An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Immediately after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s to start with two flicks in the series of films focused to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the author-director returns with a bang in the 3rd film of the collection – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is primarily based on 1 of the most well known incidents from Maratha heritage – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it very clear that this is not a entire documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is taken care of.

The story about the Fight of Pavan Khind (previously regarded as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 from the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively recognized across Maharashtra. The outcome – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar triumph in recreating this crucial chapter from Marathi history on display? Definitely!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic encounter that is suit for the large monitor. The movie is formidable in hoping to discover this tale in two and a half hours, but it mostly succeeds in building the correct construct up and ambience that leads to a superb climax. From laying out the purpose and the figures included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape program and the real struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, while inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comic relief in concerning. The movie doesn’t skip out on giving thanks credit score to the vast majority of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an effortless task to bring some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set field 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 presented his ideal 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 notable efficiency 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 bring tears to your eyes.

Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex aspects, nevertheless good, could have been much better. The qualifications score overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Even so, all claimed and completed, the total group has accomplished its best to make this a massive monitor knowledge. Probably with a larger spending plan, these things can be ironed out in the pursuing films of Lanjekar’s series.

For now, Pawankhind is a great look at, and at the cinemas only.