Set during the 17th century, the Mughals were planning to capture the Kondhana fortress as the capital of South India and extend their empire. The Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj orders his loyal general Tanaji Malusare to capture Kondhana and protect Southern India from the Mughal invasion. While the Mughal emperor sends his trusted commander Uday Bhan to defend the fortress, the battle for the control of the fortress which decided the fate of Southern India it was popularly known as the 'Battle of Sinhagad'.
I enjoyed Saif Ali Khan’s maniacal bad guy, which comes off as yet another variant (Ranveer Singh, Sanjay Dutt) of the flesh-devouring, diabolical, ruthless enemy that Bollywood currently delights in.
Tanhaji is a complete package. It’s magnificent, high on visual effects and has powerful action backed by rock solid performances.
Watch Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior for its surface gloss: one attribute that the film has no dearth of.
'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' scores on various counts — superior performances, powerful action, visual impact, and most of all, it unfolds a story from the pages of history that deserved to be told, with just this kind of intensity, passion and vigour.
...an exaggerated and slow-paced ode to the great Maratha warrior. Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Rajput Mughal fortkeeper Udaybhan Singh Rathod in the Om Raut directorial film.
Like every unsung warrior is a hero by birth, every engaging character stems from good writing.
‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is cartoon history...
There will always be the questions raised about authenticity of facts, of course. Not much is known about Tanaji Malusare in any case, which is why any debatable aspect of his story might just be fended off with the statutory disclaimer right at the start. Watch Tanhaji as a well-crafted piece of Bollywood extravaganza, more than an authentic lesson in history.
A historical that kicks off well, flounders in the middle and then serves some good punches in the climax
Audience Reviews for Tanhaji
Om Raut's historical drama 'Tanhaji' is a celebration of India's historical warrior who, as it turns out, is unsung hero behind the most well-known of Indian medieval rajahs, Maharaje Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhonsale. While Tanhaji has been played by Ajay Devgan with right amount of heft and conviction, Saif Ali Khan's Udaybhan Rathore puts on a terrifically terrifying performance of an antagonist who'll just creep you out with his inhumane nature. But he's not a Muslim invader. Although the film takes the side of bhagwa, which results in some problematic politics, the script is compelling, the cinematography and visual effects ever enchanting (with and without 3D in equal measure) and the direction skills of Raut are nifty. The aesthetic and texture of the film compounds the new decade's historical advances and likes, technifying Bhansali's most opulent from 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Devdas' to 'Ram-Leela' or 'Padmaavat'. Watch the film for all these and you'll be enjoying this remarkably uplifting film that's robust and bereft of jingoism.