An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Soon after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s initially two films in the series of films focused to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha army, the writer-director returns with a bang in the 3rd movie of the series – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is dependent on a single of the most popular incidents from Maratha historical past – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it apparent that this is not a total documentation of the battle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas concerned in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is maintained.

The tale about the Battle of Pavan Khind (before known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 from the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively acknowledged throughout Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar be successful in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi history on monitor? Certainly!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic knowledge that is fit for the major display screen. The film is bold in attempting to discover this tale in two and a 50 % hours, but it largely succeeds in building the ideal build up and atmosphere that sales opportunities to a great climax. From laying out the reason and the people included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape program and the genuine fight, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, even though inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comedian reduction in involving. The movie doesn’t pass up out on supplying owing credit history to the greater part of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an simple job to convey some of the most very well –known names from the Marathi film and Television 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 every single actor has supplied his finest 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. Another notable functionality 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 certain to provide tears to your eyes.

Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized areas, even though good, could have been greater. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Having said that, all stated and performed, the entire group has completed its finest to make this a major screen encounter. Probably with a greater price range, these matters can be ironed out in the next films of Lanjekar’s series.

For now, Pawankhind is a terrific view, and at the cinemas only.