Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Abhijit Panse|
|Produced by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
Dr. Shrikant Bhasi
Varsha Sanjay Raut
Purvashi Sanjay Raut
Vidhita Sanjay Raut
|Written by||Arvind Jagtap|
|Screenplay by||Abhijit Panse|
|Story by||Sanjay Raut|
|Based on||Bal Thackeray|
|Edited by||Ashish Mahatrae|
Apurva Motivale Sahai
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Carnival Motion Pictures
|Distributed by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|Box office||est. ₹69.60 crore|
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. The film released on 25 January 2019, the 93rd birthday of Bal Thackeray.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackeray
- Amrita Rao as Meena Thackeray
- Avantika Akerekar as Indira Gandhi
- Sudhir Mishra as Mastan
- Rajesh Khera as Morarji Desai
- Nikhil Mahajan as Sharad Pawar
- Abdul Quadir Amin as Jaidev Thackeray
- Vidyadhar Paranjape as Subhash Desai
- Laxman Singh Rajput
- Anushka Jadhav
- Niranjan Javir
- Sachin A. Jayavant as Uddhav Thackeray
- Vishal Sudarshanwar as Raj Thackeray
- Radha Sagar
- Satish Alekar
- Anand Vikas Potdukhe as Jambuwantrao Dhote
- Prakash Belawadi as George Fernandes
- Ashish Pathode as Javed Miyandad
- Praveen Tarde as Dattaji Salvi
- Sandeep Khare as Manohar Joshi
- Sanjay Narvekar as Krishna Desai
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||15 January 2019|
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|1.||"Saheb Tu Sarkar Tu"||Manoj Yadav||Sukhwinder Singh||5:25|
|2.||"Aaple Saheb Thackeray"||Manndar Cholkar||Avadhoot Gupte||4:33|
|3.||"Aaya Re Thackeray"||Dr Sunil Jogi||Nakash Aziz||4:33|
|4.||"Thackeray Theme" (Music by Sandeep Shirodkar)||Instrumental||Sandeep Shirodkar||2:33|
Thackeray received negative to mixed reviews from critics. 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."
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