The movie, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is dependent on 1 of the most popular incidents from Maratha background – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it obvious that this is not a entire documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this struggle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is preserved.
The tale about the Fight of Pavan Khind (earlier acknowledged as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly acknowledged throughout Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s productive escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar be successful in recreating this significant chapter from Marathi background on screen? Absolutely!
Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic working experience that is match for the huge display. The movie is bold in attempting to take a look at this story in two and a half hrs, but it largely succeeds in creating the correct create up and atmosphere that prospects to a great climax. From laying out the purpose and the characters included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape plan and the true fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, although inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian relief in concerning. The film does not skip out on providing owing credit history to the bulk of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an uncomplicated endeavor to deliver some of the most very well –known names from the Marathi film and Tv industry 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 each and every actor has provided his ideal to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. An additional noteworthy effectiveness 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 sure to provide tears to your eyes.
Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex features, though good, could have been much better. The track record score overpowers dialogues in some essential scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. However, all claimed and accomplished, the whole staff has carried out its very best to make this a large screen encounter. Probably with a even bigger budget, these factors can be ironed out in the following films of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a good look at, and at the cinemas only.