TANHAJI THE UNSUNG WARRIOR
Tanhaji is an upcoming film starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan in prominent roles. The much-anticipated film is based on the life of a Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. He was a military leader in the army of the Maratha Empire, led by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Set in the seventeenth century, Tanhaji showcases Ajay as Subedar Tanhaji Malusare, Saif as Udaybhan Rathod and Kajol will portray Savitri Malusare. The upcoming film is Devgn’s 100th in Bollywood, while he and his wife Kajol are sharing screen space after almost one decade. Their last release, Toonpur Ka Super Hero, was a live-action animated action-comedy that hit the marquee in 2010.
The film also includes popular Marathi actors in the cast, such as Sharad Kelkar (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj), Devdatta Nage (Suryaji Malusare), and Shashank Shende (Shelar Mama). Raut has had his share of Marathi fame when his directorial in 2015 fetched him the Filmfare Award for Best Debutant.
Recently released Marathi teaser stirred up a storm on social media and just a day ahead of the trailer release, the makers unveiled a teaser of the film which is set to release in the Marathi language, setting the buzz around the film touch the sky. The trailer is out now and it is fair to say that Ajay Devgn has left us truly impressed.
‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ will have a wide release in 3D format. It is being produced by Ajay with Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar. The movie is set to release in the Marathi language in theatres across Maharashtra on 10 January 2020.
Tanhaji’s story and screenplay are done by Om Raut, who is also the director of this movie. It is produced jointly under the production banner of Ajay Devgn FFilms and T-Series. Ajay Devgn, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar are producing the movie. Prakash Kapadia has assisted Om Raut in writing the story and screenplay along with dialogues. Keiko Nakahara has done the Cinematography and the movie is edited by Dharmendra Sharma. The film’s movie is composed by Ajay and Atul Gogavale, Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur and Mehul Vyas with lyrics written by Swanand Kirkire and Anil Verma. Vocal for the song “Shankara Re Shankara” is given by Mehul Vyas who was also written this song. “Maay Bhavani” is sang Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghosal. “Ghamand Kar” is sung by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur.
TANHA JI MOVIE TRAILER
Production cost of ‘Tanhaji’ is whopping 150 crores INR with additional Prints and Advertisement cost of 20 crores INR and Landing Cost of 120 crores INR approx.
A petition has been filed against the film by the group Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Koli Rajput Sangh before the Delhi High Court claiming the film’s director Om Raut has concealed the true lineage of the warrior Tanaji Malusare in the movie The petitioner society comprises members of the Kshatriya Koli community who have strongly object to the film, which they say misrepresents the lineage of the great Tanhaji Malusare, who has been purportedly shown as belonging to the Maratha community while according to the petitioners he is a Koli Maratha. The petitioner has appealed to the court to issue an appropriate direction to the Central Board of Film Certification not to give the film a certificate for the release unless the director of the film Om Raut shows the true lineage of Tanhaji.