This weekend is fully packed with drama biopics on two of India's very powerful figures. Bal Thackeray and Rani of Jhansi, who changed the face of India's history in their own ways. So today has become extra special when Bollywood biopics of these two personalities have hit the theatres across the country.
'Thackeray' and 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' released earlier today, and people have been queuing up outside movie halls, to watch both the films with equal enthusiasm. Though the tizzy surrounding 'Thackeray' in Mumbai cannot be replicated elsewhere, yet movie-goers from around the country have some real good things to say about the film, and especially Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance in the film!View this post on Instagram
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is essaying the titular role in the bilingual film that has been directed by Abhijit Panse, and is based on the life and times of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. The film also stars Amrita Rao in a pivotal role of Meena Tai Thackeray, opposite Nawazuddin.
The film fraternity can't stop praising the movie and Siddiqui's performance, as they took to Twitter to gush about the movie.January 25, 2019
Yesterday I remembered with an attitude of gratitude, the tallest leader of Maharashtra, father figure to many the legend #BalaSahebThackeray on his birth anniversary. Reminiscing his fascinating personality & great oratory skills. He was a gifted cartoonist & a fearless leader. pic.twitter.com/JjjKOVVzle— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) January 24, 2019
Film Thackeray portrays how an Artist becomes a powerful political leader. The film is bold and powerful. @Nawazuddin_S one of our finest actors roars like a tiger.. Congratulations to @rautsanjay61 and @RKpanday1977 .— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) January 24, 2019
However, it is the opinion of the common man who is going to the movie that matters the most to us at the end of the day, isn't it? So as per the initial verdict on Twitter, the audience has declared that the movie has proven to be a gripping tale about the Shiv Sena chief, though it is Nawazuddin's marvellous performance that has brought Thackeray alive on screen. A movie-goer even went on to claim that if acting was a religion, Nawazuddin was god.
That's a huge thing to say, isn't it? Here's what others have to say about the film.
1. #NawazuddinSiddiqui shines in this one. You will like the movie mostly because of him.
2. Script was more diplomatic than firebrand Balasaheb. Screenplay was OK.
3. Film is mostly entertaining due to the character it is based on
(3 STARS âï¸âï¸âï¸) pic.twitter.com/d6lpxJngyr
@ThackerayFilm wow what a flim and waht a persona Balasaheb Thackeray ð was .He roar like a tiger.This movie is above the all of this rating and review.This is the best biopic ever madeIn world cinema history.Thank u all team of #Thackeray and @rautsanjay61 shab.@ShivSena .— SATYAM SIDDHARTH (@srk_siddharth) January 25, 2019
#Thackeray – Riveting!!!
Thackeray - crisp and sharp; striking the chord with the Sena Legacy and its followers too; giving the audience the real taste of Sena on screen.
PK Verdict: Gold**** @Nawazuddin_S @AmritaRao @Viacom18Movies pic.twitter.com/yMCxOGmIv9
#Thackeray Review : #NawazuddinSiddiqui Conquers This Engrossing Political Drama!From adapting the mannerisms to a bit of voice modulation, Nawazuddin is not Himself in the film.
P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L (3.5 STARS âï¸âï¸âï¸ð«) - The best part about this film is it's originality. Be it the situations, dialogues or characterisation; everything has been shown as it was. #NawazuddinSiddiqui has nailed the character of Bala Saheb Thackeray. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/mQ9SedPx1t
Aala re aala re aala re aala re baap re... Are kehte hai kehte hai kehte hai usko #Thackeray
Bold and Powerful performance by @Nawazuddin_S
Sir, no one else could have played this role. It's only you, who can match the dialogue delivery and tiger instincts of Balasaheb #review
Take a bow Nawaz, take a bow. What a brilliant movie #Thackeray is. What a portrayal of the legend.
Only Nawaz can give a performance like this. So much depth, so much class.
Respect for the man keeps growing day by day, movie by movie, show by show. Hats off. @Nawazuddin_S pic.twitter.com/0PCgsO1xMv
If acting is religion then nawazuddin siddiquee is god #Thackeray— Raunak Jha (@rjharocks1002) January 25, 2019
A fitting tribute to the Supremo... Is engrossing for most parts... Taut screenwriting + Abhijit Panse's skilful direction + Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sterling act makes it a compelling watch... Watch it! #ThackerayReview pic.twitter.com/kgeLnghjD8