The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is based mostly on one of the most famed incidents from Maratha record – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it crystal clear that this is not a entire documentation of the battle, 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 tale is preserved.
The tale about the Battle of Pavan Khind (previously known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively acknowledged across Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s prosperous escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar succeed in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi historical past on display? Certainly!
Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic expertise that is in good shape for the big monitor. The film is bold in making an attempt to investigate this tale in two and a half hours, but it mostly succeeds in making the correct construct up and atmosphere that qualified prospects to a excellent climax. From laying out the explanation 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 cards in front you chronologically, while inducing a dose of record, drama and even comic relief in concerning. The film doesn’t overlook out on supplying because of credit rating to the majority of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an easy task to bring some of the most well –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set 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 given his greatest 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 noteworthy general 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 provide tears to your eyes.
While Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological factors, even though good, could have been better. The background rating overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Nevertheless, all said and done, the entire crew has performed its very best to make this a major screen knowledge. It’s possible with a bigger funds, these factors can be ironed out in the next movies of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a wonderful observe, and at the cinemas only.