The movie, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is based on 1 of the most well-known incidents from Maratha historical past – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it apparent that this is not a entire documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas included in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is maintained.
The tale about the Battle of Pavan Khind (earlier recognised as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 towards the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly recognized across Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s prosperous escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this important chapter from Marathi history on display screen? Unquestionably!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic working experience that is in shape for the huge screen. The movie is formidable in hoping to take a look at this story in two and a 50 % several hours, but it mostly succeeds in creating the right construct up and ambience that prospects to a fantastic climax. From laying out the purpose and the characters included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the true fight, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, although inducing a dose of history, drama and even comic reduction in amongst. The film doesn’t overlook out on offering thanks credit to the greater part of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an easy activity to bring some of the most nicely –known names from the Marathi film and Tv set market together in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting department 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 actor has supplied his greatest to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some memorable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. A different notable general performance that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the gentleman who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are certain to bring tears to your eyes.
Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex facets, although superior, could have been superior. The history score overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. On the other hand, all said and accomplished, the whole team has performed its finest to make this a big display screen knowledge. Probably with a more substantial spending budget, these issues can be ironed out in the pursuing movies of Lanjekar’s sequence.
For now, Pawankhind is a good view, and at the cinemas only.