An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Just after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s initial two movies in the collection of movies committed to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the writer-director returns with a bang in the third film of the series – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is centered on 1 of the most renowned incidents from Maratha background – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it obvious 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 associated in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is maintained.

The tale about the Fight of Pavan Khind (before identified as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is properly identified across Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s productive escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi heritage on screen? Certainly!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic knowledge that is suit for the huge screen. The film is ambitious in seeking to check out this tale in two and a half hrs, but it mainly succeeds in making the appropriate establish up and ambience that potential customers to a amazing climax. From laying out the purpose and the people concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape strategy and the actual battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, although inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian reduction in concerning. The film doesn’t miss out on out on offering thanks credit to the bulk of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an simple task to deliver some of the most well –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set field collectively in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting section 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 provided his finest 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 effectiveness that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the person who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are sure to convey tears to your eyes.

Although Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized factors, while great, could have been superior. The track record score overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Even so, all claimed and completed, the full group has carried out its greatest to make this a big display knowledge. It’s possible with a even larger budget, these factors can be ironed out in the subsequent films of Lanjekar’s sequence.

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

Clara

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