Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior produced by Ajay Devgn’s ADF and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, directed by Om Raut, is set to release on 10th January 2020. The epic film also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in leading roles.
In Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Ajay Devgn essays the role of a great Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusure who fought the Battle of Sinhagad against Udaybhan Singh played by Saif Ali Khan.
The film will now get an second version because the visual extravaganza, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior will also have a Marathi version released on 10th January 2019 across Maharashtra.
Speaking about this Director Om said, “I had pitched it as a Hindi film because the idea was to go global. But Mr Devgn felt the need to come out with a Marathi version as well to ensure that it reaches the interiors of the state.” The period drama will have many known names from the Marathi Film Industry like Sharad Kelkar (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj), Devdatta Nage (Suryaji Malusare) and Shashank Shende (Shelar Mama).
Opening up about releasing the film in Marathi, Ajay Devgn said, “It’s my privilege to be able to share the story of this brave Maratha warrior in his mother tongue as well as in Hindi. I want Maharashtra to partake in his journey as much as the rest of India.”
Kajol who will be essaying the role of Savitribai (Tanhaji’s wife) is also a Maharashtrian on her mother Tanuja’s side. The actress is delighted about the film releasing in Marathi too. She said, “I loved playing this Maharashtrian character. To me, having grown up with my grandmother and my great grandmother and seen them like this, it was almost like reliving a part of my own history.’’
The actress will be seen wearing the traditional Maharashtrian attire ‘Nauvari’ for the film. Adding further, “I felt like I was playing dress-up with my mother’s clothes and in a grown-up way almost playing her in the film. I absolutely loved it and if I have my way I will one day wear the Navvari sari on a red carpet as well. It’s just too sexy not to wear it! There is a certain body language in a saree and a Navvari that makes you feel all woman when worn.”
Admiring the character Kajol said, “This character of Savitri is such a strong and amazing one. I identified with her innate strength and absolutely admired her grace in facing adversity.’’
As the team gears up for the launch of the Marathi trailer on December 10, Om Raut reveals, “It will be a nice tribute to showcase a Marathi film about a warrior in 3D. Capturing the dialect and cultural nuances were important and we have ensured that the beauty of the language is not lost.”