Thackeray is a 2019 Indian biography drama film written and directed by Abhijit Panse. The movie is based on Balasaheb Thakre, Leader of the political party, Shivsena. The movie was released on 25th January 2019, on the 93rd birthday of Balasaheb Thakre. This movie was released in Hindi and Marathi and collected a humble Rs.25 crores at the box office. The protagonist of the movie was played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife’s role was played by Amrita Rao.
From a firebrand journalist to an influential political leader who played a major role in shaping the Marathi identity, Balasaheb Thackeray's journey is also the story of birth and evolution of Shiv Sena. The film chronicles the life and times of the charismatic leader whose legacy continues to live on through his words and deeds.