The movie, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is primarily based on one of the most popular incidents from Maratha history – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it distinct that this is not a entire documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas involved in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is maintained.
The story about the Fight of Pavan Khind (earlier acknowledged as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 against the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly acknowledged throughout Maharashtra. The end result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar realize success in recreating this critical chapter from Marathi historical past on display screen? Definitely!
Pawankhind is a extensive cinematic experience that is fit for the big display. The film is bold in making an attempt to take a look at this story in two and a 50 % hours, but it largely succeeds in building the suitable establish up and atmosphere that qualified prospects to a fantastic climax. From laying out the motive and the figures associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape program and the real battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of background, drama and even comedian relief in amongst. The movie does not miss out on out on offering due credit to the majority of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an simple process to carry some of the most effectively –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set business alongside one another 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 each actor has presented 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. A different noteworthy overall performance that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the person who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are certain to deliver tears to your eyes.
Even though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical elements, although fantastic, could have been greater. The background rating overpowers dialogues in some essential scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the minimize. However, all stated and performed, the whole crew has done its ideal to make this a huge monitor working experience. It’s possible with a bigger spending budget, these issues can be ironed out in the subsequent films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a fantastic check out, and at the cinemas only.