Rivals Ajay and Saif Come Face-To-Face in ‘Shankara Re Shankara’
The latest song from Tanhaji: The Unsung Hero, ‘Shankara Re Shankara’, has been dropped and this is the first track that brings arch rivals Saif Ali Khan and Ajay Devgn together. Ahead of their final battle, they encounter each other in this song. As Ajay says, “I want to see the enemy before meeting him in war.”
Listen to the song here:
We see Ajay Devgn dancing with diyas in hand. As he prepares for the battle, he speaks about the courage of the Marathas. Saif, who plays Udaybhan Rathod, sports a menacing look as he makes himself comfortable on the throne.
Sung and composed by Mehul Vyas with lyrics by Anil Verma, ‘Shankara Re Shankara’ is picturised in what seems to be the Mughal war camp.
Set in the 17th century, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is based on the life of Tanhaji Malusare (Ajay), a military leader in the army of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. According to legend, he was enlisted by Shivaji to recapture the Kondana fort from the Mughals and managed to do so with the help of his pet monitor lizards. However, he lost his life in the battle – the Battle of Sinhagad – and Shivaji renamed the fort to Sinhagad (Lion Fort) in memory of his commander. Saif Ali Khan plays his rival, Udaybhan Rathod, a Rajput officer appointed by Mughul army chief Jai Singh, working under Aurangzeb.
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