Tanhaji: the unsung warrior
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Tanhaji: the unsung warrior movie review, cast, released date, story & more

The Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a Hindi language film that is based on a biographical time period’s war.  The “Tanhaji” was an unsung warrior, the warrior of the 17th century. The whole film based on the life of 17th-century peoples. In this film here starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, KajolJagapathi Babu, and Sharad Kelkar as the lead roles. This film is directed by Om Raut.

Let’s know more about “Tanhaji” 

The Tanhaji was a 17th-century great warrior who was the military leader of King Shivaji and the founder of the Maratha Empire. His main acts of valor and bravery continued to inspire all soldiers for long after he lost his life in battle. Tanhaji was also one of Chattrapati Shivaji`s closest aides and also the trusted lieutenants. He was also ready to lay down his life for his King and country or kingdom.

“Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” story

Tanhaji: The unsung warrior

So now you know that Tanhaji Malusare was a 17th-century unsung warrior, And here in this film’s story says in short of their life. The Endowed with a steel body and the courage of a lion with an agile mind Tanhaji was the closest aides of Chattrapati Shivaji. He was also a trusted lieutenant who always ready to sacrifice anything for his king and his beautiful kingdom. After that, the braveheart planned a surgical strike against the Mughal army led by Udaybhan to regain the Kondana fort.

When Kondana’s palace was under the Udaybhan control of the Marathas and the Mughal army, Tanhaji armed only a handful of Marathas and went to war. If the Mughals had muscular strength, Tanhaji had a sharp and good intelligence. But the unfortunate thing is that the Marathas won the uproar but lost their brave lion. Tanhaji has left a void that no one in history can fill.

“Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” Cast

Directed by

  • Om Raut

Produced by

  • Ajay Devgan
  • Bhushan Kumar
  • Krishan Kumar

Written by

  • Prakash Kapadia (Dialogue)

Screen Play by

  • Prakash Kapadia
  • Om Raut

Sort by

  • Prakash Kapadia
  • Om Raut

Starring actors & actress

  • Ajay Devgn
  • Saif Ali Khan
  • Kajol
  • Jagapathi Babu
  • Sharad Kelkar

Music by

  • Songs (Ajay-Atul,  Sachet–Parampara, Mehul Vyas)
  • Score (Sandeep Shirodkar)


  • Keiko Nakahara

Edited by

  • Dharmendra Sharma

Production Company

  • Ajay Devgn FFilms
  • T-Series

Distributed by

  • AA Films

“Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” Movie review

After Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical film Panipat, director Om Raut Tanaji has appeared alongside The Unsung Warrior. Tanaji is another such historical film after Panipat, which has managed to portray the valor of the Maratha Empire in a grand style. Historical films and that too especially on the subject of war, films sometimes become cumbersome, heavy and boring, but it has to be said that it is the director’s quality that in this story taken from the important chapter of history, there is jambaji, romance, thrill, betrayal. Like there are all the elements and the 3D effects called gold icing on it which makes the entire film worth watching from beginning to end.

The story is of that page of history where Aurangzeb (Luke Kenny) is strategizing to sweep Mughalia Parcham all over India and the Deccan (South) Shivaji Maharaj (Sharad Kelkar) is determined to take the oath of self-rule. This war in history (4 February 1670) is recorded as the Battle of Sinhagad. In the 17th century, Shivaji Maharaj’s Paramitra and Jambaj warrior Subedar Tanaji Malasure (Ajay Devgan) is busy with the preparations for his son’s wedding with his wife Savitribai (Kajol). They are unaware that despite the handing over of 23 forts including the Kondana Fort to the Mughals in the Purandar Treaty, the Mughals Sultanate has not lost their thirst.

At the time when Rajmata Jijabai handed over the fort of Kondana to the Mughals, at the same time, she took an oath that she would not wear a paduka until the saffron was waved at this fort again. Aurangzeb has made up his mind to destroy the Maratha empire by ordering his special, confidant and barbaric pawn Udayabhanu Rathod (Saif Ali) to march towards Kondana Fort with a large army and a large cannon called Nagin.

Shivaji Maharaj does not want to involve his brave and dear friend in the tragedy of war at this time, because he does not want the war to take place in Tanaji’s wedding house. But when Tanaji learns that Swarajya and Shivaji Maharaj are in danger, he sets out to cut Udaybhanu’s head by wearing saffron regardless of the son’s marriage. Udayabhanu is no less than Tanaji in Jambaji and is also full of barbarism. Under this trend, he picks up the widow princess Kamaladevi (Neha Sharma) and is adamant on making her queen. Actually, Kamala was his first love, but after he rejected and was ashamed, he joined the Mughals.

Tanaji gets gallantry as well as betrayal in the war with Udayabhanu Rathod. Can Tanaji eliminate Udayabhanu? Is he able to follow the promise given to Shivaji Maharaj? You will have to watch the film to know it.

Om Raut, who won the Filmfare Award for Best Director in a historical film like Lokmanya Ek Yug Purush, has also worked hard on the VFX along with the story of the film. The film is Gripping. Watching battle scenes under 3D is not a visual treat. The German action director Ramadan designed the war scenes of the era, which have become quite interesting and thrilling, keeping in mind the Maratha guerrilla warfare techniques. Swordsmen have also become visible. The forts and the valley are well decorated with visual effects. Talking about music, the songs and choreography like ‘Shankara Re Shankara’, ‘My Bhavani‘ and ‘Ghamand Kar‘ have become good in the presence of composers like Sachet tradition, Ajay-Atul and Mehul Vyas.

Ajay Devgan as a brave warrior has been fit and finest in every way. His agility is seen in battle scenes. His dying emotion for Swarajya also makes his character special. His chemistry with Kajol is also interesting. Saif Ali as Udaybhanu Rathod is excellent. In many places he has proved to be twenty more than Ajay. The villain is extremely strong in Tanaji. Saif portrayed the brutality of his character in a forceful manner. His black comedies are also seen in the scenes receiving devilish pleasure while harassing others. Kajol has performed her role faithfully. They should have been given more screenspace. Even though Sharad Kelkar’s stature as Shivaji does not match, he has made this character memorable with his body language and gestures. The collaborative cast has been strong and consistent with the theme.

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