Tanhaji is an upcoming action movie that is directed by Om Raut and produced by Ajay Devgn, Bhushan Kumar and lastly Krishan Kumar. The film takes place in the 17th century and is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, who was the military leader of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire. The movie was first supposed to release on 27 December but it will now be releasing on 10 January 2020.
The cast of the movie consist of Ajay Devgn as Tanaji Malusare, Saif Ali Khan as Uday Bhan, Kajol as Savitribai Malusare, Sharad Kelkar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Luke Kenny as Aurangzeb Alamgir, Padmavati Rao as Jijabai, Jagapathi Babu as Shelaar Mama, Devdatta Nage as Suryaji Malusare, Pankaj Tripathi as Mirza Raja Jai Singh, Neha Sharma as Kamla Devi, Ajinkya Deo as Pisal and Hardik Sangani as Gondya.
As for the plot, the official synopsis reads, In the late 17th century, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb declares strategic hill fortress Kondhana as the capital of Southern India from which he planned to expand Mughal empire into South India.
“However, The Maratha Emperor Shivaji Maharaj orders his General Tanaji Malusare to capture Kondhana at any cost to protect Southern India from Mughal invasion, while the Mughal emperor sends his trusted commander Uday Bhan to defend the fortress, thus leading to a battle between the two armies for control of the fortress. The Battle is known as the Battle of Sinhagad which decided the fate of South India.”