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Shivaji Jayanti 2024: 5 Movies That Showcase Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Glory

Top 5 Films Based On Chhratrapati Shivaji Maharaj`s Glory And Courage

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Shivaji Jayanti 2024: 5 Movies That Showcase Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Glory

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a household name in many Indian homes. We have grown up listening to his courageous stories since school. He redefined the course of Indian history and established the Hindu Swaraj by defeating the Mughals. February 19 marks Shivaji Jayanti, the day when the great warrior was born.

There are many movies, both in Marathi and Hindi, that will take you inside the life of Shivaji Maharaj. On Shivaji Jayanti 2024, here are some films you can watch based on his glorious and courageous life.

Grab a tub of popcorn, sit with your children, and proudly tell them about the fearless stories of the great Maratha warrior.

1. Sher Shivaji (1987)

Sher Shivaji is a Marathi-language film based on Shivaji Maharaj's infamous encounter with Afzal Khan. The plot revolves around their meeting at Pratapgarh Fort, where Khan elusively tried to kill Maharaj but failed miserably.

The film's cast consists of some of the most talented names in the Marathi film industry, like Smita Patil, Shreeram Lagoo, and Ramesh Deo.

2. Farzand (2022)

This movie revolves around the story of general Kondaji Farzand, who helped Shivaji Maharaj capture the Panhala fort back from the Sultanate of Bijapur. The story takes us through the thrilling battle of Panhala, where only 60 Maratha warriors battled with more than 2,500 enemy soldiers.

Chinmay Mandlekar, Mrunal Kulkarni, and Ankit Mohan play pivotal roles in the movie. Farzand is available for streaming on Hotstar.

3. Pawankhind (2022)

Pawankhind is based on the events that unfolded at Ghodkhind in 1674. The plot takes us to the time when Siddi Jauhar laid siege to the Panhala fort. Shivaji Maharaj hatches a plan to escape, but the enemy gets a hint of it.

The following events capture the battle of Pawankhind, led by the brave warrior general Baji Prabhu Deshpande. The film is directed by Digpal Lanjekar and can be streamed on Amazon Prime.

4. Tanhaji (2020)

The movie stars a strong cast of Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar, and Saif Ali Khan. Tanhaji showcases the recapture of Kondhana Fort by Tanhaji Malusare, a brave warrior and commander of the Maratha army. The film's climax captures a thrilling action sequence between Tanhaji and Rajput general Udaybhan Rathod.

Also Read:When Sharad Kelkar Said Playing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj In Tanhaji Was A Dream Come True

The warrior bravely fights until the end, even after losing an arm, to keep his Maharaj safe. The movie also captures Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's famous words about Tanhaji, "Gad ala pan Sinha gela." You can stream Tanhaji on Hotstar.

5. Fattehshikast (2019)

This Marathi film showcases the events of 1663, when Shaistakhan occupied Lal Mahal in Pune. The movie primarily revolves around the political tension between the Marathas and the Mughal general and how Shivaji Maharaj hatches a plan to get their fort back.

Fattehshikast also captures the famous event where Shaistakhan tries to flee through a window before getting his fingers cut by Shivaji Maharaj. Fattehshikast is available to watch on Zee5, starring Chinmay Mandlekar, Mrunal Kulkarni, and Anup Soni.

Radio City wishes everyone a happy Shivaji Jayanti.

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