The movie, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is dependent on 1 of the most famous incidents from Maratha record – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a comprehensive 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 preserved.
The story about the Fight of Pavan Khind (before recognised as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 towards the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is perfectly recognized across Maharashtra. The outcome – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar be successful in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi record on display screen? Totally!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic experience that is fit for the major monitor. The film is formidable in hoping to take a look at this tale in two and a 50 percent hours, but it mostly succeeds in generating the suitable build up and ambience that prospects to a fantastic climax. From laying out the cause and the people concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the genuine battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of background, drama and even comedian reduction in involving. The film does not miss out on out on supplying owing credit history to the greater part of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an simple job to deliver some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi film and Television set sector together 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 presented his best 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 further notable efficiency that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the person who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are bound to bring tears to your eyes.
Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological facets, however fantastic, could have been much better. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. On the other hand, all mentioned and finished, the complete crew has carried out its greatest to make this a huge display screen practical experience. Maybe with a more substantial funds, these factors can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a excellent view, and at the cinemas only.