The film, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is centered on one of the most famed incidents from Maratha record – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it very clear that this is not a entire documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas included in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is managed.
The story about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (earlier known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 against the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly recognized across Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar succeed in recreating this significant chapter from Marathi background on display screen? Absolutely!
Pawankhind is a extensive cinematic knowledge that is match for the massive monitor. The movie is ambitious in hoping to explore this story in two and a 50 percent hrs, but it largely succeeds in making the proper establish up and ambience that prospects to a great climax. From laying out the cause and the figures concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape program and the genuine struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian reduction in in between. The film does not overlook out on offering because of credit score to the greater part of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an quick task to bring some of the most effectively –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv sector jointly in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting division 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 given his very best 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 noteworthy overall 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 certain to deliver tears to your eyes.
While Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized factors, nevertheless great, could have been far better. The background score overpowers dialogues in some significant scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Nevertheless, all claimed and finished, the total group has carried out its most effective to make this a significant display practical experience. Probably with a more substantial spending plan, these points can be ironed out in the following movies of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a great view, and at the cinemas only.