The movie, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is primarily based on 1 of the most well known incidents from Maratha record – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a finish documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is preserved.
The tale about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (earlier known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 from the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is well known across Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this important chapter from Marathi heritage on display? Definitely!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic working experience that is fit for the huge display. The movie is ambitious in attempting to examine this tale in two and a half hrs, but it largely succeeds in producing the ideal construct up and ambience that potential customers to a great climax. From laying out the purpose and the characters concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the true battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comic aid in among. The film doesn’t pass up out on offering due credit history to the bulk of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an simple undertaking to convey some of the most properly –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv sector collectively 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 just about every actor has provided 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 noteworthy performance that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the male who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are bound to deliver tears to your eyes.
Even though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized facets, while very good, could have been superior. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some vital scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the cut. Nonetheless, all reported and carried out, the full group has completed its greatest to make this a big display screen expertise. Maybe with a larger finances, these points can be ironed out in the subsequent movies of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a good enjoy, and at the cinemas only.