The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is primarily based on one particular of the most famous incidents from Maratha heritage – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it apparent that this is not a comprehensive documentation of the fight, 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 story is preserved.
The story about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (previously known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly identified across Maharashtra. The end result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi background on display? Totally!
Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic experience that is in good shape for the significant display screen. The movie is formidable in hoping to check out this story in two and a half several hours, but it largely succeeds in developing the correct establish up and atmosphere that prospects to a fantastic climax. From laying out the purpose and the characters concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape strategy and the real struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, although inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comedian relief in between. The movie does not miss out on out on offering thanks credit history to the majority of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an simple undertaking to carry some of the most properly –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set market collectively 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 provided 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. A further noteworthy overall performance that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the man who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are sure to convey tears to your eyes.
Although Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex facets, though excellent, could have been much better. The history rating overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Even so, all explained and carried out, the full team has done its very best to make this a big display knowledge. Possibly with a even bigger spending budget, these factors can be ironed out in the subsequent films of Lanjekar’s series.
For now, Pawankhind is a good view, and at the cinemas only.