The much-awaited trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray is finally out! The film is based on the life of Bal Thackeray also known as Balasaheb Thackeray, who founded the political party, Shiv Sena. The film will see Nawazuddin as the late Shiv Sena supremo, and Amrita Rao as his wife, Meena Tai Thackeray.
The trailer begins with a voiceover and scenes of a riot. â€˜â€™Only one man can pacify Bombay at this time,â€™â€™ the voice booms and we can see shots of Nawaz as Thackeray, taking to the podium to deliver one of his famous speeches.
Then moving forward, we can see glimpses of a young Thackeray laying the seeds of his political party Shiv Sena. Controversially, the trailer also shows shots of the Babri Masjid demolition, and its subsequent fallout.
The cinematography and camera work seems amazing and the background score is just too good. This trailer proves that Nawaz is one fine actor and can surely pull off the toughest of roles. Thackeray has been written by journalist and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut and has been directed by Abhijit Panse. The film has been shot in Marathi and Hindi, and will be dubbed in English too.
The film recently ran into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification, who have objected to four dialogues and two scenes. â€œYes, they have raised objections on some dialogues and scenes, four dialogues and two scenes to be precise. We are legally dealing the matter with CBFC and we hope the matter will be sorted out soon," Raut told PTI.
Nawazuddin had earlier said, â€œMore than myself, I appreciate Shiv Sena that they approached me for the role. Thatâ€™s a huge thing. I am just an actor. I will anyway sit down with my director to come up with the best outcome but it is a huge deal that these people thought of me in the first place.â€
Nawaz had a strong 2018 professionally. He won a lot of accolades for his performance in Nandita Dasâ€™ Manto, and in Netflixâ€™s original first Indian original series, Sacred Games, in which he played the Marathi gangster Ganesh Gaitonde.
Meanwhile, Thackeray has been scheduled for a January 25 release.
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Unfolding the real story of Balasaheb Thackeray's courage, wisdom & indomitable truth. The tiger who was known for fearing none! #Thackeray trailer out NOW! @rautsanjay61 @AmritaRao @Viacom18Movies #RautersEntertainment @carnivalpicturs @ThackerayFilm https://t.co/IvT9ogXlTSâ€” Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) December 26, 2018