Thackeray Reviews and Ratings
If you believe there are no excuses for vandalism and violence, then you would not like Thackeray, the leader. And you won’t see any point in this movie.
But if you are ready to buy the obsolete ‘reaction to action’ excuse, then, well, clap and whistle when Thackeray says the Babri Masjid demolition corrects a historical wrong.
Writer and producer Sanjay Raut doesn’t distort facts from Bal Thackeray’s story. The riled up speeches, the unapologetic candour and the larger-than-life persona is presented without a veil. 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 character and eccentricities a lot better. But its Nawaz’s nonchalant performance that overshadows the flaws and leaves a lasting impact.
Don’t miss Thackeray. It’s like a gym session that gives you a high. You can actually feel the adrenaline pumping, many a time during the film.
Overall, this film is notches better than any of the previous movies offering a glimpse into Balasaheb’s life.