Thackeray tracks the life journey of Balasaheb Thackeray from the time he worked as a cartoonist to the time he accused of instigating Babri Masjid attacks. The story is written by Balasaheb’s confidant Sanjay Raut, who was very close to him and the story unfolds in front of us in chapters.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui shows that even a small man can cast a large shadow just as Balasaheb Thackeray took the stature of “Marathi Manus” which was reduced to Ghati and put him on the pedestal. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays such a difficult role with such ease or at least it seems so on a screen that he played it easily. His articulation of every word, his charisma, every time he raised his hand all that is like the resemblance of the Shiv Sena Chief.
Amrita Rao, who plays Meena Tai Thackeray brings the kindness and warmth to the screen in this political drama. All the cast who play various politicians with whom Thackeray interacted has played their part with sincerity.
Since the story essays from the 1960s and onwards the set design, costumes are to the point and cinematographer places his shots in such a way that it is impossible to miss them. The dialogues have the spunk to it just the way Balasaheb had in his speeches. Sanjay Raut’s story is fast-paced except for some scenes where it halts a little too much to shed light on some political drama. Abhijeet Panse, the director has done a fine job of bringing the charisma of Thackeray to the big screen.
We give Thackeray 3 stars with a charsimatic kink.
Jai Hind Jai Maharshtra!!!
Thackeray tracks the life journey of Balasaheb Thackeray from the time he worked as a cartoonist to the time he accused of instigating Babri Masji...3.0