As they say, 2019 is the year for great movies. Similarly, the biographical drama ‘Thackeray’ takes us through the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, who was the founder of the Shiv Sena party in Maharashtra. The music production team has released the first song of the soundtrack, by the name of “Aaya Re Thackeray”, a song that entirely focuses on the great power Thackeray had during his lifetime. The song is currently trending on YouTube and has earned more than 4.3 million views on the official Zee Music Channel.
“Aaya Re Thackeray” has been sung by Nakash Aziz, who has sung many other songs such as “Jabra Fan” from ‘Fan’ (2016), “Dhating Nach” from ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ (2013), and “Gandi Baat” and “Sari Ke Fall Sa” from ‘R… Rajkumar’ (2013). The lyrics have been written by Sunil Jogi, and the music consists of a brass section by Robin Fargose, Sanjay Kalyani and Walter Dias. The music video has been released under the music label of Zee Music Company on 11 January 2019.
The lyrics celebrate the name and fame of Bal Thackeray among his people during one of his public appearances. He is praised using words such as “aaya re sab ka baap re, kehte hai usko Thackeray!” which immediately brings out the feeling of him being a majestic political figure. The traditional beats, chorus and the steady rhythm add to the power of the celebratory song. Coming to the music video, it begins with the arrival of Thackeray in a white car, with a huge crowd tumbling over each other to get a glimpse of him.
The scene seems to be taken from Thackeray attending a public appearance, who is dressed in a saffron outfit with a thin white shawl. He is seen worshipping the portrait of Chattrapati Shivaji, and finally taking up the sword in the end.
“Thackeray” stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao in the lead roles, the latter acting the part of Thackeray’s wife, Meena Bai Thackeray. The movie will be released in both Marathi and Hindi, on 25 January 2019. The date has been kept in mind as it is the 93rd birth anniversary of the political figure.