Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior movie review: Ajay Devgn’s historical role, Saif Ali Khan, bad style

The Indian cinema is the best source to know more about Indian history.

There is a number of movies that are based on the historical time of India. These movies show many real-life heroes and their bravery and courage.

Movie – Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Director – Om Raut
Cast – Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol

While, the Bollywood came up with the movie Panipat in 2019, which was based on the third battle of Panipat and showed the Maratha Empire too. While this time in 2020, they are again decided to give tribute to Maratha’s by another movie of Maratha hero – Tanhaji.

Tanhaji, The Unsung Warrior, is co-produced by its lead actor Ajay Devgn. Ajay Devgn hits century by acting in this movie, which means Tanhaji is Ajay Devgn’s 100th film.

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Along with Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol are also there in the movie. Ajay Devgn and Kajol are a real-life couple, and they look good on reel life as well. They also got reunited in Ajay Devgn’s 100th movie. The movie’s picturization- Tanhaji is so grand that people are happy to see it.

Moreover, another interesting fact about the movie is Saif Ali Khan.

He played a negative role in the movie. And his role is also appreciated by the audience.

As per the story, the lead role is played by Ajay Devgn as Tanhaji, who is the trusted Subedar of King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Sharad Kelkar plays the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He wants to regain the Kondhana Fort, which is now known as Sinhagad. Shivaji had to give that fort to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb under the settlement of Purandhar.

Tanhaji started making efforts to bring back the fort for Shivaji. Tanhaji was supported by daring Maratha soldiers successful in achieving fort. That fort was guarded by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s trusted and Rajput commander, Udaybhan. Udaybhan’s role is played by Saif Ali Khan and the great cannon, namely ‘Naagin.’ An awful fight started, leading to a zenith.

The moviemakers smartly wrote in their disclaimer that they don’t guarantee the accuracy of the history behind the fact.

This action of the makers allowed the movie execution smoothly without any problem.

Tanhaji is brought on a massive scale. Its scenes were also that much compelling, leaving a remark on one’s mind. The movie’s introduction scene shows Tanhaji standing over a hilltop, and his waist is tied with ropes. He was standing there and waiting for the enemies to come.

A large number of Computer Generated Images (CGI) were used in the movie. But the usages of such images are so perfect that they got mixed in the scene and don’t look different.

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Even the film was totally dependent on CGI (Computer Generated Images) and VFX (Visual effects), which’s the reason for its success in grand picturization.

The filming location needs to be attractive to perform the sword fights with magnificence and perfection. Ramazan Bulut was the action director of Tanhaji. If we look at the movie’s scene, we will find that all the battles are synched tremendously. And the credit behind its proper execution goes to the action director. While Sandeep Shirodkar prepared the battle backgrounds, that enhances the movie’s strength with its compelling scenes.

Om Raut directed Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior movie.

He debuted this movie in Hindi-language films and made his appearance remarkable.

Some movie shots were not real and artificial, but the picturization of some shots was so attractive, and its appearance gave them a real effect. Raut was so wonderful that he chose people as per his specialization. If we talk about the movie’s overall filming, then shots were acted nicely, but the storyline was weak.

Tanhaji’s movie was filled with such perfect performance, but sometimes it hides the characters. There was a distraction in the movie as well; the actors acting hides sometimes due to extensive VFX and 3D effects.

While the actors were so well, they can remark an effect even if it was not in 3D. There were some most distracting scenes in the movie as well. The most distracting scene in the movie was the one when Udhyabhan (Saif Ali Khan) cuts off an elephant’s trunk. That scene was so distracting that it’s hard to bear.

Ajay Devgn was totally in his character Tanhaji and tried hard to be real.

The actor holds the ground of the role with its intense expression. He was supported by his off-screen as well as on-screen wife, Kajol. Kajol played the role of Savitribai, who is the wife of Tanhaji.

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She was an ideal Maratha wife who always stands by his husband’s side. She played her role well, but her appearance was short in the movie. Savitribai is said to be Tanhaji’s strength, along with his support.

Sharad Kelkar played the role of king of the movie. He played the role of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He added seriousness to the character by his voice and appearance.

Saif Ali Khan played the role of Udaybhan. This is the negative role where Saif decided himself be perfect. By doing this role with full confidence, he proves his work versatility. The Udaybhan is the trusted person in the emperor’s life.

Key Points:

Tanhaji: Ajay Devgn played the Unsung Warrior, the lead role of the movie Tanhaji.
Saif Ali Khan performed the role of Rajput Mughal fort keeper Udaybhan Singh.
After a long time, Kajol and Ajay Devgn came together in the movie.

Star Rating:

The star rating of the movie Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior, Usually as per the audience’s liking, is 2.5 out of 500. So we can say that the movie’s overall work in the theatre and audience’s mind was average. Its ratings were average. But the picturization and work of the actors were good enough.