The movie, which was delayed owing to the pandemic, is based mostly on 1 of the most famed incidents from Maratha history – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it distinct that this is not a entire documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas concerned in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is maintained.
The tale about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (earlier recognised as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is very well identified across Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar triumph in recreating this important chapter from Marathi background on monitor? Certainly!
Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic experience that is match for the huge monitor. The film is bold in attempting to examine this story in two and a 50 percent hours, but it mainly succeeds in making the suitable create up and ambience that qualified prospects to a great climax. From laying out the cause and the figures included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape plan and the precise fight, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, even though inducing a dose of historical past, drama and even comedian relief in concerning. The movie doesn’t skip out on supplying because of credit score to the the vast majority of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an easy task to provide some of the most effectively –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set industry together 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 each actor has offered his finest 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. Another noteworthy efficiency 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 convey tears to your eyes.
While Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical factors, nevertheless great, could have been much better. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Nevertheless, all claimed and done, the entire workforce has completed its greatest to make this a major display screen knowledge. It’s possible with a even bigger spending plan, these issues can be ironed out in the following movies of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a fantastic enjoy, and at the cinemas only.