Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review
Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review – Story of Tanhaji’s bravery adorned with tremendous action and great acting
The story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s close friend and heroic Maratha chieftain Tanhaji Malusare is a gallant saga. Tanhaji’s father assigns the responsibility of Swaraj’s dream before death to the strong hands of Tanhaji and says- “People leave their will, I am leaving my debt, freedom of soil.” Considered to be the right hand of Shivaji Maharaj and the sword of trust, this story of Tanhaji presents patriotism, passion, and valor in the best way.
Swaraj is the dream of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (Sharad Kelkar), who lives in the heart of every Maratha. The story of the film is a story of the war between the Marathas and the Mughals. The Mughal Sultanate under Aurangzeb was becoming more powerful day by day. Many Rajput kings met him.
Now Aurangzeb wants to grow his empire. The Mughals fraudulently capture 23 forts of the Marathas, one of which is the fort of Kondhana. The news reaches Shivaji Maharaj that Kondhana will be the center of Mughal in South India, just as Delhi is the center of North India.
And for this attack, Aurangzeb sends his loyal Udayabhan Rathore (Saif Ali Khan) towards Kondhana. Shivaji Maharaj now wants to stop Udaybhan somehow. Here Subedar Tanhaji (Ajay Devgan) is busy with his son’s wedding and Shivaji Maharaj does not want to disturb his happiness.
But as soon as Tanhaji gets the news of the attack, he decides to leave the son’s marriage and pay the debt. Now how Tanaji saves Kondhana’s fortress from Udaybhan’s huge army and waving saffron on it, with this the story moves forward.
Ajay Devgan has played a lot in the character of Subedar Tanhaji Malusare. Acting in the first half looks somewhat staggering, but Ajay Devgan looks fantastic in the second half of the film. In one scene, the relationship between Tanhaji and Shivaji Maharaj is compared to the friendship of Krishna-Sudama.
The dialogue between the two will fill you with sensations. The spirit of valor, honor, and patriotism is very much reflected in the gesture of Ajay Devgan. Sharad Kelkar has fully settled into the character of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He is very precise and honest. Savitribai Malusare has become Kajol, who has made emotional scenes in her name.
At the same time, the people who are standing tall in front of Tanhaji are Saif Ali Khan in the role of Udaybhan Rathod, who does a remarkable job. Even after getting close to death in Climax, the cruel laugh on Udaybhan’s face will make you hate the character. As co-stars, Luke Kenny, Jagapathi Babu, Neha Sharma have done justice to their characters.
Om Raut has taken a page from history, which not many people have read or heard. Hence, he has taken a lot of creative freedom in the film. But the good thing is that he did not allow the film to go beyond the story of Tanhaji. The screenplay of the film is strong, which also has an impact on directing.
The director gave every character a chance to fully emerge. Be it the dialogues between Tanhaji and Shivaji Maharaj, or those of Tanhaji and Savitri .. every relationship has emerged well. At the same time, the film reaches a different height as it goes to Climax. The action scene filmed between Tanhaji and Udaybhan Rathore is excellent.
The film is made in 3D, obviously, even a small mistake about VFX could be overshadowed. But it has become the strong side of the film. From which this story of Shaurya emerges even more. Technically, the film does a good job. The choreography of the action sequences has been tremendous, which impresses in 3D.
Keiko Nakahara’s cinematography is excellent, while the tight editing of Dharmendra Sharma has strengthened the film. Especially would like to compliment the film’s background score given by Sandeep Shirodkar, which gives a different height to each scene.
The music of the film is given by Ajay-Atul, Sachet-Tradition and Mehul Vyas. While the songs are written by Swanand Kirkire and Anil Verma. There are four songs in the film, which carry the story forward. The film’s music is above average. Boasting and mother Bhavani resonate in the ears for a long time.
See or not see
Movies made in history are like a lesson. Many warriors lost their lives in the fight to keep external forces out of the soil of India. With the film Tanhaji, director Om Raut takes you to the pages of history where some brave warriors were left anonymous.
Tanhaji Malusare was a close friend and heroic Maratha chieftain of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The film is a story of heroism, truth, and patriotism of Tanhaji. Which must be seen. 3.5 stars to the film from Filmbeat.