Produced by-Viacom18 Motion Pictures

Directed by-AbhijitPanse

Starring-Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao


30 Crores

Estimated Budget


3 Crores

Our Opening Day Prediction

‘Thackeray’ is a biopic on late Shiv Senasupremo Bal Thackeray. It shows true events and whatever happened in the life of Bal Thackeray and who and how he was as a person.He was a strong man who gave his thoughts a voice without fearing anything and anyone.His ways were influential and he was also criticized for the same by many but no one could argue, they weren’t effective. The trailer was intriguing and it definitely piqued our interests. Here are the factors we believe will work in its favour:


In the trailer we see Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the lead who is playing the role of Balasaheb Thackeray. It is all based on the life of the founder of Shiv Sena- Bal Thackeray. He is someone who had a lot of influence over people of Maharashtra and how much everyone loved him for what he was and how he was. People respected and loved him for the way he spoke his mind and how hard he tried to improve and inculcate Maratha Culture in art and entertainment sector.This being the story of such an influential personality is one of the reasons why we think this film can work, especially in Maharashtra.


Nawaz has once again managed to flabbergast us with his acting skills as Bal Saheb. We can’t seem to differentiate him fromBalaSaheb. The authenticity in his acting and the art of adopting the character is something everyone loves about Nawaz. He is one of the best actors who can do any role in the best possible way by keeping it raw.Nawazuddin’s fine work is the greatest highlight and how no other person could have done a better job if he was casted to play the role of Bal Thackeray


Movies entertain us but what if the movies bring us some information and knowledge? Yes this Bilingual Biography does that and is enough to pull the audiences and fans to the theatres who want more than just entertainment and patriotism. Movies like these haveusually been praised by the audiences and we see ‘Thackeray’ in the same space.


‘Aaya re Thackray’ is trending online now with almost 6 million views. ‘AplaSahebThackray has almost 1.6 views  on YouTube. BuzzBollywood Trade Magazine