Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review

Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review

Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review
Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior Movie Review
There have been many such people in the history of India who have served their state with great loyalty and valor. In different parts of the country, their stories are heard with great respect in the public, but they could not find any special place in history. Many are only mildly mentioned, many are anonymous. Maratha Subedar Tanaji Malusare is one such warrior. There is very little mention of them in history. How much Tanaji has got in the regional history of Maharashtra is not known, but people in north India know little or no about him. But the kind of affection and respect that his Balamitra and Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj had for Tanaji’s loyalty and valor can be gauged by this – when Tanaji was killed in the battle to reclaim the kondana fort, Shivaji Maharaj had said- ‘Garh aaya hai, but lion is gone.’ It is said that Shivaji changed the name of Kondana after that to Sinhagad.

chhatrapati shivaji (Sharad Kelkar) had greatly expanded his rule in the South due to his diplomacy, tactics and guerrilla warfare. His checkup with the Mughals continued. Meanwhile, Aurangzeb (Luke Kenny) planned to further strengthen his empire in the south. He sent a large army southward. Chhtrapati Shivaji had to compromise with the Mughals and give them 23 of their forts, including Kondana. At that time Shivaji’s mother Rajmata Jijabai (Padmavati Rai) pledged that she would remain barefoot until Kondana came back to the Marathas again. Four years later, the Marathas gather their power and prepare to capture Kondana again. Aurangzeb sends Udaybhan Singh Rathore (Saif Ali Khan) as the fortress of Kondana. Shivaji plans to lead this campaign himself. His advisor refuses to do so and recommends sending someone he trusts. subedar tanaji malusare (Ajay Devgan) has won many battles. But Shivaji Maharaj does not want to send him on this expedition, as he and his wife Parvati (Kajol) are busy with their son’s wedding preparations. Tanaji realizes this, and he forces Shivaji to allow Tanaji to lead Kondana’s campaign. For him, more important than personal life is Swaraj and the saffron flag. Tanaji vows that he will kill Udayabhan and put shoes on Rajmata’s feet. But he is betrayed and Udaybhan discovers his plan…

There is no doubt in Tanaji’s historicity, but little information is available about him in history. To make a two-and-a-half-hour film on him would certainly have to work very hard. What is the percentage of historical events in the film and how much imagination, it is difficult to say. Anyway, when a historical film is made, creative leeway is taken in it. And this is fine, too, unless the flag of history is blown off in the name of creative leeway. Looking at Tanaji, it seems that there is not much talk about it in the name of cinematic relaxation. The script has been worked on. The director and his team have been successful in creating Chhtrapati Shivaji’s time and atmosphere. The dialogues have power and are about to leave an impact in the minds of the audience. However, repeated mention of saffron and swaraj may strike some people. Om Raut’s direction is very good. He has coined all the characters including Tanaji very well. Some such that many characters make their impact despite getting less screen time. Such as Tanaji’s wife Parvati and Rajmata Jijabai. However, Udayabhan’s character is a bit more dramatic and there is no mention of Chhtrapati Shivaji’s Guru Samarth Ramdas Swamy in the film. Tanaji and Parvati’s love is also shown effectively in short scenes.
The film’s visual effects, graphics (VFX) are superb and action first class. It is fun to see. It will be more fun to watch the film in 3-D. When the spears and arrows are moving, the neck automatically turns to the right and left. The music of the film is filled with Veer Ras. The songs ‘Shankara Re Shankara‘ and ‘Maa Bhavani’ create excitement. Cinematography is good. The climax of the film evokes a feeling of pride and also emotional. Ajay Devgan’s work in Tanaji’s character is excellent. Though he appears ‘Singham’ somewhere, but overall he has given life to this character. Saif Ali Khan’s work as a villain is superb. He has instilled arrogance and cruelty in his character. Kajol’s role is small, but in this small role she leaves a big impact. Sharad Kelkar has been as effective as Shivaji, except for the inconsistency of stature and saddle. Padmavati Rao also influences. Neha Sharma’s work as Prince Kamala Devi is also fine. The work of Luke Kenny and the rest of the cast is also good. The casting of this film is very good.

The film tries to bring a page of history buried in the dust of time and bring it to the fore. It is a well-made film, which inspires.

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