The year 2020 started and today there are three major releases and the clash between these three movies. Rajinikanth and Suniel Shetty starrer Darbar, Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak, and Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Saif Ali Khan, and Sharad Kelkar starring Tanhaji The unsung Warrior are released today. Tanhaji is the periodic drama that is also released in 3D and it is high in visuals and stunning to watch.
It is a story of Tanhaji Malusare played by Ajay Devgn who takes the vow in front of his dying father to free India from Mughals, ruled by Aurangzeb then. Under the Treaty of Purandar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj portrayed by Sharad Kelkar surrender 23 forts to Aurangzeb played by Luke Kenny that also includes Kondhana now called as Sinhagad. Rajmata Jijabai swore that she would walk bare feet till the Marathas recapture the fort of Kondhana. After four years, Aurangzeb sends Udaybhan played by Saif Ali Khan with a huge army and a big canon Naagin to make sure that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj cannot take the fort again. Subedar Tanhaji is the closest aide to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj plans a campaign against Mughals, but he is unwilling to send his trusted and reliable friend Tanhaji Malusare. His son is about to get married and that is why Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was not in favor to send Tanhaji Malusare on the battlefield. But when Tanhaji got to know about this campaign, he urges Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to give him the chance to win Kondhana back. Kajol plays the role of the wife of Tanhaji Malusare Savitribai. She is the strength of Tanhaji. Tanhaji along with his troop move towards Kondhana to fight against Udaybhan. The story takes you to the deadly battle between Tanhaji Malusare and Udaybhan on the famous Battle of Sinhagad that occurred on February 4, 1670.
Ajay Devgn, Sharad Kelkar and especially Saif Ali Khan delivers the top-notch performances. Saif Ali Khan as Udaybhan even has a slighter edge over Ajay Devgn in performance. He plays the character which is equally brutal and fierce to perfection. This is the first Bollywood movie for the director Om Raut and he did an excellent job. This periodic drama does not get slow in any scene and keeps its pace till the end. Though the director has taken the liberty to make a movie as per the audiences.
The action scenes are shot beautifully and give an amazing visual appeal in 3D as well. The visual effects and CGI make it a technically sound film. The background score fits well in the scenes and helps audiences to connect with it. The songs are not that much impressive. Overall, it narrates a very interesting and brave chapter of Indian history and should be a thrilling and stunning watch. We give this movie 4 stars out of 5.
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