Thackeray (film)

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Thackeray film poster.jpeg
Directed byAbhijit Panse
Produced byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Dr. Shrikant Bhasi
Varsha Sanjay Raut
Purvashi Sanjay Raut
Vidhita Sanjay Raut
Written byArvind Jagtap
Manoj Yadav
Screenplay byAbhijit Panse[1]
Story bySanjay Raut
Based onBal Thackeray
StarringNawazuddin Siddiqui
Amrita Rao
Music byRohan-Rohan
Sandeep Shirodkar
Backgroundd Score:
Amar Mohile
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Edited byAshish Mahatrae
Apurva Motivale Sahai
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Raut'ers Entertainment
Carnival Motion Pictures
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)

Thackeray is an upcoming bilingual biographical film written and directed by Abhijit Panse, made simultaneously in Marathi and Hindi. Following the life of Bal Thackeray, the founder of the Indian political party Shiv Sena, the film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the eponymous person and Amrita Rao as his wife.[2][3][4]The film is scheduled for release on 25 January 2019, the 93rd birthday of Bal Thackeray.[5][6][7][8]



Soundtrack album by
Rohan-Rohan and Sandeep Shirodkar
Released15 January 2019[11]
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Rohan-Rohan chronology
Sandeep Shirodkar chronology
Baaghi 2

Rohan-Rohan and Sandeep Shirodkar composed songs for the film while the background score is composed by Amar Mohile. The lyrics written by Sunil Jogi, Manoj Yadav and Manndar Cholkar.

Track listing
1."Saheb Tu Sarkar Tu"Manoj YadavSukhwinder Singh5:25
2."Aaple Saheb Thackeray"Manndar CholkarAvadhoot Gupte4:33
3."Aaya Re Thackeray"Sunil JogiNakash Aziz4:33
4."Thackeray Theme" (Music by Sandeep Shirodkar)InstrumentalSandeep Shirodkar2:33
Total length:17:04


The official trailer was released on 26th December, 2018. [12] Raut has plans to continue the film with a sequel.[13]


Popular Tamil and Telugu actor Siddharth has slammed the Thackeray movie trailer for referring South Indians in a derogatory manner.[14][15][16]

“Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hate speech against South Indians... In a film glorifying the person who said it! Are you planning to make money out of this propaganda? Stop selling hate! Scary stuff!"


  1. ^ "Thackeray: It is not easy to make film on Balasaheb, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. ^ "Thackeray: Nawazuddin Siddiqui nails the look of the supremo Balasaheb Thackeray - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  3. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Balasaheb Thackeray in upcoming biopic. See photos". The Indian Express. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  4. ^ "'Thackeray' Trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui In & As Balasaheb". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  5. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Bal Thackeray biopic to release on THIS date". dna. 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  6. ^ "Thackeray teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui transforms into Bal Thackeray. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  7. ^ "Sanjay Raut on Thackeray biopic: I am not going to shift the date, come what may". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Thackeray Movie Wiki, News, Teaser, Cast and Crew - Movie Alles". Movie Alles. 2018-06-03. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  9. ^ "Thackeray trailer launched: Nawazuddin stuns as Balasaheb Thackeray". National Herald: Latest News, India News, Today's Headlines from India & World. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  10. ^ "What does bold mean for actress Radha Sagar? | Marathi Movie News - Times of India". Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  11. ^ "Thackeray - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.
  12. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui Roars As The Politician, Film to release on 25th Jan 2019". Mid Day. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  13. ^ "Producer Sanjay Raut Planning To Make Sequel Of Thackeray". Mid Day. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  14. ^ "'Stop Selling Hate': Siddharth Criticises Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray".
  15. ^ "CONTROVERSY "Stop Selling Hate!": Actor Siddharth Slams Thackeray Biopic For Making Money From 'hate Speech Against South Indians'".
  16. ^ "'Thackeray' Lands In Another Controversy, Actor Siddharth Calls The Trailer 'Anti-South Indian'".

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