Thackeray Movie Review: All Critics Review Round-Up

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Thackeray Review Roundup

Consensus - Average!

'Thackeray' is a political biographical drama starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role of Shiv Sena leader, Bal Keshav Thackeray. 'Thackeray' is directed by Abhijit Panse, and is written and produced by Shiv Sena MP, Sanjay Raut. The story of Thackeray revolves around the life of Bal Thackeray, his rise in the politics of Maharashtra. The film released on 25th January 2019, certified 'U/A' with the runtime of 139 minutes. Here we bring you all the critic reviews and ratings of 'Thackeray'. We will keep updating this post as new critic reviews come in. ALSO SEE: Thackeray Box Office Collection Report

Thackeray All Critic Reviews & Ratings

But its Nawaz’s nonchalant performance that overshadows the flaws and leaves a lasting impact.

  • 1Films | Review By - Aditya | Rating-2/5
Better writing and tighter editing could have made the film more engaging. After a certain point, the film is more of a highlights package than a fluid coherent motion picture.

  • News 18 | Review By - Rajeev Masand | Rating-2/5
To be fair the film, directed by Abhijit Panse, is engaging in parts, chiefly because it’s powered by a carefully-calibrated performance from Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Thackeray is a worshipful home video in the guise of a full-length feature film. Almost every moment in the movie is a death of irony.

This is either an oblivious or blatantly self-aware film, a work not of propaganda as much as it is a work of pride, celebrating a legacy of violence.

Thackeray is a warts-and-none propaganda film about a man who peddled hate and keenly fostered a sense of otherness (first South Indians, then Muslims).

  • NDTV | Review By - Saibal Chatterjee | Rating-1.5/5
A cinematic lionising of a political career that thrived on exclusionary, majoritarian muscle-flexing. As provocative as the politics it celebrates, Thackeray is a film that is best left alone.

  • News 18 | Review By - Rohit Vats | Rating-2.5/5
The makers are not hesitant in presenting Thackeray as somebody who used violence, or at least was in favour of using it, as a means to instill peace.

It’s a blockbuster propaganda packed with one-liners that will draw seetis, even at the cost of ignoring the tiger in the room.

  • DNA | Review By - Meena Iyer | Rating-4/5
Don’t miss Thackeray. It’s like a gym session that gives you a high. You can actually feel the adrenaline pumping, many a time during the film.

  • Firstpost | Review By - Udita Jhunjhunwala | Rating-2/5
The timeline of Thackeray is conveniently engineered to delete the unflattering, the sensitive and the problematic mandate.

THACKERAY is a well-made and well-told biopic about one of the most important political figures of Maharashtra and India.

Overall Average Rating - 2.3/5

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