Thackeray movie Review
Director: Abhijit Pansee
Artists: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao, Sudhir Mishra
Movie Type : Biography /Action
Rating: 4/ 5
Not only Maharashtra, but Sanjay Raut, who is very close to the most popular, controversial and fire brand leader Balasaheb who changed the face of the politics of the country, has shown his gray aspects by making his biopic as 'Thackeray', but together it Efforts have also been made that his image should not be tarnished in the film. His controversial decisions like the rights of Bhumiputras of Maharashtra, ban on outsiders, their mistrust of democracy, support of Emergency, raising the slogan of Hindutva are kept in the story, but at the same time, they are constantly made heroes and justified their decisions. is. Many questions have been raised about the intention of making the film. Especially when the election is in the head, Balasaheb's fans would love to see him in the intended performance of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The film story begins in Lucknow court, where Balasaheb Thackeray and his organization are accused of demolishing the disputed structure of Ayodhya and spreading riots. The story travels from the court in the 1960s, where Thackeray is a cartoonist in the Free Press Journal, but has to quit his job because of his cartoons. Resigned from his job, he comes to see the film in Eros and realizes that despite being a Marathi , Marathi people are not given any share in jobs and employment, nor are they seen with respect. Just then, he gets the idea to organize Marathi Manoos, which later translates into Shiv Sena. The story of Balasaheb Thackeray's emergence and becoming a powerful leader has been narrated in the court with the ongoing litigation and events of the past. Publication of his mouthpiece Marmik, establishment of Shiv Sena, campaign to expel South Indian and Gujaratis from Maharashtra, join hands with Muslim League, raise the slogan of Hindutva, Maharashtra merger movement of Karwar Belgaum and Nipani, Emergency, Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi becoming Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena's domination, Janata Party's victory, demolition of controversial structure, Radhabai move , The story with many events such as the 1993 communal riots reaches the climax, where Bal Thackeray says, "I always put before the country, which is why I say Jai Hind before Jai Maharashtra.
Review: Director Abhijeet Panse takes him through his direction from the 1960s to 1993, where not only the politics of Mumbai and Maharashtra but also the common man was changing. It will be called the cleverness of Abhijeet's direction that he has shot parts of the film's past in black and white. It is nice to see Mumbai of the 60s-70s in the production design of Sadeep Ravade. The hard work of making the sets and atmosphere real is visible on the screen. Had the screenplays of the film been tighter, the story could have been sharper. The casting of the political leaders and the people of that era is strong, be it Indira Gandhi or Sharad Pawar or Dada Kondke. There were reports of dialogues like 'Hatao Lungi, Bajao Pungi' being censored in the film, but those dialogues are in the film. In the film, Balasaheb's famous dialogues are kept intact, which reinforce the story.
Talking about acting, Nawazuddin Siddiqui once again proved Thackeray's character alive on screen, that he is capable of dying in all kinds of roles, yes his nose is much thicker in prosthetic makeup, otherwise he Has lived his role all the way. Whether it is the way of walking, speaking or standing or giving a speech. Amrita Rao is cute in the role of Meena Tai, but her role in the film is not deeply depicted. The collaborative cast suits the subject. The music of Rohan and Sandeep Shirodkar is average. Had the musical side been stronger, the film could have been more impressive.