Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior is an Indian Hindi-language biographical action film of 2020. It is directed by Om Raut and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ajay Devgn under T-Series Films and Ajay Devgn films. The film is based on the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare staring Ajay Devgn with Saif Ali Khan and Kajol. In the 17th century, to reach the goal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Malusare’s attempts to recapture the Kondhana fort from Udaybhan Singh Rathore who is the trusted guard of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the action sequences, cinematography, performances, and visual effects, but criticized it for its predictability, nationalism, religious bias, and historical inaccuracies. Tanhaji has grossed 367.65 crores worldwide.
Trailer of Tanhaji – The unsung Warrior:
Story of Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior:
The film begins with the ancient scene of India called “Sone ki chidiya”. The introduction starts with a young Tanhaji Malusare learning sword fight under his father. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has escaped from the house arrest by Mughals but had to hand over his precious forts to Aurangzeb including Kondhana (Singhad). Aurangzeb sent Udaybhan Singh Rathod, as the Killedar or fort keeper of Kondhana with the intention of making Kondhana the capital of the South. Tanhaji Malusare who is unaware of the situation that Shivaji Maharaj prepares to take back Kondhana, comes to Rajgad to invite the Maharaj for his son’s – Raiba’s – wedding. When he comes to know the whole situations, Maharaj’s council and he decides that Kondhana is more important than his son’s wedding. By planning, Tanhaji Malusare decides to attack Udaybhan before he can reach Kondhana.
Turning Moment of Tanhaji:
The Maratha’s attempt fails and Udaybhan reaches Kondhana along with Naagin Cannon. Then Tanhaji went to the fort in an occasion and get himself arrested to find the secret door and with the help of one soldier he succeeded to escape from the imprisonment. Then he make a plan and arrives with 300 mavalas with him, he climbs the Kondhana fort with Suryaji Malusare (brother of Tanhaji Malusare) and Shelar Mama (uncle of Tanhaji Malusare) along with 400 mavalas waits at the Kalyan Darwaza to enter in the fort as soon as it will be opened. A group of Marathas opens the Kalyan Darwaza and they rush into the fort. Tanhaji and the mavalas enter through the Pune Darwaza by bravery and battle begins, Udaybhan single-handedly destroying the Marathas. In a hilarious background music, the battle between Udaybhan and Tanhaji starts. Udaybhan fire up the rope of the cannon anget ready for the Tanhaji’s turn. As soon as Tanhaji cuts the fire to the Naagin canon in mid-air, Udaybhan cuts his fore-arm. After wrapping his turban around his fore-arm he beat Udaybhan and tight him along with Naagin and pushes them together to down the fort. Shivaji Maharaj rushes on to Kondhana and Tanhaji dies in his presence.
The film ends with Tanhaji’s son’s marriage in the presence of Maharaj and Tanhaji’s wife Savitribai and welcoming him in bridal attire as she had promised him he won Kondhana and his wish was for her to come to him dressed up as a bride.
Overview of Tanhaji:
Bollywood has always show it’s love with historical heroes has given us many films in the recent past like Padmaavat and Jodha Akbar. These films made us feel proud of our grand and ancient history. It is very tough to make a historic film in a level that attracts the peoples and connect them to the real. Before the interval, scene is heated up by the decision of owning the Kondhana and at the climax there is an insane fight between Tanhaji Malusare and Udaybhan. Tanhaji Malusare won the fight and keep his promise by giving his life.
Another View of Tahhaji:
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior stars Ajay Devgn comes with heroic spirit as the film’s title, According to legend, Chhatrapati Shivaji’s trusted lieutenant Subedar Tanhaji Malasure who is never backed away from a fight. Saif Ali Khan playing as the film’s villain who is ruthless and never think twice to do.
Saif plays the role of Udaybhan, the general of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s Rajput who dressed a black robes, a thick beard, a deceptive smile, and an unending cruelty just like the same cloth as Ranveer Singh’s Alauddin Khilji.
Tanhaji is first introduced in the film coming down on the enemy by a rope, his men and him attacks them with a unique strategy ever seen. It’s a stunning entry. The Marathas are all noble, swaraj-worshipping warriors; the Mughals are opportunistic, deceitful, invaders.
Action Scenes of Tanhaji:
The action scenes are most effective and more enhanced if you choose to watch the film in 3D. Sequences depicting the tactics employed by the Marathas to scale the fort are excellently executed, and the final battle between Tanhaji and Udaybhan is nothing short of spectacular. Aiming with a deadly cannon towards the Shivaji’s Rajgad Fort, the two men face-off in a bloody fight. Kajol in the role of Tahaji’s wife Savitri, and Sharad Kelkar nicely do Chhatrapati Shivaji’s nobility, and Luke Kenny is an inspired casting choice for the role of Aurangzeb.
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Scenes, Screenplay, Casting of Tanhaji – the unsung Warrior:
|Directed by||Om Raut|
|Produced by||Ajay Devgn
|Written by||Prakash Kapadia (dialogue)|
|Screenplay by||Prakash Kapadia
|Story by||Prakash Kapadia
Saif Ali Khan
|Narrated by||Sanjay Mishra|
|Edited by||Dharmendra Sharma|
|Production Company||Ajay Devgn Films
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Release date||10 January 2020|
|Running time||135 minutes|
|Box office||est. 367.65 crores|
It must also be said that Tanhaji:
The Unsung Warrior speaks directly to our hyper-nationalistic climate. The history is dubious, the politics problematic. It feeds into what seems to have become Bollywood’s preferred stereotype of the enemy: all savage, brutal, ruthless ‘outsiders’.