The film, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is primarily based on one of the most popular incidents from Maratha historical past – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it very clear that this is not a comprehensive documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas included in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is preserved.
The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (previously known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively recognized throughout Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar triumph in recreating this essential chapter from Marathi history on screen? Certainly!
Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic encounter that is match for the massive display. The movie is formidable in striving to discover this tale in two and a 50 % hrs, but it mostly succeeds in generating the ideal construct up and ambience that potential customers to a amazing climax. From laying out the reason and the people associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the real struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, although inducing a dose of historical past, drama and even comedian relief in concerning. The movie does not pass up out on giving because of credit score to the greater part of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it is not an uncomplicated undertaking to provide some of the most nicely –known names from the Marathi film and Television marketplace collectively 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 and every actor has provided his finest to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some memorable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. One more notable effectiveness 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 bound to convey tears to your eyes.
When Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex factors, while fantastic, could have been far better. The history rating overpowers dialogues in some vital scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Having said that, all stated and carried out, the entire crew has finished its very best to make this a significant monitor experience. Possibly with a more substantial spending plan, these items can be ironed out in the next movies of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a great look at, and at the cinemas only.