Written bySagar Malik ·
Just two weeks after the trailer of Ashutosh Gowarikar's upcoming historical war drama Panipat was heavily bashed for poor acting (looking at you, Arjun Kapoor), and its "similarities" to old Bhansali films, the trailer of another movie of same genre, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has dropped.
But the good 'newwz' is that this one looks pretty powerful and promising.
Here, we dissect it.
A film that brings together three industry veterans after a long time, is already a winner.
Tanhaji packs a stellar cast, that includes Ajay Devgn as Maratha general Tanaji Malusare; Saif Ali Khan as Uday Bhan, a Rajput working for Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, whereas, Kajol stars as Tanaji's wife Savitribai Malusare.
The support cast includes Sharad Kelkar, Luke Kenny, and Pankaj Tripathi, among others.
Interestingly, Tanhaji will mark some of the most anticipated onscreen collaborations.
It will bring together real-life couple Ajay and Kajol on the silver screen, after almost a decade. Their last onscreen pairing was in Toonpur Ka Super Hero (2010).
Further, Ajay and Saif will re-unite after 13 years. They were last seen together in Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara (2006).
It is also Ajay's 100th film.
Set during the late 17th century, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is based on the real-life battle between Tanaji Malusare, a trusted military leader in the army of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and Uday Bhan, who served Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, in a quest to win the Kondhana territory.
The trailer hints at several epic war battle scenes, and some spectacular performances from the lead lot.
4th Feb 1670: The surgical strike that shook the Mughal Empire!— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) November 19, 2019
Witness history like never before. Presenting the official #TanhajiTrailer: https://t.co/NOykEyWrUh@itsKajolD #SaifAliKhan @omraut @itsBhushanKumar @SharadK @ADFFilms @TSeries @TanhajiFilm
Offering power-packed action sequences and some intense performances (take a bow, Ajay and Saif!), Tanhaji looks powerful and promising.
Helmed by Om Raut and bankrolled by Ajay Devgn FFilms and T-Series, the movie is set to hit the theaters on January 10, 2020.
Notably, it will clash with Meghna Gulzar's biographical drama, Chhapaak, starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey.
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