The film, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is based mostly on 1 of the most well known incidents from Maratha history – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it crystal clear that this is not a entire documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas involved in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is preserved.
The tale about the Battle of Pavan Khind (previously identified as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is nicely recognised throughout Maharashtra. The outcome – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar succeed in recreating this crucial chapter from Marathi record on display screen? Certainly!
Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic knowledge that is in good shape for the massive screen. The movie is ambitious in attempting to explore this tale in two and a 50 percent several hours, but it mainly succeeds in producing the proper build up and ambience that potential customers to a wonderful climax. From laying out the reason and the figures concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the precise battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, while inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comedian relief in amongst. The film doesn’t skip out on offering owing credit rating to the bulk of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an straightforward process to provide some of the most nicely –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv market jointly 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 supplied his greatest to their roles. Even the supporting solid 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 notable 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 sure to convey tears to your eyes.
When Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized facets, although excellent, could have been better. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some significant scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the minimize. Nevertheless, all explained and completed, the entire staff has finished its most effective to make this a large display screen working experience. Possibly with a greater spending plan, these factors can be ironed out in the following films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a great view, and at the cinemas only.