An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history
The film, which was delayed owing to the pandemic, is centered on 1 of the most well known incidents from Maratha background – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a complete documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas involved in this struggle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is taken care of.
The tale about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (before recognized as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 from the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively acknowledged throughout Maharashtra. The end result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar realize success in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi heritage on monitor? Definitely!
Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic expertise that is suit for the major display. The movie is bold in seeking to explore this story in two and a fifty percent several hours, but it mainly succeeds in developing the appropriate build up and atmosphere that prospects to a superb climax. From laying out the purpose and the characters associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the precise fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in front you chronologically, while inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comedian reduction in in between. The film does not pass up out on providing due credit to the majority of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an simple activity to convey some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi film and Television set field with each other in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting division and makers pull off this feat. Chinmay Mandlekar as Shivaji Maharaj, Ajay Purkar as Bajiprabhu Deshpande, Sameer Dharmadhikari as Siddhi Jauhar, Aastad Kale as Siddhi Masud, Ankit Mohan as Rayaji Bandal, Mrinal Kulkarni as Maasaheb Jijau, Akshay Waghmare as Koyaji Bandal each individual actor has specified his best to their roles. Even the supporting solid has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. One more notable functionality that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the guy who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are sure to bring tears to your eyes.
Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological aspects, even though superior, could have been better. The history rating overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Having said that, all mentioned and completed, the total staff has completed its ideal to make this a huge display screen encounter. Maybe with a more substantial price range, these points can be ironed out in the following films of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a fantastic watch, and at the cinemas only.