Thackeray trailer: Nawaz fits the character but misses on dialect

27th December 2018

The makers of 'Thackeray' have finally dropped its official trailer featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray the founder of Shiv Sena and a cartoonist who expressed his thoughts with art. The trailer opens up quite fiercely wasting no time panning towards the riots after the Babri Masjid incident. Curfews, people being burnt alive and there is the only one man who can calm down this storm.

Supremo Balasaheb Thackrey, and Nawaz is introduced in the exact attire, gait and body language even the bold statement-making right away is well drawn with the larger than life character of Balasaheb, but what's missing is the dialect which is certainly not taken care of. Spending almost two decades in Mumbai Nawazuddin Siddiqui couldn't get that Marathi accent in his dialogue delivery which was major for this character. Click here to watch Thackeray official trailer. 

Sharing the trailer via Twitter Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote, "Unfolding the real story of Balasaheb Thackeray's courage, wisdom & indomitable truth. The tiger who was known for fearing none! #Thackeray trailer out NOW"

Thackeray has been written by journalist and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut and directed by Abhijit Panse. The film has been shot in Hindi and Marathi and will be dubbed in English. Speaking about the film Nawazuddin Siddiqui said in a statement, "More than myself, I appreciate Shiv Sena that they approached me for the role. That’s a huge thing. I am just an actor. I will anyway sit down with my director to come up with the best outcome but it is a huge deal that these people thought of me in the first place."

The film is slated to release on January 25, 2019.