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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Movie Review

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Rating: 4/5

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol and Sharad Kelkar

Director: Om Raut

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This historical period drama is based on the story of the battle to reclaim the hill fortress of Kondhana from the Mughal clutches.  The fortress is held by a Mughal commander, Udaybhan (Saif Ali Khan.) Maratha forces under the command of Tanhaji Malusare (Ajay Devgn,) who are directed by Chhatrapati Shivaji, attempt to claim the fortress to stop the Mughal invasion into Southern India.  It is a story of mind versus might.

Review:

While there are historical dramas like Jodhaa Akbar and Padmaavat which were blockbusters, debut director Om Raut left no stone unturned to give us a film like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which is a treat to watch.  It has rich visuals owing to top notch VFX and showcases the Maratha valor, which sends the audience into an emotional overdrive.

The action sequences are brilliantly choreographed and Ajay Devgn delivered an outstanding performance as Tanhaji Malusare.  Every fight is cleverly choreographed and well written. When coupled with the immersive visual effects, all the elements deliver action sequences which are larger than life.

Saif Ali Khan is spot on as the antagonist Udaybhan by portraying him as mean, menacing and unpleasant, proving himself as a versatile actor.  Kajol, who plays Tanhaji’s wife Savitribai Malusare, is on point in playing the perfect wife who is with her husband in joy and in sorrow.

While the movie moves on at a good pace with song sequences melding into a moving plotline, there are instances where some scenes and dialogues seem to be dragged out.  However, they can be easily overlooked in comparison to the rest of the film.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a movie which will keep you on the edge with climatic action scenes that lead to heroic instances at every interval.  The film will especially evoke a sense of euphoria, particularly amongst the Marathi audience, in scenes where Chhatrapati Shivaji is revered.

Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan’s portrayal as the good hero and evil villian, Om Raut’s vision and the spectacular VFX all come together seamlessly to provide a brilliant entertainer for the audience.

 

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Kangana Ranaut’s Take On Indira Jaising Seeking Pardon For Nirbhaya Rapists

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Kangana Ranaut is an excellent actress as well as a very vocal critic on issues concerning nationalism and politics.  The actress is all set to star in the movie Panga, which is scheduled to be released on January 24th.  During a promotional event for the movie, Kangana Ranaut once again gave a piece of her mind and this time, about senior advocate Indira Jaising.

Indira Jaising was recently in the news when she urged Asha Devi, the mother of Nirbhaya, to pardon the rapists who were convicted in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case.  The convicts were handed out capital punishment and are scheduled to be hanged at Tihar Jail on February 1st. Indira Jaising, who is a noted human rights activist, took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the issue by citing the example of Nalini, who was a convicted assasin in Rajiv Gandhi’s murder and was forgiven by Sonia Gandhi, the wife of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.  Indira Jaising’s tweet did not sit well with the public, given the nature and brutality of the horrific rape which shocked the collective consciousness of the entire Nation.

 

Kangana Ranaut lashed out at Indira Jaising and said she (Indira Jaising) should be locked up with the rapists for four days in jail because she is sympathetic towards them.  Kangana also went on to say women like Indira Jaising give birth to monsters like them (the rapists.)

 

These comments, however, did not sit well with co star Richa Chadha, to whom Indira Jaising is a role model.  Richa Chadha last appeared as a lawyer in the movie Section 375, which was about an alleged rape of a costume designer by a movie’s director.

Indira Jaising is yet to respond to Kangana Ranaut’s latest comments about the Nirbhaya issue and her tweet.

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Amitabh Bachchan Shares Release Dates Of His Upcoming Films

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Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood veteran and is probably one of the biggest stars in the industry right now as his career inspired two generations of actors till now.  The actor shows no signs of stopping in spite of his old age.

In a tweet the actor put out early in the morning, Amitabh Bachchan disclosed the release dates of his upcoming films.  The actor will be seen in the movies Gulabo Sitabo, Jhund and Chehre.

 

Amitabh Bachchan will star alongside Ayushmann Khurrana in the movie Gulabo Sitabo.  In Jhund, Amitabh Bachchan stars as Vijay Barse, who began an organisation called Slum Soccer for the upliftment of the lives of underprivileged children.  Chehre is a mystery thriller which will feature the actor alongside Emraan Hashmi.

The teaser of Jhund was released yesterday on social media by Amitabh Bachchan.

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Jhund Teaser Released

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Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to star in the movie Jhund, released the movie’s first look poster on his official Twitter handle yesterday and mentioned the release date would be confirmed today.

The actor once again put out a new tweet, which contains the teaser of the film and the release date.  The movie is set to be released on May 8th, 2020. The teaser shows a group of kids marching towards Amitabh Bachchan, holding bricks, lathis and chains and ends with the date of release of the movie.

 

Jhund is directed by Nagaraj Manjule and is based on the life of Vijay Barse and his organisation Slum Soccer.  This organisation aims to uplift the lives of underprivileged kids from slums by organizing football matches.

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Ajay Devgn Begins Shooting For Rajamouli’s RRR

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Ajay Devgn, who acted in the recently released film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, is all set to join the cast of S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR and begin his shooting schedule.  This movie also stars Jr. NTR and Ram Charan in the leading roles.

RRR is a fictional tale about Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, whose roles will be played by Ram Charan and Jr. NTR respectively.  The movie also stars Alia Bhatt.

The official Twitter handle of the movie announced the arrival of Ajay Devgn to begin his shooting schedule by saying, “All of us are super charged and ecstatic to kickstart our schedule with @AjayDevgn ji today.. Welcome sir! (sic.)”

 

Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is still running in theaters and became a runaway success.  It crossed the Rs. 150 crore mark and is in its second week of screening.

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Amitabh Bachchan Releases First Poster Of Jhund

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Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is all set to star in his next movie, Jhund, which is directed by Nagraj Manjule.  Jhund is based on the life of Vijay Barse, who was the founder of the organization Slum Soccer.  The organization, based out of Nagpur, aims to uplift the lives of underprivileged children in slums by organizing soccer matches.

Amitabh Bachchan will portray the role of Vijay Barse.  The actor took to his official Twitter handle to announce the release of the first poster of the film Jhund.


 

Amitabh Bachchan also mentioned on his Twitter account the release date of Jhund will be revealed tomorrow.  The actor was recently in the news for winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema.

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