Watch: Thackeray trailer sees Nawazuddin Siddiqui slip under the skin of Shiv Sena supremo

FP Staff

Dec 26, 2018 16:18:44 IST

Thackeray makers recently launched the film's trailer. The biopic, adapted from the life of Bal Thackeray also known as Balasaheb Thackeray, trails the political rise of the founder of Shiv Sena. Controversial yet influential, Thackeray's ways were often criticised but many argue were the most effective in the state of Maharashtra.

Still from Thackeray trailer. YouTube screengrab

Still from Thackeray trailer. YouTube screengrab

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, playing Bal Thackeray, gets under the skin of the political leader and captivates viewers with his steadfast speeches and uni-dimensional outlook towards the world. A particular scene, worthy of mention in the trailer, depicts Siddiqui facing a trial for the demolition of Babri Masjid. When asked how he was sure that the spot was indeed the Ram janmabhoomi, Siddiqui nonchalantly quips, "Toh kya Pakistan mein huya tha janm?"

Besides Nawazuddin, Amrita Rao is also part of the biopic's cast and will be portraying his wife Meenatai. The film has been reportedly shot in Hindi, Marathi and also dubbed in English.

Recently, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to three dialogues in the film. While one alluded to a reference to South Indians in the film, the other is related to Babri Masjid. Reportedly, the makers complied with the edits suggested.

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray is slated to hit the screens on 23 January, 2019, commemorating Balasaheb's birth anniversary. Watch the trailer here.

Updated Date: Dec 26, 2018 16:32:42 IST