The movie, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is based on just one of the most well known incidents from Maratha record – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it obvious that this is not a finish documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended 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 maintained.
The story about the Fight of Pavan Khind (earlier identified as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively known throughout Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s prosperous escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this significant chapter from Marathi record on monitor? Completely!
Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic working experience that is healthy for the massive display. The film is formidable in trying to take a look at this story in two and a 50 percent hours, but it largely succeeds in generating the appropriate construct up and ambience that prospects to a excellent climax. From laying out the cause and the figures concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the real battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of history, drama and even comic aid in in between. The movie does not miss out on out on offering thanks credit to the majority of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an simple task to bring some of the most nicely –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set sector together in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting office 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 supplied his greatest 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. Another 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 certain to provide tears to your eyes.
Even though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized facets, however fantastic, could have been better. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some essential scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. Nonetheless, all said and carried out, the whole team has finished its most effective to make this a significant display knowledge. Probably with a more substantial spending plan, these issues can be ironed out in the following movies of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a excellent look at, and at the cinemas only.