The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is based on one of the most well known incidents from Maratha history – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a total documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas included in this struggle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is managed.
The story about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (previously regarded as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively recognized across Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this essential chapter from Marathi heritage on screen? Totally!
Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic practical experience that is in good shape for the significant monitor. The movie is ambitious in striving to examine this tale in two and a 50 percent several hours, but it mostly succeeds in building the proper build up and ambience that prospects to a superb climax. From laying out the cause and the figures associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape strategy and the actual battle, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian reduction in amongst. The movie doesn’t overlook out on providing due credit rating to the the greater part of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an easy endeavor to deliver some of the most properly –known names from the Marathi movie and Television market with each other in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting section 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 provided his greatest to their roles. Even the supporting cast has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. Yet another noteworthy 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 sure to carry tears to your eyes.
Even though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex features, nevertheless great, could have been better. The qualifications score overpowers dialogues in some vital scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Nonetheless, all mentioned and finished, the overall workforce has carried out its most effective to make this a huge screen working experience. Probably with a even bigger budget, these points can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a fantastic observe, and at the cinemas only.