December 2, 2022

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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Immediately after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s 1st two films in the sequence of films dedicated to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the writer-director returns with a bang in the third movie of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is primarily based on one of the most famed incidents from Maratha historical past – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it obvious that this is not a finish documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this struggle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is managed.

The story about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (earlier recognized as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 towards the Siddhi Masud and the troopers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is very well known across Maharashtra. The outcome – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s effective escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar be successful in recreating this crucial chapter from Marathi historical past on screen? Completely!

Pawankhind is a extensive cinematic encounter that is suit for the big display. The movie is bold in seeking to check out this tale in two and a fifty percent hrs, but it largely succeeds in developing the appropriate build up and atmosphere that potential customers to a amazing climax. From laying out the reason and the characters included in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape system and the precise fight, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, while inducing a dose of historical past, drama and even comic aid in amongst. The film does not overlook out on supplying due credit to the bulk of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an simple activity to provide some of the most nicely –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set market with each other 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 every actor has presented his very best 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 noteworthy general 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 bring tears to your eyes.

While Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized elements, nevertheless great, could have been superior. The background rating overpowers dialogues in some important scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. However, all claimed and performed, the whole group has completed its finest to make this a big display screen experience. It’s possible with a larger spending plan, these items can be ironed out in the pursuing movies of Lanjekar’s series.

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