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Movie Review: Thackeray Movie Review | Thackeray movie review – Bollywood News in Hindi

Maharashtra is one of the most important states in India because of its rich history and culture and also because the state includes its financial capital Mumbai. After independence, some prominent leaders left their indelible mark on Indian politics and the most prominent among them was Balasaheb Thackeray. Balasaheb Thackeray was a politician who gathered millions of his followers to form a powerful political party, Shiv Sena. And in the trend of biopic films this week, a film based on the life of Balasaheb Thackeray has hit the theaters.

Thackeray depicts the story of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena. Bal Keshav Thackeray (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is the eldest son of social reformer Prabodhankar Thackeray and is married to Meenatai (Amrita Rao). The story begins in the late 50s when Bal is working in the Free Press Journal as a cartoonist in Mumbai. He feels cheated when he is subjected to a ban imposed on him by superiors for attacking some political figures. Because of this Baal resigns and starts his own political weekly Marmik. Bal realizes that South Indians are dominating businesses and offices in Mumbai and degrading Maharashtrians. And so through his cartoons and later through his speeches, he begins to inform the Marathis that he stands for their rights and will not allow any outsiders to encroach on their rights. His speech gave hope to Maharashtrians and they joined Bal in this fight. As his stature and popularity increased, he was addressed as Balasaheb. After this he formed his own political party named Shiv Sena in 1966. The party faced many ups and downs but slowly made its mark. However in the 80s, Balasaheb changes his agenda and becomes pro-Hindutva. The name of Shiv Sainiks comes in the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. After this there is a stir in the country. How Balasaheb goes through this crisis fearlessly and overcomes other challenges as well, it will be known after watching the rest of the film.

The story of Sanjay Raut is interesting and the idea of ​​making a film on such a strong political figure is fantastic in itself. He has focused on the most notable and even lesser known episodes of Balasaheb’s life (his meeting with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in this regard). Moreover, most of these aspects are controversial and these factors will surely attract the audience. Abhijit Panse’s screenplay is engaging and massively engaging. The film has been written in such a way that it can reach as many people as possible. Arvind Jagtap and Manoj Yadav’s dialogues are flamboyant and sharp. Balasaheb never twisted the words in his statement and speech and the dialogue writers do full justice in this regard.

Abhijit Panse’s direction is very good and his story keeps the audience glued to their seats from start to finish. Some scenes are so extraordinary that they will be greeted with claps and whistles. Also, in a rare instance, the first half of the film is almost entirely in black-and-white. It gives the film a nice feel and the film’s transition from black-and-white to straight color is quite creative. The film is 2.19 hours long, but it doesn’t seem long as there is a lot going on in the story. However, some people feel that some important people in Balasaheb’s life should have been given more screen time. This would have helped the audience to know more about him and his equation with the leader. Panse’s sudden jump into the story could have been overlooked. For example, Balasaheb was imprisoned after the Morarji Desai incident but after his release it was not explained why this happened. The film’s climax leaves you wanting more considering the mood and theme of the film, but it seems the makers are already planning a sequel to the latter part of Thackeray’s life.

Thackeray has a great start. Balasaheb’s entry in the Lucknow court is clapping and will be loved by the audience. The opening parts of the film are quite engaging and the way the makers have depicted the sad condition of Marathi speaking people through animation is amazing. It leaves an indelible impression. It is also impressive how Balasaheb resigned from the Free Press Journal in his own unique style. There are several scenes in the first half that are spectacular like Balasaheb helping a helpless landlord (Bachhan Pachehra) to get his land back, Morarji Desai’s (Rajesh Khera) land and Krishna Desai’s (Sanjay Narvekar) track. After the interval, the entertainment continues. Some of the scenes are too great like Balasaheb insisting on replacing Tere Mere Sapne with Dada Kondke’s Marathi film Songdya, Balasaheb meeting the then PM Indira Gandhi, Balasaheb offering Namaz to an old man at his house. Insisting on and Balasaheb to meet Dilip Vengsarkar and Javed Miandad. The film moves here and there along with the court room sequences and they are quite impressive too. The film concludes in the finale with the announcement of the sequel and an impactful self-talk, which adds to the impact of the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui oozes in every frame and delivers a stellar performance. He gets into the character completely and not only imitates Balasaheb’s mannerisms and body language but also tries his best to absorb him. This talented artist has given many great performances in his life and it will surely stand as one of his most accomplished performances. Amrita Rao looks lovely in her supporting role. Rajesh Khera is very good and leaves a huge impression. Sanjay Narvekar is fine. Prakash Belavadi (George Fernandes) looks good in the lone scene. At the same time, Nikhil Mahajan (Sharad Pawar) also suits his role. Other actors who deliver fine performances are Indira Gandhi, Prabodhankar Thackeray, Emmanuel Modak, prosecutor in court, Dilip Vengsarkar and Javed Miandad.

There is no scope for Rohan-Rohan’s music. ‘Saheb Tu Sarkar Tu’ is the only song from the film and is played in the end credits. Amar Mohile’s background score is quite lively and adds to the excitement. Sudip Chatterjee’s cinematography is top notch. PK Swain’s action is realistic. Sandeep Sharad Rawade’s production design is authentic and ensures that the bygone era is realistically depicted. Santosh Gawade’s costume is also worthy of appreciation. Kiran Kamble’s make-up and hairstyle and Pritishel Singh’s prosthetics are commendable. Ashish Mhare and Apoorva Motiwale Sahay’s editing is fine and it is wonderful to see that the various episodes of their lives are neatly intertwined. But in some scenes, it could have been better, especially in the second half.

Overall, Thackeray is a well made and well portrayed biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray, one of the most important political figures of Maharashtra and India. The target audience and centers in Maharashtra will surely accept this film with wide arms. However, this film is also the center of attraction for the pan India audience so this thing can definitely go in its favour.



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