Thackeray (2019)

 ●  Marathi ● 2 hrs 19 mins

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Based on the life of Bal Keshav Thackeray. From a firebrand journalist to an influential and charismatic political leader who played a major role in shaping the Marathi identity, Balasaheb Thackeray's journey is also the story of birth and evolution of the Shiv Sena political party.

Cast: Amrita Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Crew: Abhijit Panse (Director), Sudeep Chatterjee (Director of Photography), Rohan Rohan (Music Director), Sandeep Shirodkar (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 25 Jan 2019 (India), 25 Jan 2019 (United Arab Emirates)

Marathi Name: ठाकरे

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as Meena Tai Thackeray
as Bal Thackeray
as Jaidev Thackeray
as Jambuwantrao Dhote
as Girl In Chawl
Supporting Actor
as Marathi Young Man
Supporting Actress
as Uddhav Thackeray
Supporting Actor
as Mastan
as Raj Thackeray


Assistant Director



Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Editor


Production Designer


Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Assistant Editor

Marketing and Public Relations

Public Relations Officer
Film Type:
Documentary Feature
Spoken Languages:
English, Hindi
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
Music Label: Zee Music

Music Director: Rohan Rohan
Lyricist: Manoj Yadav
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh

Music Director: Rohan Rohan
Lyricist: Mandar Cholkar
Playback Singer: Avadhoot Gupte

Music Director: Rohan Rohan
Lyricist: Sunil Jogi
Playback Singer: Nakash Aziz
Sachin Khedekar had dubbed for Nawaazuddin Siddiqui for Marathi version. But the Marathi audiences insisted that Bala Saheb Thackeray's voice to be used in the Marathi version.

The movie was shot in both Marathi and Hindi languages simultaneously

Amitabh Bachchan who shared a great bond with Balasaheb Thackeray along with his son Udhav Thackray launches the teaser of the film on 21st December 2017.

The movie faced a major controversy when popular Tamil and Telugu actor Siddharth slammed the Thackeray movie trailer for referring South Indians in a derogatory manner.

Actress Rasika Duggal was the first choice for Meena Tai Thackeray, as she was paired with Nawaazuddin Siddiqui in 'Manto'.

The movie marks the debut film of director Abhijit Panse.
Filming Start Date:
25 Mar 2018