Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a Visual treat. Bollywood Movie Review.

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    “The evergreen trio shines loud as Tanhaji is all set to break records”

    Initial words

    Om Raut the best known critical commercial Indian movie director is back with a historical period drama “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”.  With this, he takes his audiences back to the prehistorical period of the 17th century during the rule of the Marathas and the Mughals. The historical drama would set the spines high of the Marathas watching the movie as it shows how their shrines, including Tanhaji the leader in Shivaji’s military and Shivaji, secured freedom for the Marathas from the hands of ruthless Mughals.


    The film is set in the late 17th century during the reign of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, as he declares Kondhana as a Mughal fortress trying to seize southern India. The great Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja defends southern India by sending his military leader Tanhaji to defend Kondhana. The battle of Sinhagad is portrayed in a virtual synchronized form throughout the film to showcase how the Marathas were able to defend southern India by fighting off the Mughal forces led by Uday Bhan.


    The main lead of Tanhaji is played by Ajay Devgan alongside Saif Ali Khan playing the evil as Uday Bhan. The film also portrays the evergreen actress Kajol playing the wife of Tanhaji as Savitribai beside Sharad Kelkar portraying Shivaji Maharaja and Luke Kenny portraying the role of Aurangzeb. The film has got a strong and experienced cast giving its best performance that bring shivers in the hearts of their audiences. Tanhaji 3D assures taking the audience back on the journey symbolizing the fiercest battle of the 17th century.


    The music track of the film raises for almost a total of 16 minutes comprising of a total of four commercial song tracks.  “Shankara Re Shankara” is a beautifully sung commercial track by Mehul Vyas and it follows with another commercial track “Maa Bhavani” centred on the religious worship of the Marathas sung by the evergreen duo Ajay-Atul. Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur have sung “Ghamand Kar” a track solely based on raising shivers in the hearts of the Maratha audiences acclaiming their bravery and fierce through decades and the last but not the least “Tinak- Tinak” sung by Harshdeep Kaur.

    Critical appreciation

    After Om Raut claiming the best debut director for “Lokmanya Ek Yug Purush” he is on the run to set another mind flattering record for “Tanhaji: the unsung hero”. The prehistorical drama has got to itself all that is required to rise a hype in the box office and the things we really loved about the film are its VFX, screenplay and the predominant acting skills of the evergreen cast. The only thing that we did not like about the film is the implementation of too many commercial songs in a prehistoric drama.

    Final verdict for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior 

    The film has got to itself all that is required and the film remains not only a must-watch for the Maratha audiences but also a roller coaster ride for appetites of all genres. While Saif Ali Khan has surely played the negative role to perfection and constantly evokes a sense of fear and fierce in the audience, Ajay Devgn outshines his previous best and truly delivers a must-watch performance on the silver screen.

    Rating 4/5    

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