Actor-producer Ajay Devgn and director Om Raut kicked off 2020 with the release of their highly anticipated film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The film, which also starred Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, became one of the top grossing films of 2020. While many filmmakers showcased their best works in the form of films and web shows, this dream project was celebrated by the masses like this Devgns 100th film marked.
The film took us through the fascinating story of Subhedar Tanhaji Malusare, a trusted soldier of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who sacrificed his life in the Battle of Sinhagad. Not only did the film earn more than 270 crores in the six weeks it was shown, but it was later re-released in October 2020 when theaters reopened to the public.
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The film quickly climbed the box office charts due to its extraordinary cinematic experience. With the gripping storyline, the remarkable VFX bringing the cast’s difficult stunts to life and Ajay Devgn’s on-screen collaboration with actor Saif Ali Khan and his wife Kajol caused a stir among the audience after a long time. Seeing the story of courage and bravery that marked Om Raut’s directorial debut in Bollywood, especially in 3D, on the big screen turned out to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
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After a four year process to create the masterpiece, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has left its mark on the history of Indian cinema. It shed light on why Indian audiences loved to see stories of brave heroes from our history. It gives us a medium to learn more about the situations brave leaders faced in order to fight injustice. The memorable characters, the dialogues, the down-to-earth costumes, the songs and heroism, the drama and the emotions displayed by the actors resonated with us as an audience.
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With the film, the director-actor duo Om Raut and Ajay Devgn showed that the biographies of our forgotten heroes like Tanhaji Malusare are always appreciated by fans because we somehow see the excerpts of ourselves in the characters shown on the screen.
Today, with Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior turning one year old, we’re excitedly waiting for Ajay Devgn to reveal more details about the promised unsung warrior franchise. He will capture the stories of the forgotten heroes who laid their lives to protect the people they loved and cherished.