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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language biographical period action film starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol. Directed by Om Raut, the film is set in the 17th century and based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, who was the military leader of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. The film depicts Tanhaji’s attempts to recapture the Kondhana fortress once it passes on to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who transfers its control to his trusted guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore.
Principal photography commenced on 25 September 2018, and the film was theatrically released in 3D and conventional theatres in India on 10 January 2020. It received positive reviews from critics, who highlighted the action sequences, performances and visual effects but criticised the filmmakers of historical revisionism to pander to a right-wing Hindu nationalist political climate. As of 20 January 2020, Tanhaji has earned ₹233.15 crore (US$33 million) worldwide.
Tanhaji is based on the warrior Tanaji Malusare who fought for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Under his flag, Tanaji fought against the Mughals to take back the Kondana Fort. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior released alongside Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak.
Ajay Devgn, during a press interaction, spoke about starting a franchise on unsung warriors.
“With Tanhaji, we are starting a franchise on unsung warriors. This is the first film in that. We would like to make films about people who have been forgotten and have done so much for the country.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Cast
- Ajay Devgn as Tanaji Malusare
- Saif Ali Khan as Udaybhan Singh Rathore
- Kajol as Savitribai Malusare
- Sharad Kelkar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
- Luke Kenny as Aurangzeb
- Padmavati Rao as Rajmata Jijabai
- Shashank Shende as Shelaar Mama
- Devdatta Nage as Suryaji Malusare
- Neha Sharma as Kamla Devi
Tanhaji earned ₹15.10 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected ₹20.57 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹26.08 crore, taking total opening weekend collection to ₹61.75 crore.
As of 20 January 2020, with a gross of ₹209.07 crore in India and ₹24.08 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of ₹233.15 crore and have become first Highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2020.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Review
Recreating pages from history on the big screen is no easy feat but director Om Raut pulls off this job with a certain ease.Filmibeat
Om Raut’s Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol retells the story of a Maratha war-hero who changed the course of history.
Ajay Devgn’s TANHAJI THE UNSUNG WARRIOR is an entertaining paisavasool film that would be loved by the masses as well as classes.Bollywood Hungama
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior should have been as thrilling as its rousing climax.Firstpost
The Unsung Warrior Movie Review – Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan are in their elements. Kajol gives a great account of herself.NDTV
The Unsung Warrior ticks all the boxes a period drama needs. And watching it in 3D enhances the thrill of watching the action set-pieces and the locales at the display.Mid-Day