An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Just after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s initial two flicks in the collection of films committed to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the author-director returns with a bang in the third movie of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is dependent on 1 of the most famed incidents from Maratha history – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it apparent that this is not a full documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas concerned 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 Battle of Pavan Khind (previously regarded as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is nicely known throughout Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi history on display? Unquestionably!

Pawankhind is a complete cinematic expertise that is fit for the massive display. The film is bold in attempting to investigate this tale in two and a 50 percent several hours, but it mostly succeeds in producing the right create up and atmosphere that leads to a amazing climax. From laying out the rationale and the figures included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape plan and the precise battle, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of background, drama and even comedian relief in involving. The film doesn’t miss out on out on giving thanks credit history to the majority of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an simple endeavor to provide 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 department 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 individual actor has presented his ideal to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. One more noteworthy 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 sure to bring tears to your eyes.

Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical features, nevertheless very good, could have been improved. The track record score overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. On the other hand, all said and completed, the complete team has done its greatest to make this a significant display practical experience. Maybe with a larger spending plan, these factors can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s series.

For now, Pawankhind is a wonderful check out, and at the cinemas only.