The film, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is based on one particular of the most popular incidents from Maratha heritage – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a finish documentation of the battle, 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 preserved.
The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (before regarded as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively recognised throughout Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar triumph in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi background on screen? Totally!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic experience that is match for the major display. The film is bold in trying to investigate this story in two and a half hours, but it mostly succeeds in producing the correct develop up and ambience that potential customers to a wonderful climax. From laying out the rationale and the characters included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the actual fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, while inducing a dose of history, drama and even comic aid in between. The movie does not miss out on providing because of credit rating to the the vast majority of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an effortless process to deliver some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set business collectively in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting division 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 and every actor has provided his finest to their roles. Even the supporting cast 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 guy who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are bound to deliver tears to your eyes.
Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex factors, while good, could have been better. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. Nevertheless, all explained and carried out, the entire workforce has performed its finest to make this a big screen working experience. Possibly with a more substantial finances, these issues can be ironed out in the following movies of Lanjekar’s sequence.
For now, Pawankhind is a good look at, and at the cinemas only.