Thackeray is a 2019 Indian biographical film written and directed by Abhijit Panse and made simultaneously in Marathi and Hindi. The film follows the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Indian political party Shiv Sena. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Thackeray and Amrita Rao as his wife. The film released on 25 January 2019, right after the 93rd birthday of Bal Thackeray.
|Directed by||Abhijit Panse|
|Written by||Arvind Jagtap|
|Screenplay by||Abhijit Panse|
|Story by||Sanjay Raut|
|Based on||Bal Thackeray|
|Produced by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
Varsha Sanjay Raut
Purvashi Sanjay Raut
Vidhita Sanjay Raut
|Edited by||Ashish Mahatrae|
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Carnival Motion Pictures
|Distributed by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|Box office||est. ₹110 million|
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackeray
- Amrita Rao as Meena Thackeray
- Mukund Gosavi as Prabodhankar Thackeray
- Sachin A. Jayavant as Uddhav Thackeray
- Vishal Sudarshanwar as Raj Thackeray
- Rajesh Khera as Morarji Desai
- Sanjay Narvekar as Krishna Desai
- Praveen Tarde as Dattaji Salvi
- Sandeep Khare as Manohar Joshi
- Prakash Belawadi as George Fernandes
- Nikhil Mahajan as Sharad Pawar
- Avantika Akerekar as Indira Gandhi
- Sudhir Mishra as Mastan
- Sanjay Kulkarni as Diwakar Raote
- Mohaniraj Khare as Pramod Navalkar
- Prabhakar More as Wamanrao Mahadik
- Ashok Lokhande as Yashwantrao Chavan
- Praful Samant as Vasantrao Naik
- Abdul Quadir Amin as Jaidev Thackeray
- Vidyadhar Paranjape as Subhash Desai
- Balaji Deshpande as Rajni Patel
- Anand Vikas Potdukhe as Jambuwantrao Dhote
- Anil Sutar as Dada Kondke
- Chetan Sharma as Dilip Vengsarkar
- Ashish Pathode as Javed Miandad
- Jaywant Wadkar as Police officer
- Vineet Sharma as DCP Emmanuel Modak
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||15 January 2019|
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|1.||"Saheb Tu Sarkar Tu"||Manoj Yadav||Sukhwinder Singh||5:25|
|2.||"Aaple Saheb Thackeray"||Manndar Cholkar||Avadhoot Gupte||4:33|
|3.||"Aaya Re Thackeray"||Dr Sunil Jogi||Nakash Aziz||4:33|
|4.||"Thackeray Theme" (Music by Sandeep Shirodkar)||Instrumental||Sandeep Shirodkar||2:33|
Thackeray received mixed reviews from critics. Times of India gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and states: "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 characters and eccentricities a lot better. But, its Nawaz's nonchalant performance that overshadows the flaws and leaves a lasting impact."
Times Now went with 2.5 stars out of 5 and has to say: "A lot of focus is put on making the film a tearjerker by emphasizing the aftermath of the riots, violence and fights that pretty much summed up Shiv Sena's history under the guidance of founder, Bal Thackeray. The film is good because of Nawazuddin's performance but it cannot be considered as one of the best biopics ever created."
“Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hate speech against South Indians... In a film glorifying the person who said it! Are you planning to make money out of this propaganda? Stop selling hate! Scary stuff!"
- "Thackeray: It is not easy to make film on Balasaheb, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- Pawar, Yogesh (3 February 2019). "Manikarnika vs Thackeray: Queen pips saffron tiger to box office success". DNA. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (1 February 2019). "#Thackeray Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr, Sun 6.90 cr, Mon 2.90 cr, Tue 2.50 cr, Wed 1.70 cr, Thu 1.60 cr. Total: ₹ 31.60 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Thackeray: Nawazuddin Siddiqui nails the look of the supremo Balasaheb Thackeray - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- "Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Balasaheb Thackeray in upcoming biopic. See photos". The Indian Express. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- "'Thackeray' Trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui In & As Balasaheb". The Quint. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- "Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Bal Thackeray biopic to release on THIS date". dna. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- "Thackeray teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui transforms into Bal Thackeray. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- "Sanjay Raut on Thackeray biopic: I am not going to shift the date, come what may". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
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- "Thackeray - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". JioSaavn.
- Jha, Shefali (25 January 2019). "Thackeray movie review and rating: Critics declare the film as Nawazuddin's career best". International Business Times, India Edition.
- "Thackeray movie review and rating: Critics declare the film as Nawazuddin's career best". 25 January 2019.
- "Producer Sanjay Raut Planning To Make Sequel Of Thackeray". Mid-Day. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "'Stop Selling Hate': Siddharth Criticises Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray".
- "'Thackeray' Lands In Another Controversy, Actor Siddharth Calls The Trailer 'Anti-South Indian'".
- "'Thackeray' undermines south Indians, is a propaganda film on Marathi bigot: Actor Siddharth". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 February 2019.