Watch: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Balasaheb spitting image in ‘Thackeray’ trailer

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, Dec 26: The trailer of ‘Thackeray’, the much talked about the biopic on Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, released on Wednesday and instantly found a spot on the list of trends on social media.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the Shiv Sena supremo, summed up the film’s essence in his tweet as he shared the trailer: “Unfolding the real story of Balasaheb Thackeray’s courage, wisdom and indomitable truth. The tiger, who was known for fearing none!”

The almost-three-minute trailer is a powerful portrayal of Bal Thackeray’s rise to power from an illustrator to one of the most influential political leaders of Maharashtra.

Bal K. Thackeray, the charismatic cartoonist-turned-firebrand politician founded the Shiv Sena and had a gigantic presence in Maharashtra and national politics for over five decades.

Feared and revered in equal measure, he held sway over the entire state and national political scenario as the champion of Hindutva or “Hindu Hridaysamrat” till his demise on November 17, 2012 aged 86.

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray is all set to release on January 25. The film will release in Hindi and Marathi.

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