Three things had straightaway grabbed attention watching the promos of “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”. First, the sheer lavishness of the film”s frames, and the fact that it had been prepared for 3D consumption. Second, the real-life couple of Ajay Devgn and Kajol was returning together on screen after close to a decade. Finally, Saif Ali Khan did look menacing as the arch villain of the piece.
Watching Ajay Devgn”s self-produced latest effort, you realise the actor-filmmaker”s intention was not just to create largescale action drama seeped in lavish visual delight. The film, directed by Bollywood debutant Om Raut, tries reimagining the Bollywood historical genre at a scale far more extravagant than we have seen so far.
If commercial cinema is largely about impressing with visual delight, the unapologetically larger-than-life “Tanhaji” manages to craft the right spectacular impact.