7 Greatest Films Inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Sinhagad (1933)

In V. Shantaram's Marathi film about the Battle of Sinhagad, Ganpat Shinde stepped into the shoes of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952)

Chandrakant played the Maratha warrior king in this Marathi-language biopic helmed by Balaji Pendharkar.

Bhakta Tukaram (1973)

In V. Madhusudan Rao's Telugu film about Sant Tukaram, a social reformer and devotee of the Lord Pandurang, Sivaji Ganesan played Shivaji Maharaj.

Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009)

The Santosh Manjrekar film looked inward at the concept of the Marathi identity, depicting the loss of it and the frustration felt at the loss by one Dinkar Bhosle (Sachin Khedekar) and the talking-to he receives from Shivaji Maharaj (Mahesh Manjrekar) for his shallowness.

Farzand (2018)

Directed by Digpal Lanjekar, this is the first of an eight-film series on Shivaji Maharaj, with Chinmay Mandlekar playing the role of the king in the depiction of the Battle of Panhala.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)

Om Raut's film recounted the Battle of Sinhgad between the Marathas and the Mughals, and while the film's protagonist is Tanaji Malusare (Ajay Devgn), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (Sharad Kelkar) appears intermittently to chalk out the battle his men are to fight.

Har Har Mahadev (2022)

Helmed by Abhijeet Deshpande, the film recounts the heroism of Baji Prabhu Deshpande (Sharad Kelkar) during the Battle of Pavan Khind in which his self-sacrificial last stand ensured Shivaji Maharaj (Subodh Bhave) got away from an attacking enemy without injury or incident.

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