Thackeray (film)

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Thackeray
Thackeray film poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAbhijit Panse
Produced byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Dr. Shrikant Bhasi
Varsha Sanjay Raut
Purvashi Sanjay Raut
Vidhita Sanjay Raut
Written byArvind Jagtap
Manoj Yadav
(Dialogues)
Screenplay byAbhijit Panse[1]
Story bySanjay Raut
Based onBal Thackeray
StarringNawazuddin Siddiqui
Amrita Rao
Music byRohan-Rohan
Sandeep Shirodkar
Score:
Amar Mohile
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Edited byAshish Mahatrae
Apurva Motivale Sahai
Production
company
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Raut'ers Entertainment
Carnival Motion Pictures
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)
Running time
139 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi
Hindi
Budget40 crore[2]
Box officeest. 69.60 crore[3]

Thackeray is a 2019 Indian film written and directed by Abhijit Panse, made simultaneously in Marathi and Hindi. The film follows the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Indian political party Shiv Sena. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Thackeray and Amrita Rao as his wife.[4][5][6] The film released on 25 January 2019, the 93rd birthday of Bal Thackeray.[7][8][9][10]

Plot[edit]

The film is a biopic on the Indian politician Balasaheb Thackeray.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Thackeray
Soundtrack album by
Released15 January 2019[13]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length17:04
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Rohan-Rohan chronology
Sanju
(2018)
Thackeray
(2019)
Sandeep Shirodkar chronology
Baaghi 2
(2018)
Thackeray
(2019)

The music of the film was composed by Rohan-Rohan and Sandeep Shirodkar with lyrics by Dr Sunil Jogi, Manoj Yadav and Manndar Cholkar. The film's score was composed by Amar Mohile.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Saheb Tu Sarkar Tu"Manoj YadavSukhwinder Singh5:25
2."Aaple Saheb Thackeray"Manndar CholkarAvadhoot Gupte4:33
3."Aaya Re Thackeray"Dr Sunil JogiNakash Aziz4:33
4."Thackeray Theme" (Music by Sandeep Shirodkar)InstrumentalSandeep Shirodkar2:33
Total length:17:04

Release[edit]

The official trailer was released on 26 December 2018.[14] Raut has plans to continue the film with a sequel.[15]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Thackeray received negative to mixed reviews from critics.[16] Times of India gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and states: "While the honesty is commendable, it comes across that the lead character's political motivations lack clarity. Perhaps a more seasoned writer, could have fleshed out Thackeray's characters and eccentricities a lot better. But, its Nawaz's nonchalant performance that overshadows the flaws and leaves a lasting impact." Timesnownews went with 2.5 stars out of 5 and has to say: "A lot of focus is put on making the film a tearjerker by emphasizing the aftermath of the riots, violence and fights that pretty much summed up Shiv Sena's history under the guidance of founder, Bal Thackeray. The film is good because of Nawazuddin's performance but it cannot be considered as one of the best biopics ever created."[17]

Box office[edit]

The life time domestic collection is 316 million (US$4.6 million) as per Taran Adarsh.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thackeray: It is not easy to make film on Balasaheb, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ Pawar, Yogesh (3 February 2019). "Manikarnika vs Thackeray: Queen pips saffron tiger to box office success". DNA. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (1 February 2019). "#Thackeray Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr, Sun 6.90 cr, Mon 2.90 cr, Tue 2.50 cr, Wed 1.70 cr, Thu 1.60 cr. Total: ₹ 31.60 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Thackeray: Nawazuddin Siddiqui nails the look of the supremo Balasaheb Thackeray - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Balasaheb Thackeray in upcoming biopic. See photos". The Indian Express. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  6. ^ "'Thackeray' Trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui In & As Balasaheb". The Quint. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Bal Thackeray biopic to release on THIS date". dna. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Thackeray teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui transforms into Bal Thackeray. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Sanjay Raut on Thackeray biopic: I am not going to shift the date, come what may". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Thackeray Movie Wiki, News, Teaser, Cast and Crew - Movie Alles". Movie Alles. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Thackeray trailer launched: Nawazuddin stuns as Balasaheb Thackeray". National Herald: Latest News, India News, Today's Headlines from India & World. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "What does bold mean for actress Radha Sagar? | Marathi Movie News - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Thackeray - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". JioSaavn.
  14. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui Roars As The Politician, Film to release on 25th Jan 2019". Mid Day. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Producer Sanjay Raut Planning To Make Sequel Of Thackeray". Mid Day. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  16. ^ Jha, Shefali (25 January 2019). "Thackeray movie review and rating: Critics declare the film as Nawazuddin's career best". International Business Times, India Edition.
  17. ^ "Thackeray movie review and rating: Critics declare the film as Nawazuddin's career best". 25 January 2019.

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