The movie, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is based mostly on a single of the most renowned incidents from Maratha history – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a complete documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas concerned in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is taken care of.
The tale about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (previously known 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 recognised throughout Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this significant chapter from Marathi history on display screen? Completely!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic expertise that is in shape for the large display. The movie is ambitious in seeking to check out this tale in two and a half hrs, but it largely succeeds in creating the right create up and ambience that prospects to a great climax. From laying out the reason and the characters involved in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the real struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of history, drama and even comedian relief in concerning. The film doesn’t pass up out on giving due credit rating to the majority of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an uncomplicated endeavor to bring some of the most effectively –known names from the Marathi film and Tv market jointly 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 just about every actor has provided his ideal 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. Yet another noteworthy overall 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 convey tears to your eyes.
Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical aspects, even though good, could have been superior. The track record score overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. Nonetheless, all said and done, the whole crew has carried out its best to make this a major display practical experience. It’s possible with a bigger finances, these points can be ironed out in the next films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a excellent observe, and at the cinemas only.