of Luke Kenny and the rest of the cast is also good. The casting of this film is very good.
The film tries to bring a page of history buried in the dust of time and bring it to the fore. It is a well-made film, which inspires. The Budget of this movie is 150 crore.
CAST & CREW – Ajay Devgn, Saif ali khan, Kajol, Luke kenny
Director – Om Raut
Producer – Ajay Devgn, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Box Office Collection Day 12: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Saif Ali Khan’s film ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ 12th The day has also created a boom at the box office. In the second week too, there has been no decline in the spectacular earnings of ‘Tanhaji’, on the contrary, the film is performing strong daily.