The film, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is based on a person of the most popular incidents from Maratha record – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a entire documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant 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 Fight of Pavan Khind (before acknowledged as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 towards the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly identified across Maharashtra. The end result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s effective escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi historical past on screen? Completely!
Pawankhind is a extensive cinematic working experience that is in shape for the major screen. The film is ambitious in making an attempt to check out this story in two and a fifty percent hrs, but it mostly succeeds in producing the proper construct up and atmosphere that prospects to a wonderful climax. From laying out the rationale and the figures involved in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape prepare and the actual fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian relief in concerning. The film doesn’t miss out on out on supplying thanks credit to the vast majority of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.
As for the actors, it’s not an uncomplicated undertaking to bring some of the most very well –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set sector together 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 just about every actor has supplied 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. A further 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 sure to provide tears to your eyes.
Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological areas, while superior, could have been better. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Nevertheless, all said and performed, the whole workforce has carried out its greatest to make this a massive display screen working experience. Perhaps with a bigger price range, these items can be ironed out in the pursuing films of Lanjekar’s collection.
For now, Pawankhind is a terrific view, and at the cinemas only.