The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is based mostly on a single of the most renowned incidents from Maratha background – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it very clear that this is not a complete documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this fight. 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 (earlier regarded as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is very well acknowledged throughout Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this essential chapter from Marathi record on display? Completely!
Pawankhind is a complete cinematic expertise that is in shape for the big display. The film is bold in attempting to explore this tale in two and a 50 percent hours, but it largely succeeds in creating the suitable establish up and atmosphere that prospects to a superb climax. From laying out the explanation and the characters involved in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the actual fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of historical past, drama and even comedian reduction in concerning. The film doesn’t skip out on offering because of credit rating to the majority of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an easy undertaking to carry some of the most well –known names from the Marathi film and Tv industry alongside one another 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 individual actor has offered his ideal to their roles. Even the supporting cast has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. One more 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 bound to provide tears to your eyes.
When Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical facets, nevertheless excellent, could have been superior. The background score overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the minimize. Even so, all reported and performed, the complete staff has done its finest to make this a significant screen practical experience. Perhaps with a more substantial price range, these items can be ironed out in the following films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a terrific watch, and at the cinemas only.