This biographical period-drama film stars Ajay Devgn, who plays Tanaji Malusare, waging a war against Saif Ali Khan’s Uday Bhan, who leads the Mughal army. Produced by T-Series, this movie has rich visuals backed by excellent cinematography and even better costume design. Since there are a lot of characters infused in the movie, expect this film to have an engaging storyline.
This movie is about the Battle of Sinhagad fought by the Marathas and the Mughals in the 17th century. The objective of the war was to capture the Sinhagad fort (erstwhile Kondhana) which is around 35 km southwest of Pune. Since the fort is very well known even today, it would be very interesting to see how a war was waged by the Marathas on a fort atop a hill.
There are a few dialogues in the trailer which deserve a few hoots. It would be interesting to see the buildup created by the director preceding those applause-worthy dialogues.
Saif Ali Khan portrays the menacing antagonist in his own subtle way. His performance in this trailer is better than his whole performance in Laal Kaptaan. His eyes are smeared with kajal and they help in terrorizing the character that much more.
The Mughal king, Aurangzeb, is portrayed by Luke Kenny who has an uncanny resemblance to his character. His jawline and face cut is strikingly similar to the Aurangzeb we have seen in history textbooks. Going by his performance in Sacred Games (as Malcolm Murad), expect him to not just play but live the character.
Kajol doesn’t have much screen time in the trailer and a look at the movie’s Wikipedia page says that she will be doing a cameo in this film. This is a good decision by the director as romance sequences in a war-flick just dilute the essence of the matter the movie tries to convey.
As a fanboy of Ajay Devgn’s, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, it would be a trip down memory lane to see him in a period-drama after a long time. All in all, this trailer definitely looks promising and has potential to be the first blockbuster of 2020.
Ring in the New Year by catching Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior in cinemas on 10th January, 2020.
Watch the trailer here –